Date: 09/29/2016 - 01/15/2017

Time: All Day

Location: The City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn)

Price: Suggested donation

This exhibition is devoted exclusively to Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion and asks viewers to consider the importance of ruins in the modern age. Archival images from Bill Cotter show the Pavilion at its height during the Fair; photographs by Phil Buehler, Marco Catini, and Robert Fein capture the beauty of the building in its ruined state. Also on view will be a temporary installation by Aaron Asis suggestive of the Pavilion’s iconic suspension-cable roof, and a painting by Eric Doeringer addressing Andy Warhol’s controversial installation for the Theaterama at the Fair, “13 Most Wanted Men.” Complementing these works will be ephemera loaned in part by The Museum of Interesting Things, and an audio clip of a 1999 interview with Philip Johnson on the fate of the Pavilion. The opening reception for this exhibition will be Saturday, October 1 at 7 PM. It will include a screening of the documentary Modern Ruin at 7:30 PM followed by a Q&A with its creator, Matthew Silva. Beverages available by suggested donation, with beer courtesy of Brooklyn Brewery.

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