Spaces without drama or surface is an illusion, but so is depth
February 16 – July 1, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 16, 6-8 PM
6PM: Talk by curators Wonne Ickx and Ruth Estévez
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610
The Graham Foundation is pleased to present Spaces without drama or surface is an illusion, but so is depth, an exhibition that examines the recent proliferation of collage in architectural representation in relationship to scenography and theatrical set design. Based on historical references such as nineteenth-century toy theaters, as well as twentieth century models such as Aldo Rossi’s Little Scientific Theater, and David Hockney’s stage design for the Magic Flute, this project invites contemporary practitioners to rethink the ways in which architecture is created in relationship to theatricality and how it oscillates between reality and scenography to answer questions about space, depth, context, façade, and representation.