As part of his Fall 2009 installation in the SCI-Arc Gallery, Joe Day hosts a discussion with photographer Josh Melnick, and nonprofit art space director Lauri Firstenberg. Melnick discusses his New York subway photographs created for Art in General, a non-profit arts organization. He talks about the scientific research camera used for the project. Firstenberg asks Melnick and Day their thoughts about the “functions and dysfunctions of the white cube and black box”–which were components of Day’s installation.
Video Archive | White cube (5)
Peter Zellner discusses the current focus of his office, and their work in designing gallery spaces. He describes his design process, the relationship between art and architecture, and the relationship between designer and artist. Zellner ends with a question and answer session, in which he describes how geometries play out in his work.
Peter Zellner, introduced by Chris Genik, describes his office and the type of work he has completed since 2004. He shows several gallery designs and several loft and interior projects. Zellner describes the generic “White Cube” gallery space, and the need to manipulate it to meet the requirements of the art.
Peter Zellner ends with a question and answer session, explaining his involvement with the artist’s requirements.
The panelists discuss the use and effectiveness of sunlight, issues involved with glass, and mixing natural light and gallery lighting. They discuss the perception that the museum has replaced the church as the cultural center of a community. They share thoughts on the difference between visting a museum for its architecture versus visiting it for its collection.