Jan 18–Apr 6, 2003

Intricacy

Intricacy, 2003, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.
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Intricacy, 2003

Intricacy, 2003, installation view, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania.

Guest curated by the architect and theorist Greg Lynn, this exhibition includes works by artists, designers, and architects that reflect an emerging sensibility Lynn has labeled “intricacy.” This notion refers, in the abstract, to a new visual and spatial language of folding, interweaving, and layering—parts relating to wholes—that has been heralded by the digital and genetic engineering revolutions. Intricacy announces a gestalt of production: not just CAD-CAM drawings for architects or digital video for artists, but a new way of thinking about the inter-relation of concepts and techniques on an abstract, holistic scale. This exhibition synthesizes a vast geography of ideas and practices drawn from many disciplines and cultural fields.

Lynn will design the exhibition’s display framework and a central installation. Akin to mid-and late-century machine and material design exhibitions, Intricacy will create an experimental environment through which visitors can walk and physically experience the art and architecture.
Karl S. ChuPreston Scott CohenBonnie ColluraChris CunninghamPeter (Eisenman Architects) EisenmanLtd. Fabian MarcaccioFanuele ArchitecteTom FriedmanAdam FussGreg LynnFarshid (Foreign Office Architects Ltd.) MoussaziRoxy PaineWolf D. (Coop Himmel(b)lau) PrixDavid ReedJames RosenquistHelmut SwiczinkyNanako Umemoto (Reiser + Umemoto)

Books & Editions
Intricacy demonstrates the subtle correspondence between art and architecture, sculpture and building, and painting and CAD drawings.
$25, ISBN 0884541029
Publication Date
2002
Publisher
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia