The Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut and The Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois. Philip Johnson and Mies van der Rohe. Curator and architect. Architect and architect. These two buildings were the result of shared ideas and collective desire, but they also complicate the ideas of the copy and the original and the chronologies of Modernism. Points on a Line, a new film by artist Sarah Morris, is the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s first contemporary art commission and first collaboration between the Philip Johnson Glass House (1949) and the Mies van der Rohe Farnsworth House (1951). The film is showing this week at Art Basel | Art Unlimited (opening June 13) and is also on view at the Glass House Visitor Center in New Canaan, CT.
Where would you live: the Philip Johnson Glass House or the Mies van der Rohe Farnsworth House?
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