Landing Field: Vito Acconci and Yve Laris Cohen
March 24 – May 26, 2013
→ Hessel Museum of Art
- Sarah Fritchey
Landing Field commissions architect/designer Vito Acconci and artist Yve Laris Cohen to collaborate on a series of site-specific responses to the white cube. Laris Cohen begins with a dance that ruptures the commanding weight, sightlines and material scaffolding of the exhibition space. Acconci responds with an architectural proposal developed from his studio’s 2004 plan for a Research Station in Halley, Antarctica that gives voice to space.
“The land here is white: the world here is a sheet of ice—it’s too white, too bright, to sleep…”