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Feb 16, 2020

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 its role in the arts, culture, and society. The Graham realizes this vision through making project-based grants to individuals and organizations and producing exhibitions, events, and publications.

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Current Exhibition

The exhibition Poured Architecture establishes a dialogue between the late Spanish architect Miguel Fisac and the contemporary work of the Basque-born, Brooklyn-based artist Sergio Prego. Through a new body of work supported by a Graham Foundation Fellowship, Prego explores the possibility and synchronicity of materials and processes across architecture and visual art in a new series of sculptures and drawings inspired by Fisac’s innovative architecture and construction techniques.

UPCOMING EVENTS

While contemporary data capture and digital design and fabrication imply a world of ever more precise, efficient, and ubiquitous production, how might we develop techniques to explore the more unruly behavior and associative potential of material practice? In this program, Joshua G. Stein discusses his research and practice involving casting techniques and the recuperation of tradition craft as methods of grounding the often disembodied discussions around digital form making, historical inquiry, and urban demography or the seemingly distant concerns of material extraction and scarcity.

Sergio Prego's recent work offers an opportunity to revisit the complex historical lineage of pneumatics in architecture and to consider the changing aesthetic and political stakes of plasticity within our contemporary "art-architecture complex.”

Join us for a talk by Spanish art historian, curator, and critic Gloria Moure presented in conjunction with our current exhibition, Poured Architecture.

Recent Grantee Publications

A new publication from Princeton Architectural Press that explores the singular life and work of American architect Judith Davidson Chafee (1932–1998).

The first comprehensive account and theorization of oral history as a method in architectural research.

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Grantee Exhibitions on View

This exhibition surveys the last ten years of work by the Chicago-based artist and examines her ongoing project that brings together the disciplines of painting, drawing, and architecture.

A new program series that explores construction as both a practice and a performance. The series is produced in partnership with the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles.

On view at SCI-Arc Galleries, this exhibition focuses on rude stone monuments through large-scale models, diagrammatic drawings, and archival photographs.

This retrospective exhibition presents the work of textile and interior designer Ruth Adler Schnee from her prolific seven-decade career.

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; Judith Chafee, Ramada House, Tucson, Arizona. Photo: © Bill Timmerman.; Julia Fish, Study for Threshold—Plan, excerpt/s : sleepwalker [ spectrum stack, west to east when west is green ], 2017. Gouache on paper, 23 x 22 in. Courtesy of the artist.