Drawing Ambience showcases architectural drawings from the private collection of the remarkable educationalist Alvin Boyarsky, which includes drawings from Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Bernard Tschumi.
As an architect, tutor and critic, Alvin Boyarsky (1928-1990) argued for new models in education and in design practice, which were always linked to global cultural changes. He was chairman of the Architectural Association (AA), a platform for young architects to explore the challenges of the day and define their own visual and spatial languages.
The diversity of Boyarsky’s collection, which includes drawings from figures such as Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind and Bernard Tschumi, mirrors the visionary spirit of both built and unbuilt projects. De Boyarsky’s collection includes designs and theoretical explorations that, disregarding their conceptual variations, are all the result of experimentation through drawing.
Tuesday 24 October 2017 at 8pm in the Blue Hall, deSingel (Antwerp - BE)
The exhibition opens with a public debate between two authors from the Boyarsky collection: Sir Peter Cook (UK) and Alexander Brodsky (Russia). Before the conversation starts both authors will reflect on the importance of drawing in their daily practice.
open from Wednesday to Sunday from 14.00 to 18.00 hours and at evening performances, closed Mondays, Tuesdays and holidays
admission: 5 euros
(combiticket Dom Hans van der Laan. A House for the Mind)
tickets for sale at the exhibition entrance
An insightful exhibition catalogue has been published and is for sale at the Flanders Architecture Institute:
Drawing ambience. Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association
Coorganized by the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis and the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. It is co-curated by Igor Marjanović and Jan Howard. Production of the Antwerp edition of the exhibition Flanders Architecture Institute, deSingel International Arts Campus in collaboration with KULeuven and Piet Zwart Institute, MIARD. The Antwerp edition of the exhibition has been initiated and designed by Riet Eeckhout and Arnaud Hendrickx.
All works in the exhibition are from the collection of the Alvin Boyarsky Archive, London, unless otherwise noted, made possible by the generosity of the Boyarsky family.
Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association is coorganized by the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis and the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. It is cocurated by Jan Howard, chief curator of the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design and Igor Marjanović, professor architecture at the Washington University in St. Louis and is accompanied by a fully illustrated scholarly catalog distributed by the University of Chicago Press. The exhibition is made possible by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.