AMO brings a condensed Countryside to United Nations headquarters in New York

AMO, the research-, branding-, and publication-dedicated arm of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), has commandeered the fence outside of United Nations headquarters in Manhattan for a public exhibition and abbreviated follow-up of sorts to Countryside, The Future. Aiming to put the “countryside on the agenda again,” the globe-trotting exhibition, curated by architect Rem Koolhaas and AMO director Samir Bantal, originally opened in February 2020 in the main rotunda of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. The sprawling and buzzy show was met with varied but predominately withering reactions,

Countryside is definitely a magazine- or book-on-the-wall type of exhibition, but not in a bad way,” wrote Matt Shaw in his review

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