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Please join us to celebrate the opening of Model Studies: Thomas Demand with Fernand Léger, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Scheibitz, and the VKhUTEMAS School. The exhibition will open with remarks from Thomas Demand and Graham Foundation director Sarah Herda followed by a reception.
6PM Opening remarks with Thomas Demand and Sarah Herda
6-8PM Opening Reception
For more information on the exhibition, Model Studies, click here.
Establishing a plant-animal-people trilogy with the Edible Estates (est. 2005) series of front yard food gardens and the Animal Estates (est. 2008) initiatives for urban wildlife architecture, Domestic Integrities (est. 2012) turns its attention inward to local patterns and rituals of interior domestic landscapes and the way we use what we resourcefully find around us to artfully make ourselves at home. “Domestic Integrity Fields” are charged sites—on crocheted rugs of discarded textiles—to test, perform, and present how we want to live. One rug in each continent gradually expands as it travels from city to city. In the United States, the series began during fall 2012 at the Museum of Modern Art and the new Broad Museum of Art at Michigan State University, followed by The Hammer Museum of Art in spring 2013, the deCordova Museum in the summer, and at the Walker Art Center in the fall. In Europe the project is taking place at Pollinaria in Abruzzo, Italy in 2012-2013.
In 2012, Haeg received a Graham Foundation grant for Edible Estate #12: Budapest, Hungary, produced with Blood Mountain Foundation. More about the project here.
On February 19, Haeg will speak on Architecture is Activism…FOOD!, a panel discussion hosted by the Chicago Architecture Foundation and supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation. More about the project here.
Fritz Haeg's work has included edible gardens, public dances, educational environments, animal architecture, domestic gatherings, urban parades, temporary encampments, documentary videos, publications, exhibitions, websites, and occasionally buildings for people. Recent projects include Sundown Schoolhouse, an itinerant educational program; Edible Estates, an international series of domestic edible landscapes; and Animal Estates, a housing initiative for native animals in cities around the world which debuted at the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Haeg is a 2010-2011 Rome Prize Fellow and has taught in architecture, design, and fine art programs at Princeton University, Cal Arts, Art Center College of Design, Parsons School of Design, and the University of Southern California. Haeg has produced projects and exhibited work at MoMA; Tate Modern; the Hayward Gallery; the Liverpool Biennial; the Whitney Museum of American Art; SFMoMA; SALT Beyoglu, Istanbul; Casco, Utrecht; Stroom, Den Haag; Arup Phase 2, London; Blood Mountain Foundation, Budapest; The Indianapolis Museum of Art; Mass MoCA; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; among others. Recent books include The Sundown Salon Unfolding Archive (Evil Twin Publications, 2009), Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn (Metropolis Books, 2nd ed., 2010), and Roma Mangia Roma (Nero, expected Spring 2013).
Lampo and the Graham Foundation are very pleased to welcome Choi Joonyong and Hong Chulki, two leading figures from the emerging experimental music community in Seoul. In their Chicago debut, they will perform together and alone, combining their individual interests in noise and improvised music: Choi's mobile performance, where he pushes an amplifier in and around the audience as though a noise vendor and Hong's pursuit of continuity between acoustic and amplified noise, using turntables with and without cartridge pickups.
Choi Joonyong (b. 1977) started Astronoise with Hong Chulki in 1997, and has been playing noise/experimental/improvised music since. Primarily using playback devices such as CD-player, MP3-player, tape player, VCR, or loud-speaker, Choi works with sounds from the mechanisms, exposing the innate qualities of the players themselves. He has released many albums, including five solo albums made with the malfunction of a CD-player. He is interested in control and failure of playing through improvisation and composition. Choi's label, Balloon & Needle, has released experimental music from Korea since 2000. His latest release, Danthrax features his unique approach to dance music.
Hong Chulki (b. 1976) is a noise/improvising musician from Seoul, South Korea, known for his cartridge-less turntable, and as the founding member of Astronoise, Korea's first live noise act (with Choi Joonyong). He has been focusing on free improvisation since the early 2000s, collaborating with musicians including Ryu Hankil, Jin Sangtae, Joe Foster, Kevin Parks, Otomo Yoshihide, Sachiko M, Jason Kahn, Takahiro Kawaguchi, Nick Hoffman, Robbie Avenaim and Zbigniew Karkowski. Festival appearances include All Ears, Against, Kitakyushu Biennale and NETMAGE 10, and he has been a musician in residence at Cafe Oto and STEIM. Hong has composed pieces for several Korean experimental/independent films, especially, Goksa (Kim Gok/Kim Sun). He also has been a long-time collaborator in the audio-visual performance project called Expanded Celluloid Extended Phonograph with the Korean film artist Lee Hangjun, who works in 16mm multi-projection performance. Hong's recordings both in solo and collaborative format have been released on his own label, Balloon & Needle, co-founded and co-run with Choi, and by Manual, Celadon, Pilgrim Talk, Hanson Records and Audition Records.
This performance is presented in partnership with Lampo. Founded in 1997, Lampo is a non-profit organization for experimental music, sound art and intermedia projects. Visit www.lampo.org.
In what sense is the 21st century world urban? In this lecture, Neil Brenner critiques contemporary ideologies of the "urban age," which confront this question with reference to the purported fact that more than 50% of the world's population resides within cities. Against such demographic, city-centric understandings, Brenner excavates Henri Lefebvre's (1970) notion of generalized urbanization for conceptual and methodological insights into the 21st century planetary urban condition. He argues that the geographies of urbanization can no longer be conceptualized with reference to cities, metropolitan regions or even megalopolises, but today encompass diverse patterns and pathways across the planetary sociospatial landscape, from Manhattan to the Matterhorn, from the Pearl River Delta to Mount Everest, from the Nile River valley to the Pacific Ocean. This variegated urban fabric must become the focal point for new approaches to urban theory, strategies of collective intervention and imaginaries of built environments.
Neil Brenner is Professor of Urban Theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and the coordinator of the newly founded Urban Theory Lab GSD. He previously served as Professor of Sociology and Metropolitan Studies, and as an affiliated faculty member of the American Studies Program at New York University. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago (1999); an MA in Geography from UCLA (1996); and a BA in Philosophy from Yale College (1991).
This talk is co-presented by the Chicago Expander at Archeworks and the Graham Foundation.
The Chicago Expander at Archeworks aims to spatialize the formation of Chicago as a larger geographic entity and recasts the city and its region as a spatial model. The program is directed by Iker Gil and Antonio Petrov.
Archeworks is a multidisciplinary design educator that advances design in the public interest and inspires collaborative action to shape more healthy, sustainable and equitable communities.
This talk will explore the International Building Exhibition (IBA’1984/87), which commissioned acclaimed architects from all over Europe and North America to transform the predominantly Turkish immigrant neighborhood Kreuzberg in Berlin. Architects brought in for the design of public housing projects included Aldo Rossi, Rob Krier, Oswald Matthias Ungers, Alvaro Siza, Rem Koolhaas, Peter Eisenman, Zaha Hadid, John Hejduk and many others. Akcan discusses this urban renewal project as a microcosm of the history of urban housing, a significant moment in the postmodernist and deconstructionist debates in architecture throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and an example of the attendant relationship between housing and international immigration policies. Using a narrative genre inspired by oral history and storytelling, Akcan gives voice not only to the architects and policy makers, but also to the immigrant inhabitants. Research related to this talk was recently featured in Akcan’s contribution to the Istanbul Design Biennale, 2012: “Urban Renewal and its Discontents: Kreuzberg—IBA ’84/87.”
Esra Akcan is an assistant professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her architecture degree from Middle East Technical University and her Ph.D. and postdoctoral degrees from Columbia University. She has taught at Columbia University, New School, Pratt Institute, METU, and Humboldt University. Akcan has received awards and fellowships from the Graham Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin, the Clark Institute, the Getty Research Institute, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Mellon Foundation, DAAD, Kinne, and KRESS/ARIT. She is the author of Architecture in Translation: Germany, Turkey, and the Modern House (Duke University Press, 2012), Turkey: Modern Architectures in History (co-author Sibel Bozdoğan, Reaktion, 2012), (Land)Fill Istanbul (124/3, 2004), and Çeviride Modern Olan (YKY, 2009).
Following the lecture, both of Akcan’s recent books, published with the support of the Graham Foundation, Architecture in Translation and Turkey: Modern Architectures in History, will be available for purchase in the Graham bookshop.
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