Medium: Documentary Remains [Part 1]

Thursday, November 14, 2013 1:30pm
Wood Auditorium

Documentary Remains

A conference on architecture, exhibitions and archives

Thordis Arrhenius, Oslo Center for Critical Architectural Studies
Martin Beck, artist
Beatriz Colomina, Princeton School of Architecture
Elizabeth Diller, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Nikolaus Hirsch, Städelschule
Thomas Keenan, Bard College
Vasif Kortun, SALT Istanbul
Carlos Labarta, Universidad de Navarra
Jorge Otero-Pailos, GSAPP
Horacio Torrent, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Anthony Vidler, Brown University
Mark Wasiuta, GSAPP
Mark Wigley, GSAPP

Co-sponsored by Universidad de Navarra

With contributions by scholars, architects, and artists, Documentary Remains will examine exhibitions, exhibition research, curatorial practices, and their current position within the field. A polemic that circulates within recent discussions of exhibitions and exhibition histories is that the most important aesthetic production of the 20th century is not found with objects, buildings or spaces, but within exhibitions themselves. Yet, there is a curious imbalance between the centrality claimed for exhibitions and their fugitive character. Exhibitions collect artifacts, exist briefly, and are then dispersed. The conference will address what we know of exhibitions through questions of archives, records, documents, and remains.

1:30 Introduction

1:45
Anthony Vidler, Brown University
“Stasiland en abyme”
Vasif Kortun, SALT Istanbul
“Consumed at an Alarming Rate”
Thomas Keenan, Bard College
Moderated by Mark Wigley, Columbia University GSAPP

3:00
Horacio Torrent, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
“On Critical Reception: Latin American Architecture Since 1945”
Carlos Labarta, Universidad de Navarra.
New York 1964: Tradition and Contradictions in Spanish Modern Architecture”
Mark Wigley, Columbia University GSAPP
“Class of ’59”
Moderated by Jorge Otero-Pailos, Columbia University GSAPP

4:15 Break

4:30
Beatriz Colomina, Princeton School of Architecture
“The Remains of Carlo Mollino”
Elizabeth Diller, Diller Scofidio + Renfro
“MoMA recycled”
Nikolaus Hirsch, Städelschule
“Gwangju Folly. The Multiple Lives of an Exhibition”
Moderated by Mark Wasiuta, Columbia University GSAPP

5:45
Jorge Otero-Pailos, Columbia University GSAPP
“Stopping Time”
Thordis Arrhenius, Oslo Center for Critical Architectural Studies
“Illusion and Reality: Asplund 1917 and 1972”
Mark Wasiuta, Columbia University GSAPP
“Environmental Implications”
Martin Beck, Artist
“Last Night”
Moderated by Mabel Wilson, Columbia University GSAPP

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