Every Building in Baghdad
@ Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Opening Thursday, September 15th, from 6PM - 8PM
On view through Saturday, December 31st
Please join us for a reception and talk by curator Mark Waisuta to celebrate the opening of our new exhibition, “Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation.”
Thursday, September 15
6pm: Talk by Mark Wasiuta
6:30-8pm: 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.
Image: Rifat Chadirji, IRQ/314/154: Offices and stores, Tobacco Monopoly Administration, Baghdad, 1966. Photographic paste-ups, 8.27” × 11.69”. Courtesy of the Arab Image Foundation.
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