College of Architecture and Design Assistant Professor Matt Burgermaster’s work is included in an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), in Toronto, Canada, on view until October 25. The show, called “To Be Determined”, explores the changing role of contemporary art galleries in envisioning new relationships between art, architecture, and community.
Burgermaster's submission to the Museum’s juried competition was selected from 130 international entries and features the transformation of a vacant warehouse complex into a new community arts center located in New Jersey. Called “Destroy a Building/Display Art”, it highlights a unique convergence of the activities of building construction and art exhibition. Proposing that the de-construction of a building can be a sustainable, creative design activity just as much as building a new structure, it documents the recycling of salvaged materials and their reuse in the creation of new, unconventional art spaces, such as a 40-foot high elevator tower re-purposed as a gallery space. For more information: http://www.mocca.ca/exhibition/tbd/