Glenn Walls

How to avoid Modernism

Posted in How to avoid modernism (Video installation) by Glenn Walls on July 3, 2008

How to avoid Modernism at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, April 2008.

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In 2005 l created a scale model of Philip Johnson’s Glass House (1949). As with Farnsworth House I was attracted to Johnson’s simple lines, geometrical forms and large floor-to-ceiling windows that opened up the interior to the outside world. It was not until 2008 that the thought of using the model for the work How to avoid modernism (2008) came to fruition and was exhibited at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces in April 2008 (slide). Glass House 1

Philip Johnson, Glass House, 1949