Catch these events in November and December
Edited by Meghan Edwards -- Interior Design, 10/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
1. For "Spartacus" at the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Eva Grubinger is creating an installation in steel. Her themes are omnipotent technology and paranoia—just like at the U.K.'s Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, where she constructed a high-rise building, cooling and control towers, and a nuclear reactor in wood at the end of a residency in 2003. November 29–March 2; 49-69-29-98-82-0; schirn-kunsthalle.de.
2. If fall's brilliant foliage has you craving more, catch "Color as Field: American Painting, 1950-75" at the Denver Art Museum. Frank Stella's Moultonville II in fluorescent alkyd and epoxy on raw canvas is among 40 works representing the undeniable impact of expansive color—poured, sprayed, and stained. The American Federation of Arts organized the show, which will tour nationally after its debut. November 9–February 3; 720-865-5000; denverartmuseum.org.
3. What did designers do before AutoCAD? In France after the First World War, they relied on stencils, called pochoirs, to apply color by hand to prints. The results, compiled in limited-edition portfolios, became marketing tools—as demonstrated by "Fashioning the Modern French Interior: Pochoir Portfolios in the 1920's" at the Wolfsonian–Florida International University in Miami Beach. Living-Room: Petit Bar, a plate by Jean Saudé, depicts an interior by Édouard-Joseph "Djo" Bourgeois. November 16–May 11; 305-531-1001; wolfsonian.org.
4. The artist who also founded Gaseum, an architecture studio in Seoul, South Korea, presents his own work alongside that of invited artists and craftspeople in "Choi Jeong Hwa" at the Gallery at REDCAT in Los Angeles. The show considers questions of consumerism and the originality of art, also addressed in his department-store installation at Seoul's Ilmin Museum of Art. December 8–February 3; 213-237-2800; redcat.org.
5. What comes after Richard Serra? "Martin Puryear." A member of the post-minimalist generation, he had his first major solo show in 1977, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. The Museum of Modern Art in New York is now assembling 45 of his sculptures from the last 30 years. Mostly in wood, like 1987's Sharp and Flat in pine, the pieces imbue traditional building techniques with a psychological and historical resonance. November 4–January 14; 212-708-9400; moma.org.
"Gillespie, Kidd & Coia: Architecture 1956-87"
November 3–February 10
Lighthouse, Glasgow; 44-141-221-6362; thelighthouse.co.uk.
"Design With a Conscience: Public Housing"
New School, New York; 212-229-5488; newschool.edu.
Asian Contemporary Art Fair
Pier 92, New York; 212-563-3360; acafny.com.
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; 914-421-3206; ihmrs.com/goldkey.
Pinta: Contemporary Latin American Art Fair
Metropolitan Pavilion, NewYork; 305-854-3050; pinta-art.com.
"Others": An Art Show
Pier 92, New York; 212-255-0020; stellashows.com.
"Nina Katchadourian: Enrichment"
Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York; 212-727-9330; sarameltzergallery.com.
"Richard Rogers & Architects"
November 21–March 3
Centre Pompidou, Paris; 33-1-44-78-12-33; centrepompidou.fr.
"Cherie Benner Davis: Best Laid Plans"
November 24–December 22
SolwayJones Gallery, Los Angeles; 323-937-7354; solwayjonesgallery.com.
Interior Design Hall of Fame
Waldorf-Astoria, New York; 646-746-7252; www.interiordesign.net.
Interior Design Best of Year Awards
TimesCenter, New York; 646-746-7012; www.interiordesign.net.
"Hawaiian Modern: The Architecture of Vladimir Ossipoff"
November 29–January 27
Honolulu Academy of Arts; 808-532-8700; honoluluacademy.org.
"Garden of Eden: Gardens in Art History Since the 19th Century"
December 2–March 30
Kunsthalle in Emden, Germany; 49-49-21-97-50-50; kunsthalle-emden.de.
"Promises of Paradise: Staging Mid-Century Miami"
December 5–April 13
Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach; 305-673-7530; bassmuseum.org.
Art Basel Miami Beach
Miami Beach Convention Center; 212-627-1654; artbaselmiamibeach.com.
Moore Building; 305-572-0866; designmiami.com.
"Jay Ryan: Animals and Objects in and out of Water"
December 7–January 12
I Space, Chicago; 312-587-9976; ispace.uiuc.edu.
"Breath of Light: Healing Images for the Soul"
Bonsorte Design Studio, Los Angeles; 310-450-5200; bonsorte.com.
"Jeroen de Rijke–Willem de Rooij"
December 8–April 13
K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany; 49-211-8381-630; kunstsammlung.de.
Ecobuild Fall and AEC-ST Fall
Washington Convention Center, District of Columbia; 800-996-3863; ecobuildfederal.com.
"William Kentridge: 10 Tapestries"
December 12–April 6
Philadelphia Museum of Art; 215-763-8100; philamuseum.org.