Los Angeles artist Doug Aitken has been commissioned by MoMA and Creative Time to create the artist’s first large-scale public artwork in the U.S. Aitken is creating continuous sequences of film scenes to be projected onto seven facades of MoMA’s new Taneguchi building, a cinematic art experience intended to integrate with the architectural fabric of the city. It will be interesting to see Aitken’s film projections in the falling snow of New York in January. Will the film images be projected onto the snow and will this further amplify the spatial illusion? At MoMA January 16-February 12, 2007, 5:00-10:00 p.m.
Currently, a small piece by Aitken can be seen in Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, in the “Art’s Cosmic Wonder” exhibition running through November 5.
— Gloria Tanchelev