• Tschumi:Projects in/of Motion

    Netherlands Architecture Institute
    June 13–July 13

    Though best known for the bright red folies that punctuate the Parc de la Villette in Paris, architect Bernard Tschumi is no one-hit wonder. This major exhibition finds Tschumi once again championing the architecture of the event, but now the event has moved indoors. Tschumi’s in-progress work like the Ecole d’Architecture in Marne-la-Valleé, France, and the Columbia University Student Center makes for a seductive presentation—state-of-the-art computer images accompanied by the architect’s hand-scrawled harangues. Most striking, however, is the Studio National des Art Contemporain in Le Fresnoy, France, scheduled for completion this summer, which encloses an existing red-tile roofscape within an enormous shed. Opens June 13

  • Martin Margiela: 9 Years/4 Days/1615 Hours

    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
    Museumpark 18-20
    June 11–August 3, 1997

    Martin Margiela has always been known as one of fashion’s more severe deconstructionists, but while he has literally turned the garment inside out, exposing the seams, stitching, and patterning, he’s done something disarmingly subtle and elegant at the same time: that is, refuse given distinctions between garment, undergarment, and skin to reveal more clearly the person beneath them. For this retrospective, eighteen stick figures—one for each season from the last nine years—will be on view outside the Boijmans sporting designs that have been dipped in agar and sprayed with bacteria and molds; the resulting growth will determine the color of the items. (Spore-free items will be on view inside the museum.) Like his ready-to-wear, it’s all strangely perfect. June 11-Aug. 3