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Museum Without Building by Yona Friedman

Yona Friedman and the CNEAI present work for the first time in New York with "Museum Without Building". Taking place from June 21th to September 15th, this collaborative project will be displayed in several institutions : Le Petit Versailles, Center for Architecture-AIA, Emily Harvey Foundation and The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts.

Yona Friedman is a pioneer of the concepts of mobility and improvisation in architecture. He is famous for constructing architectural structures which are open to function, creation, workshops and research. Yona Friedman's work also functions as “stages” for a living artistic ecosystem.

This summer, the pavilion will host numerous French and American artists: Laetitia Badaut-Haussmann, Théodora Barat, Flora Moscovici, A Constructed World, Dépense Défensive, Bent Duo, Haley Hugues, Vytautas Jurevicius and Nicholas Vargelis


  • Center for Architecture - AIA
    536 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012
    Friday, June 21 - 6:30pm / conference
    Talk with Yona Friedman and Kenneth Frampton (critic and architectural theorist)
    Saturday, June 22 - 11am-5pm / workshop
    Construction of one Museum Without Building with Yona Friedman, residents, and the public. In collaboration with Benjamin Prosky (AIA) and Steffen A. Boddeker (Columbia University)
  • Le Petit Versailles
    346 East Houston Street, 247 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10009
    Sunday, June 23 / chapter 1 inauguration
    Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, July 28 / chapter 2 inauguration
    Saturday, August 24 / chapter 3 inauguration
    Until September 15
  • The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space
    323 West 39th Street, 2nd FL, New York, NY 10018
    Opening Reception: Wednesday August 28, 6-8 PM
    Until September 8, 2019
  • Emily Harvey Foundation
    537 Broadway #2, New York, NY 10012
    Thursday, September 5 / performances