Lecture date: 1990-12-08
Alvin Boyarsky Memorial Event
A memorial event to the late Alvin Boyarsky, Chairman of the AA from 1971 to 1990. The city was one of Boyarsky’s greatest enthusiasms, infusing his development of the AA into a truly metropolitan institution. This symposium offers various insights into 'the idea of the city' from several of Boyarsky's friends and former colleagues: a veritable roster of leading architects from the United States, Australia, and Europe.
Dalibor Vesely - Introduction
John Hejduk - ‘The Social Contract’, ‘Durer’s Obsession’
Lecture date: 1986-10-10
Footage of John Hejduk’s ‘The Collapse of Time’ - a construction made to accompany the exhibition of Hejduk’s project VICTIMS, shown at the AA in 1986. ‘The Collapse of Time’ is the final element in a series of 68 structures. Each element is individually named and dedicated to the Victims who suffered in the Gestapo torture chambers in Berlin during World War II. The full project was presented to the city and citizens of Berlin. The tower, which represents time, was lowered twice by 45° at noon on Fridays 10th and 24th October 1986 until it was completely horizontal, signifying the total collapse of time. The design of ‘The Collapse of Time’ was undertaken by AA staff and students. The structural consultant for the project was Frank Newby.
Mark Lee discusses the influence of John Hejduk’s project Victims (1984) on the work of his firm, Johnston Marklee.
“1:1” (1 architect, 1 building) is a series that presents an in-depth look at a building through a contemporary architect’s perspective.
For more: https://www.cca.qc.ca/en/events/38146/11-mark-lee-on-john-hejduk
Mark Lee examine l’influence qu’a eu le projet « Victims » (1984) de John Hejduk sur les travaux de sa firme, Johnston Marklee.
La série « 1:1 » (1 architecte, 1 édifice) présente un regard approfondi sur un édifice à travers le point de vue d’un architecte contemporain.
En savoir plus : https://www.cca.qc.ca/fr/evenements/38146/11-mark-lee-sur-john-hejduk
A new perspective on the CCA's John Hejduk Fonds.
To learn more on Find and Tell: https://www.cca.qc.ca/en/56718/find-and-tell
Project financed in the framework of the Montreal Cultural Development grant awarded by the City of Montreal and the Quebec Department of Culture and Communications.