Juan Downey: The Invisible Architect

2011, MIT List Visual Arts Center and Bronx Museum of the Arts
Book cover for Juan Downey: The Invisible Architect with the exhibition title over an orange background.
2011, MIT List Visual Arts Center and Bronx Museum of the Arts

ISBN 9780938437765 238 pages, color and b/w

Juan Downey: The Invisible Architect is the first US museum survey of Juan Downey. A fellow at MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies in 1973 and 1975, Downey played a significant role in the New York art scene of the 1970’s and ‘80s.  The exhibition was organized by curator Valerie Smith, Head of the Department of Visual Art, Film, and Media at the Hausder Kulturen der Welt, in Berlin, Germany. The accompanying catalogue publication features essays by Gustavo Buntinx, Julieta Gonzalez, Valerie Smith, and Michael Taussig as well as interviews with: Carmen Beuchat (choreographer,dancer); Marilys Belt de Downey; Eugenio Dittborn (artist); Rick Feist, (artist and online editor); Carlos Flores Delpino (filmmaker); Stephen Fried (architect); Ismael Frigerio (artist); Frank Gillette (artist); Eva Hanhardt (Pratt Institute Professor, Center for Sustainable Design Studies); John Hanhardt (Senior Curator for Film and Media Arts, Smithsonian American Art Museum); Jim Harithas (artist, Director of the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX); Kirk von Heflin (filmmaker); Alfredo Jaar (artist); Beryl Korot (artist); Cristóbal Lehyt (artist); Les Levine (artist); Antoni Muntadas (artist); David Ross (curator, writer); and Bill Viola (artist).