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Hansel & Gretel

06/07/17 through 08/06/17 | Time vary

Park Avenue Armory

643 Park Ave. Map

212-616-3930

$15


07-06-2017 12:00:00 06-08-2017 12:00:00 America/New_York Hansel & Gretel | Time vary "[Herzog & de Meuron] are always dedicated to enlarging experience where others would flatten it, and heightening the specifics of a place when there are pressures to erase them. They are champions of nuance." — Architectural Review "…it is the essence of Ai's activism: …work that unleashes the political power of art." — The Guardian (UK) Pritzker Prize-winning architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron and artist/activist Ai Weiwei explore the meaning of public space in our surveillance-laden world, referencing the story of Hansel and Gretel in which the children lose their way and feel a sense of menace in a space they know and trust. The artists take advantage of the vast openness of the Drill Hall, creating a 21st century public place in which the environment is disconcerting, the entrance is unexpected, and every movement is tracked and surveyed by drones and communicated to an unknown public. The work builds on the artists' shared practice as designers of form and investigation (the Beijing Olympic Stadium and "quite simply the best summer Serpentine Pavilion ever" according to Time Out London) and their deep interest in the public realm whether through activism or architecture. Ai Weiwei has described their collaborations as follows: "My experience of working with Jacques and Pierre is that we never think separately. It's like three soldiers in the war—and that's a good feeling: we have a constant understanding." http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=230617 Park Avenue Armory Park Avenue Armory
"[Herzog & de Meuron] are always dedicated to enlarging experience where others would flatten it, and heightening the specifics of a place when there are pressures to erase them. They are champions of nuance." — Architectural Review

"…it is the essence of Ai's activism: …work that unleashes the political power of art." — The Guardian (UK)

Pritzker Prize-winning architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron and artist/activist Ai Weiwei explore the meaning of public space in our surveillance-laden world, referencing the story of Hansel and Gretel in which the children lose their way and feel a sense of menace in a space they know and trust. The artists take advantage of the vast openness of the Drill Hall, creating a 21st century public place in which the environment is disconcerting, the entrance is unexpected, and every movement is tracked and surveyed by drones and communicated to an unknown public.

The work builds on the artists' shared practice as designers of form and investigation (the Beijing Olympic Stadium and "quite simply the best summer Serpentine Pavilion ever" according to Time Out London) and their deep interest in the public realm whether through activism or architecture. Ai Weiwei has described their collaborations as follows: "My experience of working with Jacques and Pierre is that we never think separately. It's like three soldiers in the war—and that's a good feeling: we have a constant understanding."

Upcoming Events at Park Avenue Armory

Recital Series - 06/20/17 - 11/18/17

Touring Park Avenue Armory - 07/10/17 - 08/12/17

Artists Studio - 08/09/17 - 08/11/17

Blank Out - 09/21/17 - 09/27/17

Sabine Devielhe and Anne Le Bozec - 10/01/17 - 10/03/17

RéPons - 10/06/17 - 10/07/17

Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Jay Campbell - 10/09/17 - 10/10/17

Rashaad Newsome - 11/07/17

Barbara Hannigan and Reinbert De Leeuw - 11/16/17 - 11/18/17

Person Place Thing - 11/17/17

Jo Lawry and Kavita Shah - 11/21/17

Kanata - 12/05/17 - 12/19/17

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