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The Museum of Arts and Design's (MAD) current exhibition Slash: Paper Under the
Knife is a must-see for anyone interested in this wonderful, versatile and increasingly
anachronistic medium. The comprehensive exhibition presents paper in myriad forms,
from the intricately beautiful and haunting black-paper silhouet tes of artist Kara Walker,
whose work explores themes relating to the Antebellum South (1812-60 America) and race
identity, to manipulated, slashed and altered books by artists such as Ariana Boussard-
Reifel. The museum has also commissioned several site-specific installations relating to
paper, not least Andrea Mastrovito's monumental paper installation depicting Christopher
Columbus' ship in the grip of a storm, which hangs from the ceiling of MAD's lobby.
2 Columbus Circle, 0011 1 (212) 299 7777, madmuseum.org.
For a first-hand look at the trends and ideas that will shape the future of design, check
out the 22nd Annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair. This landmark North
American event, held at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center from May 15-18, showcases
the best of contemporary global furniture design, with exhibits exploring everything from
state-of-the-art materials to furniture prototypes created by New York design schools.
While the notion of a furniture fair might seem very trade show and insidery, the reality is a
lot more accessible: past years have included pieces from brand-name manufacturers, such
as IKEA and Kartell, as well as more niche designers. Whether scouting a new vintage-
inspired lamp for your apartment or hoping to discover the next Marc Newson, there's
something here for everyone. General public, May 18 10am-4pm, ic .com.
PROSPECTS LOOKING GOOD
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier made his mark on the New York
residential landscape with his modernist white apar tment buildings on Perry Street in
the West Village. The gleaming glass towers overlook the Hudson River and are home
to several famous tenants, including Nicole Kidman and Martha Stewart. Meier's latest
project is On Prospect Park, an all-glass, ultra-modern condo complex adjacent to One
Grand Army Plaza, the grand archway entrance to Prospect Park that was designed by
Frederick Law Olmsted (whose legacy includes the design for Central Park). This eye-
opening juxtaposition of history and modernity has already made the project a talking
point, not to mention reviving the joke about people living in glass houses that seem to
accompany most of Meier's buildings. Visit onprospectpark.com.
SPLAT THAT: Paperwork
#701G (In the Beginning)
by Andreas Kocks 2007.
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