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See Two New Exhibitions at the Glassell School of Art: “Rewrite the World” and “Steven Holl: Making Architecture” December 1, 2020

By The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Cecilia Vicuña | Eman si pasión (Emancipation/Participation)

Cecilia Vicuña, Eman si pasión (Emancipation/Participation), 1974/2016, silkscreen on paper, edition of 10, courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, and London. © Cecilia Vicuña

Steven Holl: Making Architecture on view at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz, New York. Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl: Making Architecture on view at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz, New York. Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects

Two exhibitions open this week at the Glassell School of Art: Rewrite the World, curated through the school’s Core Residency Program; and the internationally touring Steven Holl: Making Architecture.

Rewrite the World highlights multi-generational U.S.-based artists who explore how language can be used as a tool for education that liberates. Highlighting the work of artists who have engaged with histories of struggle and social change from the 1970s to today—Jamal Cyrus, Demian DinéYazhi’, Newton and Helen Harrison, and Cecilia Vicuña—the exhibition takes its title from the ideas of Brazilian philosopher Paulo Freire, who regarded the world as a “reality in process.” Rewrite the World is curated by Ana Tuazon, a writer and independent curator in residence with the Core Program.

Steven Holl: Making Architecture reveals the intricate and distinctive process of architect Steven Holl, from project genesis to completion. Showcasing 17 recent projects, among them the Glassell School of Art itself and the newly opened Nancy and Rich Kinder Building at the MFAH, Making Architecture takes viewers through the “Thinking,” “Building,” and “Reflecting” steps behind Holl’s innovative architectural endeavors.

 

Rewrite the World and Steven Holl: Making Architecture are on view through February 14 at the Glassell School of Art. Admission is free.


The Core Program at the Glassell School of Art receives generous funding from The Joseph & Sylvia Slifka Foundation; The Powell Foundation; The Glassell Family Foundation; and the National Endowment for the Arts.

“Steven Holl: Making Architecture” is organized by the Steven Myron Holl Foundation. Generous funding is provided by McCarthy Building Companies and Kendall/Heaton Associates.