Displaced Buildings in Aperiodic City
May 27–June 25, 2017
Commissioned by the Steven Myron Holl Foundation, Displaced Buildings in Aperiodic City was the result of the collective efforts of Neil Denari’s architecture studio, NMDA. The exhibition drew its inspiration from fully designed, yet never constructed buildings. It explored abstraction and liminal spaces, through the intensive process behind drafting and rendering buildings. The installation featured 34 ink-and-paper sketches and 12 detailed inkjet prints of projects designed since 1988, making it a project 30 years in the making. Aperiodic City was a rare opportunity for an architect’s studies, design concepts and creative process to be explored by a public audience.
Following the show in Rhinebeck, New York, Displaced Buildings in Aperiodic City traveled to two partner galleries in Ohio: Banvard Gallery in Columbus, and 1Point618 Gallery in Cleveland.