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Art exhibit to open in New Haven’s Pirelli Building

January 17, 2017

There are glimmers of progress in the effort to save Marcel Breuer’s 1968-1970 Pirelli Tire Building in New Haven, CT. For the first time since 2003 when IKEA took ownership of the building, the pre-cast concrete paneled building will be used for something other than a highway billboard. Starting this winter, artist Tom Burr, with the help of gallery operators Emma Ferdberger and Stefania Bortolami, will have a year-long show featuring his photographs of the site inside the building. The exhibition is part of a larger effort by the Bortolami Gallery to promote artists beyond the world of mega-art shows. In addition, we also reported last year that the site was being included in a transit-oriented development study. Stay tuned for forthcoming developments on that front and exhibition details.

Art Dealers Move Out of the Gallery and into a Taco Bell,” New York Times, October 24, 2016.

After a Dozen Years, New Interest in Adaptive Reuse of Iconic Pirelli Building,” Hartford Courant, January 7, 2016.

Photos by Tom Burr, courtesy Bortolami Gallery.