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360 Junglescape Coming to MoMA PS1 Courtyard

The immersive junglescape opens next month. (MoMA)

May 20, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan

An immersive junglescape will be built in MoMA PS1’s courtyard this summer.

The upcoming installation, titled Hórama Rama, was chosen as this year’s winner of the museum’s Young Architects Program. The program, now in its twentieth year, challenges emerging architects to create a temporary and sustainable outdoor installation that provides seating, shade, and water.

An aerial view of the upcoming installation. (MoMA)

The project will feature a 90-foot wide cylindrical panorama, set atop of the courtyard’s walls, depicting the leafy junglescape. Hammocks and wooden blocks will be installed for seating, along with a waterfall.

The installation, designed by Mexico City-based artists Ana Paula Ruiz Galindo and Mecky Reuss, is set to open next month and will be on view throughout the summer.

“Finding inspiration in historical panoramas, Pedro & Juana have designed a structure that will allow visitors to immerse themselves in a fantastical wilderness, a visual refuge from the city,” said MoMA PS1 Chief Curator Peter Eleey.” “By juxtaposing two landscapes in transition— the jungle and the Long Island City skyline—they draw attention to the evolving conditions of our environment, both globally and locally, at a crucial moment.”

The transformed courtyard will also serve as the event space for MoMA PS1’s new outdoor music series Warm Up.

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Walls going up, sun streaming in—heat stroke from lack of air circulation?
But it looks cool as a “concept”, ahem.


Oh great, more proof that the socialist JVB is in the pocket of Big Cylindrical Panorama Depicting A Junglescape.


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