previews

Eyebeam Museum of Art and Technology, street view (computer rendering),
New York, 2001.

New York

Diller + Scofidio

Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
March 1–June 1, 2003

For twenty-five years now, Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio have labored to import the possibilities of art into architecture. The pair’s deliberate attempts—performance pieces, video, installations, exhibitions, and even a few buildings—have earned them an award from the James Beard Foundation, an Obie, and, in 1999 (cha-ching!), a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, a first for architects. With “Scanning: The Aberrant Architectures of Diller + Scofidio,” these critical darlings are getting their much deserved retrospective, cocurated by Aaron Betsky and K. Michael Hays. It contains new work, old work, and interpretations of distant work, including their celebrated Blur building in Switzerland, which cloaks itself in a shroud of fog.