Artist Archive

Yale School of Architecture
Fall 2018 Core I
Michael Szivos
The architecture and art gallery functions as a dual exhibition space, intertwining exhibitions of the artist’s finished work, and her life as process work. The two are intertwined and interdependent, yet function as separate entities. Within these exhibits lie a central void that houses the archive of the artist’s life, existing as the core of the building. As one moves through the spaces there is an intersection in the void; a constant switching back and forth acknowledges where finished work intersects with the artist’s life and their process.

Exhibition Space

The public interface of the exhibition spaces in the interweaving ramps acts in contrary to the archive core. A tension exists between the archive “knot” and the exhibition, as well as moments of relief once one encounters the staircases within the core as one progresses up the building.