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Tom Burr’s art exhibit opens in New Haven’s Pirelli Building

August 10, 2017

This past April brought news that Marcel Breuer’s long-neglected Pirelli Building in New Haven, CT, was to be the site an art exhibit by artist Tom Burr. Now open, “Tom Burr/New Haven Body/Building: Pre-Existing Conditions” features sculptural installations and photographs that reference both the political events and upheaval of the 1960s as well as the trauma the Pirelli Building—originally the headquarters of the Armstrong Rubber Co.—itself has endured. While the exhibit, which runs through November, does not offer a permanent solution for the site’s use, the willingness on the part of IKEA, the building owner, to allow some activity to take place is an encouraging development. The exhibit is limited to thirty visitors at a time. Contact Emma Fernberger at for reservations.

Pirelli Building Reopens . . . to Art,” New Haven Independent, July 11, 2017.

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