Edward Hsu: Alternate Geography

Picture Room is pleased to present an exhibition featuring a body of work by New York-based architect Edward Hsu. On view from September 14th – October 6th, 2023. The show consists of thirty pieces of work divided into three series; viewed sequentially and together as a triptych, each series reflects on the undulating topography of northern Manhattan. For more information on works in Alternate Geography, click on the following links: Series I,Series II,Series III.

Edward Hsu is an architect based in New York City. Through predominantly spatial practices, his work interrogates symbiotic relationships between communities and the built environment. Alternate Geography began as a curiosity about Hsu’s uptown neighborhood. Over time, through many conversations, self-guided explorations, teaching, and generous grants by the New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and the Architectural League, this research-based undertaking yielded a book of 30 plates that present a unique window into northern Manhattan’s complex make up. The output of this project reflects an evolving process that took place over the course of three years.

Aug 17th 2023