April 20, 2004
by Canadian Architect
The Canadian Centre for Architecture is offering public programs in conjunction with Learning from… Ruscha and Venturi Scott Brown, 1962-1977 to allow visitors to enhance their understanding of the exhibition, presented in the Octagonal Gallery until 30 May.
On 22 April at 7 pm, Deborah Fausch and Alexandra Schwartz talk about perceptions of the everyday in a conversation titled Ruscha, Venturi Scott Brown and Everyday Life. Deborah Fausch is assistant professor of art history at University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research has focused on Venturi Scott Brown and everyday life. Alexandra Schwartz is Assistant Curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and edited Leave Any Information at the Signal – Writings, Interviews, Bits, Pages by Ed Ruscha.
On 29 April at 6 pm, CCA presents Ed Ruscha’s two films: Premium and Miracle. His first film, Premium is based on his 1969 book Crackers and stars artist Larry Bell and model Leon Bing (USA, 1971, 24 min.) Miracle is the story of a curious day in the life of an auto mechanic with artist Jim Ganzer and actor Michelle Phillips (USA, 1975, 28 min.) These films are presented in their original 16mm format.
For those events, as for all the CCA Thursday evening events, admission is free but seating is limited.
Visitors can also participate in a Gallery talk on Saturday 8 May at 2 pm titled Every Building on the Sunset Strip vs Learning from Las Vegas.
The exhibition Learning from… Ruscha and Venturi Scott Brown, 1962-1977 shows the relationship between the seminal illustrated books of artist Ed Ruscha and architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown about the architecture and urbanism of the everyday in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
The Canadian Centre for Architecture is an international research centre and museum founded on the conviction that architecture is a public concern. Based on its extensive collections, CCA is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on the art of architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today