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Pidgeon Audio Visual: Architects Speak for Themselves
Curated by Florencia Alvarez Pacheco
OCT 29, 2022 - FEB 04, 2023

Graham Foundation second-floor galleries

Mining the Pidgeon Audio Visual (PAV) series—a collection of over 200 mail order slide-tape lectures initiated in 1979 by renowned editor of London-based journal Architectural Design, Monica Pidgeon—this exhibition features a selection of the talks and accompanying slide presentations by leading architects and designers produced in the 1980s and 1990s. At the Graham, the presentations will be shown on synchronized slide projectors with the original talks given by designers such as Reyner Banham, Rifat Chadirji, Charles Correa, Balkrishna Doshi, Myron Goldsmith, Zaha Hadid, Lawrence Halprin, Kisho Kurokawa, Esther McCoy, Cedric Price, Alison & Peter Smithson, Stanley Tigerman, and Anne Tyng, among others. By drawing from the Monica Pidgeon papers at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, in addition to the Graham Foundation archive records from a 1983 grant Pidgeon received to support her work, the exhibition delves into the early role of new technologies in the development and distribution of architectural ideas.

Pidgeon Audio Visual: Architects Speak for Themselves originated at Disponible, Buenos Aires and is curated by Florencia Alvarez Pacheco with exhibition design by BAAG - Buenos Aires Arquitectura Grupal. The exhibition is organized at the Graham by Sarah Herda, director; Ava Barrett, program and communications manager; James Pike, grant project manager; and Alexandra Lee Small, senior advisor.


Madlener House
4 West Burton Place, Chicago
Oct 29, 2022 to Feb 04, 2023

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