"Steven Holl: Making Architecture" Exhibition to Travel to Seoul, Korea

June 26, 2018


Blouin Art Info: The travelling exhibition “Steven Holl: Making Architecture” examines Steven Holl’s intricate and distinctive design process, through the presentation of more than 100 works including models, watercolors, drawings, prototypes, and photos from new projects by Steven Holl Architects.

“Steven Holl: Making Architecture” will travel to Seoul, Korea in Fall 2018, opening at Soongsil University Gallery in Seoul, Korea in October, and presented at the Seoul City Museum from November through January. Curated by Nina Stritzler-Levine, “Steven Holl: Making Architecture” reveals Holl’s intricate and distinctive process of making architecture through approximately one hundred objects created for nine recent projects, among them the Arts Building at Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania; The Kennedy Center Expansion, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and a Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre in London.

The exhibition is organized in three sections — Thinking, Building, and Reflecting. “Thinking” captures how watercolor drawings, small exploratory models, and material fragments lead to idea generation and form the foundation of each project. “Building” reveals the process of making architecture through models, sculpture, and in photographs taken during the actual construction process. “Reflecting” presents Holl’s ideas through a selection of digital films, his writings, and writings about him.

The exhibition, developed in collaboration with the Steven Myron Holl Foundation, was produced by the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where it is on view through July 15, 2018.

 “The title of this exhibition, ‘Making Architecture,’ aptly reflects Holl’s approach to the business of designing private houses and major urban projects. He is as much an artist as an architect,” said artist Michael Brod.

“Steven Holl: Making Architecture” will be on view at the Soongsil University Gallery from October 1 through October 28, 2018 as part of the Architecture and Urbanism Festival, and paired with a lecture by Steven Holl. The exhibition will then open at the Seoul City Museum, where it is on view from November 9, 2018 through January 11, 2019.


Photo Courtesy: Dorsky Museum