The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts presents Ceci n’est pas une rêverie: The Architecture of Stanley Tigerman, opening January 26, 2012.
Ceci n’est pas une rêverie (This is not a dream) is a retrospective and reexamination of the architectural concepts of Stanley Tigerman. The installation spreads through all three floors of the Graham Foundation’s Madlener House. Tigerman’s texts, sketches, architectural drawings and models are organized in relation to nine themes, including Utopia, Allegory, Humor, Death, Division, (Dis)Order, Identity, Yaleiana and Drift. The exhibition is on view through May 19, 2012.
Ceci n’est pas une rêverie was curated by Emmanuel Petit, Associate Professor in the Yale School of Architecture. The Chicago presentation is organized by Sarah Herda and Ellen Hartwell Alderman from the Graham Foundation.
Stanley Tigerman is a Chicago native who earned his BA and MA from Yale University. In 1986, he founded Tigerman McCurry Architects with his wife Margaret McCurry. His accomplishments extend to authoring seven books, representing the U.S. at the 1976 and 1980 Venice Biennales and exhibiting in major galleries and museums around the world.
Tigerman has also shown a strong dedication to advancing Chicago architecture. Most recently, he co-curated the exhibition Design on the Edge: Chicago Architects Reimagine Neighborhoods, featuring transit projects commissioned by the city’s top young design talent. The exhibition is currently on view at the Chicago Architecture Foundation and was supported with a grant from the Graham Foundation.
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the exchange of challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture and society. The Graham Foundation is located in the Madlener House, a 9,000 square foot Prairie-style mansion located in the historic Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago.
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 11AM to 5PM; every third Thursday of the month, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Graham Foundation will offer public tours of Ceci n’est pas une rêverie every Saturday at 2 p.m.
The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts is located in the Madlener House at 4 West Burton Place. For additional information, call 312.787.4071 or visit Graham Foundation.
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