|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Monday, August 8, 2022
|RUR Architecture's exhibition Lyrical Urbanism: The Taipei Music Center opens at Cooper Union in NY|
Taipei Music Center. Reiser+Umemoto, RUR Architecture. Yana Zhezhela & Alek Vatagin, photographers.
NEW YORK, NY.- Lyrical Urbanism: The Taipei Music Center, an exhibition marking the recent completion of Reiser+Umemoto, RUR Architectures Taipei Music Center (TMC), a new musical district within Taipei, will be on view at Cooper Unions Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture April 6-29, 2022. Designed by the projects architects from the New-York based firm, it will feature mural-sized photographs, architectural models, drawings, and audiovisual media that explore the decade-long design process, Taiwans music industry, and the nations cosmopolitan ambitions. The opening reception in Cooper Unions Great Hall on April 6 will include a lecture, panel discussion, and a musical performance composed for the occasion.
This exhibition was arranged at the invitation of Dean Nader Tehrani, who competed against RUR in the competition for the project. Its goal is to not only introduce the completed project but to also draw insightful relationships between its American architectural origins and adoption into Taiwanese culture and highlight the inevitable changes that took place during its long gestation and development.
From the onset, there were questions of whether or not it was appropriate for us, as American architects, to design a center for Taiwanese music, which we knew nothing about, notes Jesse Reiser, principal of RUR. At the same time, the Taiwanese competition jury was very careful to select then-emerging architects from all over the world, highlighting their cosmopolitan ambitions. I would add too that this was a profoundly interdisciplinary collaboration, and we worked closely with technical experts and governmental authorities in Taiwan while staying within our own expertise. So, what I said thenand continue to say todayis that we may have initially known little about Taiwanese music and culture, but we knew a lot about how an architecture might be designed to be adopted into any culture or urban context. Thats what this exhibition speaks to above all: how the hard, often alien stuff of architecture is absorbed into everyday life.
The TMC was conceived as a City of Pop Music, a hybrid and multipurpose site dedicated to the performance, curation, production, and celebration of pop music in Asia. For more than half a century, Taiwan has enjoyed a high standing among musical talent from Chinese speaking countries, which the TMC continues to foster, welcoming everyone with its belief that Music is Life, Living Music. The center has three major buildings: The Concert Hall, the Cultural Cube, and the Creative Hub. A new elevated public ground bridges the north and south bases which are divided by Civic Boulevard, bringing the three buildings together in a coherent design. The building program also includes four livehouses, which allow for simultaneous performances and support new talent with intimate concerts.
Since the Concert Halls grand opening in August 2020, the TMC has hosted a variety of high-profile musical and cultural events, including the inaugural concert of Yo-Yo Mas Asian tour and the Golden Melody Awards. The Cultural Cube also launched its permanent exhibition Music, Island, Stories: Pop Music in Taiwan, taking visitors on an immersive and interactive journey to learn about how Taiwans music industry has evolved over the decades. Scheduled to start operations later this year, the Creative Hub will foster new talent and attract a range of visitors.
A limited-edition box set accompanying the exhibition, featuring archival prints, three exhibition catalogs, and silicone cake molds in the shape of the projects Concert Hall, will be available for purchase through RUR and architectural printmaking gallery a83.
April 2, 2022
The African artist-writer who mapped new worlds
Rembrandt rediscovery in Berlin's Gemäldegalerie
Christie's presents The Collection of Anne H. Bass
A rediscovered Titian will be offered at Dorotheum 11 May
Nancy Lane, spirit behind Studio Museum in Harlem, dies at 88
Researchers find another clue in the Dyatlov Pass mystery
Patrick Demarchelier, fashion photographer, dies at 78
Museo Jumex presents the first major exhibition in Mexico and Latin America of the artist Urs Fischer
Christie's presents The Kairos Collection: Exceptional Contemporary Timepieces by Patek Philippe
Exceptional Chinese vase forms and furniture lead Freeman's April 13 Asian Arts Auction
FOMU opens exhibitions of works by Diana Markosian, Bertien van Manen, Alexey Shlyk & Ben Van den Berghe
Neue Auctions announces highlights included in the English & Chinese Export Art & Antiques Auction
Dix Noonan Webb to hold special banknote auction featuring 500 portraits of The Queen
Storyboard P: Where is the place for a genius of street dance?
Ukraine's most famous living composer is now a refugee
How Stephen Sondheim's work did (and didn't) translate to the screen
Andrew Kreps Gallery opens the gallery's first exhibition with Oliver Lee Jackson
Auction results: African American Art at Swann
When the master of the erotic thriller fails to thrill
RUR Architecture's exhibition Lyrical Urbanism: The Taipei Music Center opens at Cooper Union in NY
Hollywood star gives Broadway a much-needed boost. sound familiar?
Ted Mooney, author of inventive novels, is dead at 70
A producer seeks a Broadway comeback, mired in offstage drama
Why You Shouldn't Lie About Being a Qualified Purchaser
Top Reasons Why You Should Add Dumps When Preparing to Become a Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
Tablet vs Laptop for drawing
COMPLETE GUIDE ABOUT THE U PART WIG
How to choose the best laptop for artists and Digital Art
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, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.