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Curators, scholars, and artists discuss modern and contemporary art. To view images of these artworks, please visit the Online Collection at moma.org/collection. MoMA Audio is available free of charge courtesy of Bloomberg.


Artists and Models: Josiah McElheny and Joshua Siegel

December 3rd, 2010

Episode 35 of 192 episodes

March 12, 2007 6:00 p.m. For the exhibition Projects 84, Josiah McElheny creates a sculptural installation of crystalline glass, metal, and colored light that draws upon the visionary schemes of Paul Scheerbart, the Berlin poet and novelist, and Bruno Taut, the uncrowned leader of the circle of revolutionary architects that emerged in Berlin after World War I. McElheny’s model-scale landscape depicting two structures—an “Alpine Cathedral” and a “City-Crown”—is a critique of the utopian ideals embodied in twentieth-century modernism. This program, with McElheny and artist Chris Burden, focuses on the use of architecture in the sculptural model, through presentations and a discussion moderated by Joshua Siegel, organizer of the exhibition. Note: This recording only includes Joshua Siegel and Josiah McElheny's talks.

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