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Matthias Neumann

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Matthias Neumann is an artist and architect based in the USA and Germany. His projects were presented at venues such as Manifesta 8, the National Museum of Contemporary Art Romania, Queens Museum, Jule Collins Smith Museum, and the Cape Cod Museum of Art, among others. He is the recipient of the Kaplan Director’s, and a fellow at Mac Dowell Colony, the Lower Austrian Architecture Network, I-Park, and Vermont Studio Center. He currently teaches at the Spitzer School of Architecture at CCNY.

Basics


temporary installations in the public realm

Basics


temporary installations in the public realm
“Basics” utilizes construction material as temporary public installations.
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Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

The work series “Basics” was conceived in response to a proliferation of temporary public art programming. Constructed out of 2x4 lumber, the most common of building materials in the North American context, and realized in a formal and spatial language that reacts to the spatial configurations and specificities of the public sites, the work investigates the formal and logistical means and possibilities of temporary public art that is conscious of its life span, and that considers process, environmental impact, and economic appropriateness. The work is constructed on site with material “borrowed” from the material cycles of the building industry, and cycled back into the construction process after de-installation.


Title: basics #38
Year: 2019
Location: Jule Collins Smith Museum, Auburn, AL
Size: 20' x 5' x 4'
Material: wood (2x4s)
site-responsive installation; duration: 1 year

Title: basics #37
Year: 2019
Location: BeltLine Atlanta, GA
Size: 4' x 10' x 4'
Material: wood (2x4s)
site-responsive installation; duration: 1 year

Title: basics #36
Year: 2019
Location: Bozeman, MT
Size: 10' x 12' x 6'
Material: wood (2x4s)
temporary site-responsive installation; duration: 1 year

Title: basics #31
Year: 2019
Location: Blue Springs, MO
Size: 8’x 4’x 14’
Material: wood (2x4s)
temporary site-responsive installation; duration: 1 year

Title: basics #25
Year: 2018
Location: Pasadena, CA
Size: 8' x 16' x 8'
Material: wood (2x4s)
temporary site-responsive installation; duration: 3 years

Basics


temporary installations in the public realm

Basics


temporary installations in the public realm
“Basics” utilizes construction material as temporary public installations.
File under
Type of project
  • Site-specific cases

The work series “Basics” was conceived in response to a proliferation of temporary public art programming. Constructed out of 2x4 lumber, the most common of building materials in the North American context, and realized in a formal and spatial language that reacts to the spatial configurations and specificities of the public sites, the work investigates the formal and logistical means and possibilities of temporary public art that is conscious of its life span, and that considers process, environmental impact, and economic appropriateness. The work is constructed on site with material “borrowed” from the material cycles of the building industry, and cycled back into the construction process after de-installation.


Title: basics #38
Year: 2019
Location: Jule Collins Smith Museum, Auburn, AL
Size: 20' x 5' x 4'
Material: wood (2x4s)
site-responsive installation; duration: 1 year

Title: basics #37
Year: 2019
Location: BeltLine Atlanta, GA
Size: 4' x 10' x 4'
Material: wood (2x4s)
site-responsive installation; duration: 1 year

Title: basics #36
Year: 2019
Location: Bozeman, MT
Size: 10' x 12' x 6'
Material: wood (2x4s)
temporary site-responsive installation; duration: 1 year

Title: basics #31
Year: 2019
Location: Blue Springs, MO
Size: 8’x 4’x 14’
Material: wood (2x4s)
temporary site-responsive installation; duration: 1 year

Title: basics #25
Year: 2018
Location: Pasadena, CA
Size: 8' x 16' x 8'
Material: wood (2x4s)
temporary site-responsive installation; duration: 3 years


Idea by

Matthias Neumann
Matthias Neumann is an artist and architect based in the USA and Germany. His projects were presented at venues such as Manifesta 8, the National Museum of Contemporary Art Romania, Queens Museum, Jule Collins Smith Museum, and the Cape Cod Museum of Art, among others. He is the recipient of the Kaplan Director’s, and a fellow at Mac Dowell Colony, the Lower Austrian Architecture Network, I-Park, and Vermont Studio Center. He currently teaches at the Spitzer School of Architecture at CCNY.