Around the world people are rapidly moving to cities in an incredible manifestation of consolidated growth. The Museum of Modern Art’s Uneven Growth is the culmination of a 14-month initiative to address developing problems in six of those cities by involving the communities most impacted.
The Brooklyn Museum’s newly renovated Great Hall is filled with pirouetting abstract figures made of billowing cloth. This architectural ballet is Brooklyn architecture firm Situ Studio’s reOrder, an installation inspired by hoop skirts, but blown up to enormous proportions. reOrder is now on display at the museum, through January 15 2012.
Situ Studio’s reOrder, a new project under construction at the Brooklyn Museum, looks like Alice in Wonderland, wandering among surreal spaces not quite of this world. The folding cloth and underlying structure of hoop skirts actually provided inspiration for the installation, Situ Studio partner Bradley Samuels tells me.