Spaces without drama or surface is an illusion, but so is depth
February 16–July 1, 2017
Opening: February 16, 6–8pm, with a talk by Ruth Estévez and Wonne Ickx
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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Curated by Ruth Estévez and Wonne Ickx: LIGA–Space for Architecture, Mexico City
"Inside the theater nothing can be accidental, yet nothing can be permanently resolved either."
The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition Spaces without drama or surface is an illusion, but so is depth, curated by Wonne Ickx and Ruth Estévez. Using historical projects as a touchstone—from 19th century toy theaters to Aldo Rossi’s Little Scientific Theater (1978), David Hockney’s set design for the Magic Flute (1977-78), and projects by Charles Moore and Emilio Ambasz—this exhibition invites contemporary practitioners to rethink the ways in which architecture is created in relationship to theatricality and how it oscillates between reality and scenography to answer questions about space, depth, context, façade, and representation.
Featuring work by architects Emilio Ambasz, baukuh, Gerardo Caballero, fala atelier, Marcelo Ferraz, Sam Jacob Studio, Johnston Marklee, Monadnock, Charles Moore, MOS Architects, Norman Kelley, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Cecilia Puga, Aldo Rossi, Taller de Arquitectura Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo, Pezo Von Ellrichshausen; and artists Pablo Bronstein, David Hockney, William Leavitt, Silke Otto-Knapp, Gabriel Sierra, Batia Suter; and dramaturg Jorge Palinhos.
Founded in 2011 by Carlos Bedoya, Ruth Estévez, Wonne Ickx, Victor Jaime, and Abel Perles, LIGA is an experimental exhibition-oriented platform in Mexico City that has focused its efforts on displaying Latin-American architecture, as well as experimenting with new exhibition formats and interdisciplinary lines of investigation.
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and it role in the arts, culture and society.
This exhibition was commissioned by the Graham Foundation, following the Foundation’s multi-year grant support of LIGA’s programs in Mexico City,
For more information about the exhibition and to RSVP for events please see www.grahamfoundation.org.
Job Floris, Monadnock
March 30, 6pm
Pezo Von Ellrichshausen, No More No Less
April 20, 6pm
fala atelier, Portraits
May 4, 6pm