edited by Jen DeRose -- Interior Design, 9/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
1. Need an escape from the gray of the concrete jungle? Pop into New York's Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. "She's Like a Rainbow: Colors in Fashion" presents 150 pieces, among them Mila Schön's 1968 happy blue dress and coat in the double-faced wool that made her famous. November 11–May 5; 212-217-5800; fitnyc.edu/museum.
2. Archi-Tectonics in New York, R&Sie(n) in Paris, IaN+ in Rome, J. Mayer H. in Berlin, and Sadar Vuga Arhitekti in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Five young architecture firms from around the world share the spotlight in "P.A.N. [Progressive Architecture Network]," curated by Archi-Tectonics's own principal, Winka Dubbeldam. Jam-packed with models, drawings, and photographs from each firm's most recent projects—such as IaN+'s model for a future parking garage in Rome—the exhibit is on view at New York's Frederieke Taylor gallery. October 27–December 2; 646-230-0992; frederieketaylorgallery.com.
3. Conceived with artist John Latham prior to his death in January, "Time Base and the Universe" at P.S.1 in Long Island City, New York, gathers 30 works that span the last 50 years of his life. The curatorial team consulted his family and assistants regarding the final selection of works, which combine art, science, and philosophy. Cluster No. 11, a celestial pendant sculpture, for example, is composed of books, plaster, and wire. October 29–January 8; 718-784-2084; ps1.org.
4. When not busy as director of programs for Elder Craftsmen, a nonprofit that teaches artisanal skills to seniors, Liz Curtin says she's "out on the street, foraging" for objects to include in her sculpture, collages, and paintings. Take Fairyland Shoes: Its torso is a ruler bearing the Fairyland Shoes company name; the figure also features a piece of brass bed frame for a head, a bottle cap for a face, a length of decorative molding for a neck, and metal hooks for feet. Stroll over to New York's Franklin 54 Gallery to see 30 similar works in a show called "Flow."November 1-30; 212-627-8690; artnet.com/franklin54.html.
5. "Ernesto Neto," at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York, engages visitors' sense of sight, touch, sound, and smell. Spices dangle from the ceiling, a pool brims with blue plastic balls, and there's a labyrinth of Styrofoam and rope. All are wrapped in a Lycra membrane, which stretches across the gallery to create a biomorphic sculpture. October 21–November 22; 212-414-4144; tanyabonakdargallery.com.
"Matthew Ritchie: The Universal Adversary"
Through October 28
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; 212-627-6000; andrearosengallery.com.
MAK Architecture Tour
MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles; 323-651-1510; makcenter.org.
October 7–November 11
James Cohan Gallery, New York; 212-714-9500; jamescohan.com.
Baltimore Convention Center; 800-677-6278; mmart.com.
"James Turrell: A Life in Light"
October 13–February 28
Louise T Blouin Institute, London; 44-20-7559-3432; ltbfoundation.org.
"Bill Viola: Hatsu-Yume (First Dream)"
October 14–January 8
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; 81-3-5777-8600; mori.art.museum.
"Alexander Girard: Vibrant Modern"
October 14–February 25
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; 415-357-4000; sfmoma.org.
Restaurant Design Award Competition
Los Angeles; 323-966-4600; aialosangeles.org.
October 21–November 25
Lehmann Maupin, New York; 212-255-2923; lehmannmaupin.com.
"Mexico and Modern Printmaking: A Revolution in the Graphic Arts, 1920-1950"
October 21–January 14
Philadelphia Museum of Art; 215-763-8100; philamuseum.org.
Hong Kong International Furniture Show
AsiaWorld-Expo; 852-2311-8216; hkfurniturefair.com.
Koelnmesse, Germany; 773-326-9920; artcologne.com.
"Morris Louis Now: An American Master Revisited"
November 4–January 24
High Museum of Art, Atlanta; 404-733-4444; high.org.
"Structure: The Los Angeles Series"
November 5–January 5
ChopChop Salon, Los Angeles; 800-856-9025; tedvancleave.com.
"Come Out to Live—Come In to Play"
November 7–June 3
Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, London; 44-20-8411-5244; moda.mdx.ac.uk.
International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York; 914-421-3206; ihmrs.com.
Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design
Mandarin Oriental, New York; 646-746-7285; ihmrs.com/goldkey.
Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
Colorado Convention Center, Denver; 330-425-9330; greenbuildexpo.org.
Carrousel du Louvre; 33-1-41-90-47-70; parisphoto.fr.
Modernism: A Century of Style & Design
Seventh Regiment Armory; 212-777-5218; sanfordsmith.com.
Interior Design Hall of Fame
Waldorf-Astoria, New York; 646-746-7252; interiordesign.net.