The first in a series of art exhibits and other events that you (and I) should go see.
Arthouse is planning on temporarily closing in order to expand and renovate their building. Their plans, developed by Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis, will triple the space and add artists’ studios and two screening rooms. This expansion is not news. The news is that they’re going out with a bang by presenting Liz Glynn’s ‘24 Hour Roman Reconstruction Project’ on September 26. The project, recently part of of the New Museum’s ‘Younger than Jesus’ show, attempts to build a scale model of Rome in a day. At the end of the 24 hours, all the performers destroy the model. The Arthouse version also promises related musical performances and poetry readings along with other related events.
If this performance and a recently announced visiting lecturer series are representative of the types of work they will be presenting while they are ‘closed’ and after, Arthouse is going to seriously raise the level of the contemporary art scene in this city in the upcoming year. I look forward to it.