Graham Fellowship

  • The Entenza Years: the Early History of Graham Foundation, 1960–1971
    Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago
    Mar 2019 to Jul 2019
  • GRANTEE
    Mark Wasiuta
    GRANT YEAR
    2018

Mark Wasiuta.

This exhibition will delve into the Graham Foundation’s formative early years under the directorship of John Entenza, past editor of Art and Architecture magazine, and illuminate the Foundation’s role in postwar architecture culture for the first time. The exhibition will feature archival material from the Foundation’s own archive to tell this unique history and it will be curated in collaboration with current Graham Foundation Director Sarah Herda. The result of a multi-year effort to process the Foundation’s archive, the exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated publication.

Mark Wasiuta is a curator, writer, and architect who teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP), where he is co-director of the Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture Program. Over the last decade, as director of exhibitions at the GSAPP, he developed a body of research and archival exhibitions that focus on under-examined practices of the postwar period. His recent exhibitions, produced with various collaborators, include Environmental Communications: Contact HighInformation Fall-Out: Buckminster Fuller's World Game, and Les Levine: Bio-Tech Rehearsals 1967­–1973. Other exhibitions recently on view are Detox USA, at the Istanbul Design Biennial; Control Syntax Rio at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam; and Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation, at the Graham Foundation in Chicago and at LAXART in Los Angeles. Wasiuta is recipient of recent grants from the Asian Cultural Council, the Graham Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts.