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Filip Dujardin, Untitled, from the Fictions Series.

Seamless: Digital Collage and Dirty Realism in Contemporary Architecture
Jesús Vassallo
Mar 23, 2017 (6pm)
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On the occasion of our current exhibition, Spaces without drama, Jesús Vassallo discusses his recent research and publication, Seamless: Digital Collage and Dirty Realism in Contemporary Architecture (Park Books, 2016), exploring the realist drive underlying contemporary collaborations between artists and architects in Central Europe.

Jesús Vassallo is a Spanish architect and writer, and currently an assistant professor at Rice University in Houston, Texas. His work interrogates the problem of realism in architecture through the production of design and scholarship. He is the author of Seamless: Digital Collage and Dirty Realism in Contemporary Architecture and is currently finishing a second manuscript titled Epics in the Everyday. His articles have been published internationally in magazines such as AA Files, 2G, Log, Harvard Design Magazine, Future Anterior, Domus, Arquitectura Viva, and Arkitektur DK; Vassallo also serves as editor for Circo magazine.

Related Graham Foundation supported projects:

2016 Individual Research Grant to Jesús Vassallo for Seamless: Digital Collage and Dirty Realism in Contemporary Architecture

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Monadnock, "Marketsquare," Nieuw Bergen, 2015. Photo: Stijn Bollaert.

Make No Little Plans
Monadnock
Mar 30, 2017 (6pm)
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Job Floris, architect and co-founder of the Dutch architecture firm Monadnock, will present a talk about the firm's practice and their participation in Spaces without drama or surface is an illusion, but so is depth, on view at the Graham Foundation February 16–July 1, 2017.

Monadnock is a Rotterdam-based architecture practice led by Job Floris and Sandor Naus. Monadnock designs, researches, writes, and produces discourse in the fields of architecture, urbanism, interiors, and staging, shifting in scale between the space of the city and the street to the scale of the interior. Monadnock creates contemporary buildings that embed architecture in the cultural production of their generation as a whole. By examining key themes such as the contemporary and tradition, convention and banality, constructive logic, and illusionary representation, Monadnock aims for an architecture that combines beauty, efficiency, and the transfer of architectural knowledge.

Floris and Naus were both trained as interior and furniture designers during their studies at the Academy of Fine Arts St. Joost in Breda (NL) and subsequently graduated from the Academy for Architecture and Urbanism in Rotterdam and inTilburg. Monadnock has received international attention for realizing tailor-made buildings, many of which are public. These include a beach pavilion on the River Maas, a huge temporary installation in public space named 'Make No Little Plans'. Their Landmark–or viewing tower–for the municipality ofNieuw Bergen (NL) was shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2017. Currently, Monadnock is involved in projects on several scales, extending from an exhibitiondesign for The New Institute in Rotterdam to the design of a new visitors’ centre for De HogeVeluwe National Park (NL), a private tower-residence and two substantial housing projects.

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, "The Work," 2015. Oil on canvas.

Lynette Yoadom-Boake
Northwestern University Dept. of Art Theory & Practice Visiting Artist Talk
Apr 06, 2017 (7pm)
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As part of our continuing collaboration with Northwestern University's Department of Art Theory and Practice, the Graham is pleased to host artist and writer Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is an artist and writer of Ghanaian descent based in London. She is represented by the Corvi-Mora Gallery in London and the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York. Her work is included in the permanent collections of a number of institutions including the Tate Collection, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Miami Art Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Nasher Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of African Art, and the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw. Recently she has mounted solo shows at the Serpentine Gallery, London (2015); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2015); Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2016–17); and the New Museum in New York (forthcoming this May). In 2006, Yiadom-Boakye won the Arts Foundation Fellowship for Painting. In 2012, she won the New Museum's Pinchuk Foundation Future Generation Prize, and in 2013 was shortlisted for the Turner Prize for her 2012 exhibition at Chisenhale Gallery in east London.

This lecture is part of the Department of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University Visiting Artist Lecture Series, and is made possible with generous support from The Myers Foundations and the Jerrold Loebl Fund for the Arts.

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Pezo von Ellrichshausen, "Casa Meri," Florida, Chile, 2014. Photo courtesy Pezo von Ellrichshausen.

No More No Less
Pezo von Ellrichshausen
Apr 20, 2017 (6pm)
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Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen will discuss their work and their participation in the exhibition Spaces without drama or surface is an illusion, but so is depth.

Pezo von Ellrichshausen is an art and architecture studio founded in 2002 by Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen. They currently teach at the Universidad Catolica in Santiago and at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Among other venues, they have lectured at the Tate Modern, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Alvar Aalto Symposium, and Harvard University’s GSD. In 2008, they curated the Chilean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

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Image courtesy of Fala Atelier

Portraits
fala atelier
May 04, 2017 (6pm)
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Filipe Magalhães, architect and co-founder of the architecture firm Fala Atelier, will present a talk about the firm's practice and their participation in Spaces without drama or surface is an illusion, but so is depth, on view at the Graham Foundation February 16–July 1, 2017.

fala atelier is an architecture firm founded in 2013 by Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares and Ahmed Belkhodja. The group describes themselves as a naïve architecture practice based in Porto, Portugal. Tackling a wide range of projects, from renovations to bird houses, fala engages with architectural questions through the built environment, public engagement, exhibitions, and academics.

Image courtesy of Fala Atelier

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