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Opening Reception: Every Building in Baghdad: the Rifat Chadirji Archives a...
Thu, September 15, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
Thursday, September 15
6-7pm: Talk by Mark Wasiuta
7-8:30pm: Opening Reception
Mark Wasiuta is a curator, writer and architect who teaches at GSAPP Columbia University 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 has developed a body of research and archival exhibitions that focus on underexamined practices of the postwar period. Recent exhibitions, produced with various collaborators, include, Control Syntax Rio at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Environmental Communications: Contact High, at the Chicago Architecture Biennial La Fine Del Mondo, at the 14th Architectural Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, as well as Information Fall-Out: Buckminster Fuller’s World Game, and Les Levine: Bio-Tech Rehearsals 1967-1973 at the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery. He is co-editor and co-author of Dan Graham’s New Jersey. Forthcoming projects include the exhibitions, Detox USA, at the Istanbul Design Biennial and the publications, Documentary Remains, Environmental Communications: Contact High,and Collecting Architecture Territories. He is partner in the design and research office the International House of Architecture.
For more information on the exhibition, Every Building in Baghdad: the Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation, click here.
Image: Rifat Chadirji, IRQ/338/151: Administration Offices, National Insurance Company, Mosul, 1969. Photographic paste-ups, 8.27” × 11.69”. Courtesy of the Arab Image Foundation.