Peter Marino: One Way
Bass Museum of Art
December 4th, 2014 – March 29th, 2015
One Way: Peter Marino is an exhibition that explores the renowned American architect’s multifaceted relationship with art. Recognized as a pioneer of cross-disciplinary practice, Peter Marino has been celebrated for the past four decades for his forward-thinking work that exists at the intersection of art, fashion and architectural design. Curated by internationally renowned cultural agitator and curator Jérôme Sans, the exhibition explores the interplay between Marino’s iconic architectural designs, his personal collection of contemporary art and his series of cast-bronze boxes. True to the architect’s practice of creating bespoke environments at the intersection of art, design and fashion, One Way: Peter Marino will feature commissioned new work by Gregor Hildebrandt, Guy Limone, Farhad Moshiri, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Erwin Wurm.One Way: Peter Marino begins with Hildebrandt’s Orphische Schatten (Orphic Shadows), a site-specific installation that employs hundreds of videotape strips culled from copies of Jean Cocteau’s classic film Orphée. Hildebrandt’s installation continues inside the museum galleries, plunging the Bass Museum’s “white cube” into shimmering darkness, extending Cocteau’s poetic play with imagery of mirrors and passageways to the Underworld. These corridors of tape guide visitors through a selection of works from Marino’s personal collection of contemporary art, including pieces by Loris Gréaud, Keith Haring, Richard Serra, Rudolf Stingel, Andy Warhol and Yugi Yoshimoto, among others. The exhibition also features sections dedicated to Pop Art, iconic portraiture and photography, and Marino’s recently designed series of cast-bronze boxes that will be presented within leather-clad walls.One Way: Peter Marino comes to a suitably mythological conclusion with the recreation of Christophe Willibald Gluck’s opera Orfeo ed Euridice. This work – a collaboration between Marino, his wife Jane Trapnell, Michal Rovner, Raf Simons and Francesco Clemente – recreates the opera originally staged in Marino’s New York home in 2013 with sets designed by Marino himself. Artistic collaborations and privately commissioned performances such as Orfeo ed Euridice demonstrate Marino’s passion and continued drive to work with the most talented individuals in the visual and performing arts.