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    MASS MoCA to Open Newly Renovated Building 6 with Long-Term Installations by Laurie Anderson, Others
    Leland Brewster

    Laurie Anderson's work will be among the long-term installations unveiled as part of the newly renovated Building 6 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, opening this Sunday, May 28, 2017. Anderson was one of the museum's first artists-in-residence and has returned to MASS MoCA many times to develop and discuss works-in-progress. In the new Building 6, she will create a multi-functional environment that will serve as a working studio and exhibition venue, highlighting both her creative process and over 10 years of archival work. Included in the opening exhibition is an assembly of her large-scale drawings; a re-creation of her historic Handphone Table; a studio dedicated to binaural listening; and two new virtual reality experiences with Hsin-Chien Huang, one of which recreates and enhances a gallery space in which Anderson painted every available surface by hand.

    The renovated Building 6 adds 130,000 square feet of space, nearly doubling the institution's current gallery footprint and adding new art fabrication workshops, performing artists' support facilities, music festival amenities, and other programmatic capacities. The centerpiece of Building 6 is a series of changing exhibitions and long-term installations and collaborations including Anderson's and those with Jenny Holzer, James Turrell, the Louise Bourgeois Trust, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the estate of Gunnar Schonbeck, among others. .

    "We love the way the building accommodates a powerful assembly of visual art, but also increases our capacity to host performers and the audiences who patronize our live events," says MASS MoCA Director Joseph Thompson. "Building 6 encourages patrons to explore our entire 16-acre campus, opening a big, freewheeling, circulation loop, long site lines, and beautiful views onto inner courtyards and the neighborhoods and surrounding hills of North Adams."

    For more on MASS MoCA, Building 6, and the Grand Opening events taking place this weekend, visit massmoca.org.

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MASS MoCA to Open Newly Renovated Building 6 with Long-Term Installations by Laurie Anderson, Others

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Laurie Anderson's work will be among the long-term installations in the newly renovated Building 6 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA, opening this Sunday, May 28, 2017. Anderson was one of the museum's first artists-in-residence and has returned many times to develop and discuss works-in-progress. In Building 6, which nearly doubles the institution's current gallery footprint, she will create a multi-functional environment that will serve as a working studio and exhibition venue, highlighting both her creative process and over 10 years of archival work. Other artists represented in the space include Jenny Holzer, James Turrell, Louise Bourgeois, Robert Rauschenberg, and Gunnar Schonbeck.

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Laurie Anderson's work will be among the long-term installations unveiled as part of the newly renovated Building 6 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts, opening this Sunday, May 28, 2017. Anderson was one of the museum's first artists-in-residence and has returned to MASS MoCA many times to develop and discuss works-in-progress. In the new Building 6, she will create a multi-functional environment that will serve as a working studio and exhibition venue, highlighting both her creative process and over 10 years of archival work. Included in the opening exhibition is an assembly of her large-scale drawings; a re-creation of her historic Handphone Table; a studio dedicated to binaural listening; and two new virtual reality experiences with Hsin-Chien Huang, one of which recreates and enhances a gallery space in which Anderson painted every available surface by hand.

The renovated Building 6 adds 130,000 square feet of space, nearly doubling the institution's current gallery footprint and adding new art fabrication workshops, performing artists' support facilities, music festival amenities, and other programmatic capacities. The centerpiece of Building 6 is a series of changing exhibitions and long-term installations and collaborations including Anderson's and those with Jenny Holzer, James Turrell, the Louise Bourgeois Trust, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and the estate of Gunnar Schonbeck, among others. .

"We love the way the building accommodates a powerful assembly of visual art, but also increases our capacity to host performers and the audiences who patronize our live events," says MASS MoCA Director Joseph Thompson. "Building 6 encourages patrons to explore our entire 16-acre campus, opening a big, freewheeling, circulation loop, long site lines, and beautiful views onto inner courtyards and the neighborhoods and surrounding hills of North Adams."

For more on MASS MoCA, Building 6, and the Grand Opening events taking place this weekend, visit massmoca.org.

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Laurie Anderson: "Delusion" by Leland Brewster

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