New York

Out of Site

New Museum
235 Bowery
June 28–October 13, 2002

Curated by Anne Ellegeood

Architecture: art. Art [architecture]. Architecture = Art? Where one fief ends and the other begins—and all the encroachment along the frontier—is becoming a fallback fascination in both weary camps. Into the fray comes “Out of Site.” Organized by the New Museum’s Anne Ellegood, the show focuses on “fictional architectural spaces and topographies” as elaborated by fifteen young artists—among them the brilliant Haluk Akakçe. There are imaginary lands, futuristic cityscapes (some critical, some just plain fun), and—what else?—the obligatory site-specific demonstrations of disciplinary irrelevance.