The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, May 23, 2015


'Asleep in the Cyclone' art immersion experience at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Freeman and Lowe have transformed aspects of the Drop City design practice and philosophy to construct a room that exists in stark contrast to its time and surroundings.
LOUISVILLE, KY.- New York-based artists Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe have created a site-specific sculptural installation that is also a functional hotel room, offering 21c guests a completely immersive art experience. The work, called Asleep in the Cyclone, is an evolution of the artists' previous large-scale architectural collages, and extends a component of a project entitled I Love Natural Magic, based on the counter-cultural artists' community from the mid-1960's known as Drop City.

Freeman and Lowe have transformed aspects of the Drop City design practice and philosophy to construct a room that exists in stark contrast to its time and surroundings. Constructed entirely of re-purposed barn wood, custom textiles, original sculptures, and other artworks, the room features a domed ceiling sculpture that recalls the geodesic designs of American architect Buckminster Fuller. Multi-purpose furniture and surfaces designed by the artists are complemented with an antique writing desk, rocking chair, and record player. A selection of records, chosen by Freeman and Lowe, is included, as are artist-designed blankets, linens, and other curated components. A custom-built cabinet of curiosities includes collages, books, and small sculptures by the artists. Overnight guests Asleep in the Cyclone or awake and lounging, listening to records, and otherwise exploring this immersive artwork, will experience a parallel reality that inspires the senses.

Special amenities include:

• Record player and artists’ selected records

• Cabinet of curiosities featuring sculptures, books, and other works by Freeman and Lowe

• Rocking chair and antique writing desk

• Curated blankets and other linens

Artist duo Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe have been collaborating since 2007. Drawing on a series of historical and fictional narratives, their large-scale spatial collages reimagine culture through subjects such as rogue science, psychedelic drugs, mega-conventions, utopian communes, and hypertrophic urbanism. Asleep in the Cyclone is an evolution of the artists’ previous installations Stray Light Grey (Marlborough, Chelsea, New York, 2012), Hello Meth Lab in the Sun (Marfa Ballroom, 2008), Black Acid Coop (Deitch Projects, New York, 2010), and Bright White Underground (Country Club Gallery, Los Angeles, 2009). In 2013, Freeman and Lowe were selected to create a site-specific installation at Art Basel’s Unlimited exhibition. Like Asleep in the Cyclone, Artichoke Underground continues Freeman and Lowe’s groundbreaking explorations of architecture as immersive sculpture.

Jonah Freeman was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and earned a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Justin Lowe was born in Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from Amherst College, and earned an MFA from Columbia University in New York. The artists live and work in New York City. Freeman and Lowe have been featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, the New Yorker and more.






Today's News

August 27, 2013

Puzzle over 900-year-old African coins found in Australia reveals Aboriginal rock art

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to unveil recently acquired Edward Hopper painting

A premiere auction of fine art music photography from Morrison Hotel Gallery Collection at Antiquorum

Christie's announces three sales of Chinese works of art to highlight Asian Art Week in New York

William Travilla costume exhibition on view at The Newbridge Museum of Style Icons

Drawings by Dalí, Léger, Miró, and Picasso in Swann Galleries' Auction of 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings

First jewelry auction of the autumn auction season announced at Sotheby's New York

'Asleep in the Cyclone' art immersion experience at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville

Fine Line Media to release Herb & Dorothy 50x50: A film by Megumi Sasaki

Exhibition of new large format nudes and landscape works by Blaise Reutersward opens at Camera Work

Morphy's Doll Auction features prized antique French bisques, German characters and 20th-century favorites

New website features original photos/videos & voice recordings of Martin Luther King speech

CIMAM, International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art announces board members

21 venues, 6 days, 1 ticket: Berlin Art Week presents an even more comprehensive programme

Asian Contemporary Art Week returns to the Bay Area September 19-26, 2013

Nature Theater of Oklahoma comes to Times Square's digital screens for September's Midnight Moment

Private collection of 1950s to present day Japanese motorcycles to headline Bonhams Autumn Stafford Sale

New book accompanies Basil Alkazzi's exhibition opening at The Bradbury Gallery

Dublin Live Art Festival 2013 to be held 25th-29th September 2013

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Picasso masterpiece becomes the most valuable work ever sold at auction: $179,365,000

2.- Conceptual artist David Ireland's restored home at 500 Capp Street to open in January 2016

3.- After last month's 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, century-old Kaiser Library left in ruins

4.- Team of American explorers say pirate Captain Kidd's treasure found off Madagascar

5.- Christoph Buechel's church-cum-mosque causes controversy at Venice Biennale

6.- World's oldest complete example of 10 Commandments on rare display in Israel

7.- Go West: Artists flee exorbitant and over-crowded New York for Los Angeles

8.- All the World's Futures: 56th International Art Exhibition curated by Okwui Enwezor opens

9.- Exhibition at Museum of Modern Art explores Yoko Ono's groundbreaking early work

10.- Tsibi Geva presents a new installation for the Israeli pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site