Art Omi: Architecture presents
InConstruction: Cristina Parreño 


Opening Reception Sat. Feb 16, 2 – 4 p.m. 

On Saturday, February 16 from 2 to 4 p.m., Art Omi: Architecture celebrates the opening of InConstruction: Cristina Parreño. The event is free and open to the public, and will feature remarks from the exhibiting architect and Art Omi: Architecture Director.

InConstruction: Cristina Parreño presents TransTectonics in Construction, a set of four provocations that challenge conventional processes of material assemblies pushing towards innovation in design research. The prototypes PlyGlass, Ghost of Stone, Rock in Full Metal Jacket, and Wooden Bubbles behave as tools for experimentation through intentional mismatches, calculated discrepancies and improbable pairings of materials and tectonics.

Cristina Parreño Alonso is a licensed architect in Spain and UK. Her firm, Cristina Parreño Architecture, has won several awards and architectural competitions, including first prize in the Urban Rehabilitation of the Business complex AZCA in Madrid; first prize for VIP Lounge at ARCO Madrid; third prize for the Housing Competition for Young Architects J5 in Spain; and Mention in the National Library of Slovenia.

InConstruction is an intimate exhibition series in the Kantor Lobby of the Benenson Center at Art Omi that focuses on architecture and design projects, by contemporary architects, and presented publicly for the first time. InConstruction: Cristina Parreño is the second of this solo exhibition series, curated by Warren James and Nicole Hayes. InConstruction: Cristina Parreñowill be on view February 16 – March 3, 2019.

Also on view at Art Omi through March 3: EXIT Architecture: Speculations for the Hereafter. Providing a speculative look at designing for the afterlife in all its potential architectural and design forms. With contributions from: AD-WO, Studio Ames, ANAH, BEAU Architects, Richard Ceccanti Aston, Bade Stageberg Cox, Roderick Cruz, JeongChoi Works, KONYK ARCHITECTURE, Giann Matias, Aleksandr Mergold, Michaela Metcalfe, Yongwoo Park, Jason Vigneri-Beane, and Lebbeus Woods. EXIT Architecture is curated by Warren James, Julia van den Hout, and Kyle May.

Art Omi: Architecture facilitates projects exploring the intersection of architecture, art and landscape by architects. Nestled within the campus of Art Omi, this program offers pristine, 60-acre fields designated to cultivate the production of physical structures such as pavilions, installations, landscape interventions, and constructed environments. In addition, the program encourages the integration of all varieties of related media, ideas, propositions and curated exhibitions in a landscaped setting. Since January 2016, Manhattan-based architect Warren James has served as Director of Art Omi: Architecture.

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