September 14, 2017 - Graham Foundation - Fall 2017
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September 14, 2017
September 14, 2017

Graham Foundation

David Hartt, in the forest (still), 2017. 4K Digital Video File, color, sound, 20 minutes. Courtesy of Corbett vs. Dempsey and commissioned by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

Fall 2017

Graham Foundation
Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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The Graham Foundation is pleased to announce its fall exhibition and public programs, including a new commission by artist David Hartt, a series of talks including Moshe Safdie and Graham grantees, as well as a satellite bookshop at the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

David Hartt: in the forest
September 14, 2017–January 6, 2018

in the forest is a new commission for the Graham Foundation by artist David Hartt. Borrowing its title from a chapter of Claude Lévi-Strauss’ 1955 memoir Tristes Tropiques, this multi-part installation continues Hartt’s investigation into the relationship between ideology, architecture, and the environment by revisiting architect Moshe Safdie’s unfinished 1968 Habitat Puerto Rico project. Through film, photographs, sculpture, tropical plants, ambient sound, and hexagonal ceramic objects that serve as both planters and seats, Hartt crafts an environment for contemplation of the Habitat project.

David Hartt (b. 1967, Montréal) lives and works in Philadelphia where he is assistant professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at The Art Institute of Chicago; LAXART, Los Angeles; and Or Gallery, Vancouver. His work is in the public collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; and The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Hartt is represented by Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago; David Nolan Gallery, New York; and Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin.

David Hartt: in the forest is commissioned by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

Additional support is provided by Oakville Galleries, Ontario, where the exhibition will travel in the fall of 2018.

Exhibition related events
Opening reception for David Hartt: in the forest
Thursday, September 14, 6–8pm

David Hartt: in the forest
Wednesday, October 18, 6pm
Artist talk

Moshe Safdie: Humanizing Megascale
Monday, October 30, 6pm

Upcoming grantee events
Saturday, September 16, 8pm
Lampo Performance Series

Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film
Wednesday, September 20, 6pm

Third Coast Atlas: Prelude to a Plan
Daniel Ibañez, Clare Lyster, Charles Waldheim, and Mason White
Wednesday, September 27, 6pm
Book launch and panel discussion

Bowling: Water, Architecture, Urbanism
Thursday, November 9, 6pm
Book launch and talk

Absurd Thinking: Between Art and Design
Allan Wexler
Thursday, November 30, 6pm
Book launch and talk

Graham Foundation at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial
The Graham congratulates all of the Graham grantees and program participants featured in this year’s Biennial. For a full list, including links to Graham Foundation funded projects and program pages, please click here.

Graham Foundation bookshop satellite
In addition to the Graham’s flagship architecture bookshop at the Madlener House designed by Ania Jaworska, the Graham is pleased to announce that it will have a satellite bookshop at the Chicago Architecture Biennial (78 E Washington St, Chicago). Designed by Biennial participants Noëmi Mollet and Reto Geiser of MG&Co, the bookshop will feature hundreds of titles related to the Biennial theme Make New History and new publications from around the world focused on architecture, design, and art.

The Graham Foundation’s fall schedule of activities continues the Foundation’s mission to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. All events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, programs are held at the Graham Foundation’s headquarters in the historical Madlener House (4 W Burton Place, Chicago IL). For directions and accessibility information, please click here. For more information and to RSVP, please click on the links above, or visit the Graham Foundation website.

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