Speed Limits at the Canadian Centre for Architecture

This new exhibition addresses the pivotal role played by speed in modern life: from art to architecture and urbanism to graphics and design to economics to the material culture of the eras of industry and information. It will mark the centenary of the foundation of the Italian Futurist movement, whose inaugural manifesto famously proclaimed “that the world’s magnificence has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed.”


The exhibition takes place in the CCA’s main galleries, and runs from May 20 to October 12, 2009. Speed Limits is curated by Jeffrey T. Schnapp of the Stanford Humanities Lab, and is presented in collaboration with the Wolfsonian-Florida International University, Miami Beach.


The opening takes place on Tuesday, May 19 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, followed by the post-vernissage from 8:00pm to 11:00pm.


A gallery talk about the exhibition will be given by curator Jeffrey T. Schnapp and exhibition designer Michael Maltzan on Thursday, May 21 at 7:00pm.

For more information, please visit www.cca.qc.ca/pages/Niveau3.asp?page=speed&lang=eng