Installations by Architects at the Cambridge Galleries Design at Riverside

This exhibition at the Cambridge Galleries Design at Riverside runs from June 9 to August 6, 2011, and the opening reception takes place on Thursday, June 9 at 6:30pm with remarks at 7:00pm.

Installations by Architects features a collection of the most significant projects from the last 25 years by today’s most exciting architects. Projects are grouped under the themes of tectonics, body, nature, memory, and public space. Architectural installations that invite the public to touch, enter, and experience the work, whether it is in a gallery, on city streets, or in the landscape. These temporary artworks aspire to alter viewers’ experiences of the environment and engage them around issues in the built environment, expanding the ways that architecture can participate in and impact people’s everyday lives.

Curated by Sarah Bonnemaison and Ronit Eisenbach, the exhibition aims to sharpen our understanding of the built environment. The exhibition presents printed banners and film projection rather than photographs, drawings or architectural models. Installations by Architects features the work of Atelier in Situ, Philip Beesley, Dan Hoffman, Dilller + Scofidio, Marianne Lund, John Hejduk, James Cathcart, Frank Fantauzzi + Terence van Eslander, Lab(au), Richard Kroeker, Périphériques Architects and more.

As a companion to the exhibition, the book Installations by Architects (Princeton Architectural Press, 2009) includes interviews with the project architects and discussions by critics and theorists, and will be available for sale at the Cambridge Galleries.

 A lecture an book signing by Sarah Bonnemaison will take place on Thursday, July 14 at 6:30pm at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture’s main lecture theatre in Cambridge, Ontario. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome.

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