Yunhee Min & Peter Tolkin:

Red Carpet in C


Culver Center of the Arts

August 18 - December 29, 2018


Fall Opening Reception

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 6pm - 8pm



Yunhee Min & Peter Tolkin: Red Carpet in C is a collaboration between painter Yunhee Min, and architect Peter Tolkin. The idea for this project evolved out of Min and Tolkin’s shared enthusiasm for music, architecture, and color. These interests led them to German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe who described the relationship between architecture and music as, “Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music.” Conceived as performative architecture, this large fabric installation functions as both an object to be viewed and a space to be inhabited; a virtual translation of music into three-dimensions. Constructed of fabric and colored paper tubes, its soft, undulating parabolic shape is set in visual relief against the classical proportions, meter, and time signature of Culver Center of the Arts’ historic atrium.


Yunhee Min & Peter Tolkin: Red Carpet in C is organized by the Barbara & Art Culver Center of the Arts at UCR ARTS and is curated by Tyler Stallings and Zaid Yousef. Yunhee Min & Peter Tolkin: Red Carpet in C has been possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts. UCR's College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and the City of Riverside provide support for UCR ARTS programs.


TOLO Architecture: Peter Tolkin, Sarah Lorenzen, Socrates Medina, Karl Blette, Kare Tonapetyan, and Parker Amman.

NOUS Engineering: Matt Melnik

Cal Poly Pomona Architecture (CPP ARC) Students: Cheyenne Capener, Stephanie Contreras, Fariba Dorrifar, Romi Grepo, Gi Suk Han, Yewon Hong, Athenna Lim, Victor Macias, Maria Mercado, Vi Phan, Matthew Rivera, Chelsea Steiner, Tak Kin Szeto, Emily To, Stephanie Toro, Kleon Tran


Digital rendering of Red Carpet in C situated in the Culver Center of the Arts’ atrium. Courtesy of TOLO Architecture.



Curators: Tyler Stallings and Zaid Yousef