FreelandBuck's Out of the Picture finalist entry for MoMA PS1's 2018 Young Architects Program was exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art from June 19 September 3, 2018 as part of Young Architects Program 2018. The exhibition featured models and images of FreelandBuck's proposed design for MoMA PS1's courtyard along with the four other finalists' proposed projects by LeCavalier R+D, BairBalliet, OFICINAA, and Dream the Combine. The exhibition will also travel to MoMA's international partners at MAXXI, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome, and CONSTRUCTO, Santiago.
Out of the Picture emerges from images. It is a physical space for being together, but it is made to be translated into other, virtual formats. It borrows the language of images (graphic density, saturation, illusion, legibility) and translates it back into something physical. Visitors enter a world of imagery, where everything is somehow recognizable but a bit out of focus and low resolution.
The proposal brings the streetscapes of Long Island City into the MoMA PS1 courtyard, both literally and scenographically. Objects from the street (stoops, benches, mailboxes, fire hydrants) invade the courtyard while its bounding walls host views outward, onto the city. A canopy, woven from the same scenes, extends overhead, casting recognizable shadows. The result is a three-dimensional drawing at building scale that asks to be puzzled over and made sense of – both as a massive floating object and a continually surprising landscape of illusion.
Young Architects Program 2018 was on view from June 28 to September 3, 2018, at The Museum of Modern Art.
Lead Designers: Brennan Buck, David Freeland Project Team: Alex Kim, Taka Tachibe, Belinda Lee, Braden Young, Adin Rimland, Michael Raymundo, Adrian Lanetti, Evan Preuss, Jose Avila Special thanks to: Fabric Images, Inc. Photography: Kevin Kunstadt