The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 present Holding Pattern by the New York architecture firm Interboro Partners, the winning design of the 12th annual Young Architects Program (YAP), opening on Sunday, June 19, and remaining on view through September 19, 2011. The outdoor installation features an eclectic collection of objects including benches, mirrors, ping-pong tables, and trees all disposed under a canopy of rope and fabric creating an interactive environment in MoMA PS1′s courtyard. Holding Pattern will be the setting of Warm Up 2011, MoMA PS1’s annual summer music festival from July 2 through September 3, 2011. This exhibition is organized by Barry Bergdoll, MoMA’s Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, and Klaus Biesenbach, MoMA PS1 Director and MoMA Chief Curator at Large.
Holding Pattern, created by Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, and Georgeen Theodore, is the product of sustained dialogue with MoMA PS1 and its neighbors. The architects asked neighboring community organizations: ‘is there something you need that we could design, use in the courtyard during the summer, and then donate when Holding Pattern is deinstalled in the fall?’ These conversations resulted in a total of 79 objects and 84 trees that are incorporated into the installations design and will be donated to over 50 organizations in Long Island City and beyond in the fall. This idea incorporates the theme of recycling, which was a key component of Interboro Partners initial YAP proposal.