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El Helicoide: From Mall to Prison
May 09-Jul 13
Built in the late 1950s as a state-of-the-art, drive-in mall, El Helicoide was never completed and went through decades of abandonment, failed private and public projects, and informal occupations until the security police took it over in 1985. Now a ruin, the building epitomizes modernity's utopic dreams and its dystopian reality, ultimately presenting the dark side of modernity in Latin America. Curated and designed by: Celeste Olalquiaga.


Kaneji Domoto at Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonia
Jun 22-Aug 26
Kaneji Domoto at Frank Lloyd Wrights Usonia presents the houses by Japanese American architect and Taliesin student Kaneji Domoto in Westchester County's Usonia, a small community for which Frank Lloyd Wright designed the site plan in accordance with his urbanistic principles. Curator: Lynnette Widder.


5x5 Participatory Provocations
Jul 11-Sep 09
In 5x5 Participatory Provocations, 25 young architects engage controversial issues in an imagined future, producing physical expressions or provocations. Curators: Julia van den Hout, Kyle May, Kevin Erickson.


This Future Has a Past
Jul 25-Sep 12
A multimedia installation that reflects on the life of Gregory Ain, and his 1950 Exhibition House for the MoMA garden, the progressive architect's last significant building. This Future Has a Past retraces the mysterious fate of the house and unearths an extraordinary moment in Ains personal history.