Wendy Evans Joseph

Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip

Finalist 2018
Mod New York: Fashion Takes a Trip

The exhibition highlights a selection of visually groundbreaking and historically significant garments from the 1960s when American fashion underwent radical aesthetic transformations. As clothing also assumed communicative powers—reflecting the emergence of a counterculture, the women’s liberation movement and the rise of African-American consciousness, designers experimented by thinking of artistic realms. The installation boldly presents a decade of changing fashion immersed in a vibrant array of color, dynamic geometrical forms and graphic patterning.

Missing Voices

Finalist 2018
Missing Voices

Princeton posed a difficult problem: Create a “marker” to celebrate President Woodrow Wilson that deals effectively with both his positive and negative qualities. The University’s ambivalence is antithetical to the time-honored tradition of unequivocally revering leaders.

The site is a plaza in front of the Wilson School of Government building, designed by Monoru Yamasaki. A large sculpture in the fountain was existing; Princeton stipulated that the fountain, the sculpture and all existing trees were to remain.

Mac Conner—A New York Life

Merit Award 2017

“Mac Conner—A New York Life” was shown in one of the first floor galleries at the Museum of the City of New York. This was the first exhibition of Mac Conner’s work and paid homage to one of the industry’s greats. It was part of a series of temporary exhibitions to educate the public on the past and future of New York City.

New York at Its Core

Finalist 2018
Finalist 2017
New York at Its Core

The Museum of the City of New York undertook this first-ever permanent exhibition of New York City’s 400-year history by assembling a highly collaborative group of historians and education experts. A three-year, iterative and radically selective process with a multi-disciplinary design team brought forward an essential story of the city in three separate galleries plus two anteroom media installations. The exhibits tell a story through object-rich analog displays coupled with immersive media, in an all-encompassing environment dramatic in its modernity and reductive in materiality.

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