Wednesday, February 14, 2018
6 pm - 7:30 pm
Hayes Hall 403
Explore contemporary exhibition practices in architecture with Mark Wasiuta of Columbia University's GSAPP, through current curatorial and historical discussions and debates. Learn about two of Wasiuta's recent exhibitions that intersect with the theme of Border Crossings. The first is Information Fall-Out: Buckminster Fuller’s World Game, and the second is Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation.
Mark Wasiuta is a curator, writer, architect and professor at the Columbia University GSAPP, where he is co-director of the MS degree program Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture.
Over the last decade, as Director of Exhibitions at GSAPP, he developed a body of research and archival exhibitions that focus on under-examined practices of the postwar period. Recent exhibitions, produced with various collaborators, include “Environmental Communications: Contact High,” “Information Fall-Out: Buckminster Fuller’s World Game,” “Les Levine: Bio-Tech Rehearsals 1967-1973,” and “Control Syntax Songdo,” installed at the 2017 Seoul Architecture Biennale. Other exhibitions recently on view were “Detox USA,” at the Istanbul Design Biennial, “Control Syntax Rio” at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City, and “Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation,” at the Graham Foundation in Chicago and currently at LAXArt in Los Angeles. He is co-author and co-editor of Dan Graham’s New Jersey and author of numerous articles.
His upcoming publications include The Archival Exhibition: A Decade of Research at the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, Documentary Remains, Information Fall-Out: Buckminster Fuller’s World Game and, with Akram Zatari, Rifat Chadirj: Architecture Index. Wasiuta directs Collecting Architecture Territories, a multi-year research program that analyses global institutions that have emerged from private collections. Wasiuta is also partner in the International House of Architecture, a research office that has been most recently devoted to projects that together assemble a cultural history of air in Los Angeles. Wasiuta is recipient of recent grants from the Asian Cultural Council, the Graham Foundation, The Canada Council for the Arts, and NYSCA.