NeueHouse x Berndnaut Smilde

In conjunction with our second annual partnership with Frieze New York, we commissioned Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde to stage his much buzzed about Nimbus series at our Madison Square house, marking the first time the piece was presented in New York. Smilde’s practice centers on an exploration of architectural spaces and, more broadly, on the temporal nature of construction and deconstruction.

Produced with a fog machine and delicate adjustments of temperature and humidity, Nimbus is site-specific, drawing influence from the particular architectural elements and history of the chosen location. During Frieze, we acted as both a source of inspiration and a platform for activation. The appearance of a naturalistic cloud within our industrial Gallery altered our perception of the space, creating a transient moment that approached the sublime.

May 13, 2015

Photography: Berndnaut Smilde
Video: NeueHouse Media