TO BE DESTROYED
NJIT College of Architecture and Design Assistant Professor, Matt Burgermaster, a member of the design team at The Whitechapel Projects, is currently having his work, “Destroy a Building/Display Art,” featured in the “To Be Destroyed” exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), in Toronto, Canada. It will be displayed until October 25.
“Destroy a Building/Display Art” explores the changing role of contemporary art galleries in envisioning new relationships between art, architecture, and community; this exhibit is based on us (The Whitechapel Projects)!
“Destroy a Building/Display Art” highlights a unique convergence of the activities from building construction to art exhibition. Burgermaster proposes that the de-construction of a building can be a sustainable, creative design activity just as much as building a new structure. The exhibition documents the recycling of salvaged materials and their reuse in the creation of new, unconventional art spaces, as demonstrated by the 40-foot high elevator tower re-purposed as a gallery space.
For more information about “Destroy a Building/Display Art,” checkout NJIT’s article HERE!