Artists Space

Architecture: Sequences

January 17 – February 28, 1981

Organized by Bernard Tschumi

Architecture: SEQUENCES presents the work of five young architects: PHILIPPE GUERRIER, JENNY LOWE, LORNA MONEUR, DEBORAH OLIVER and PETER WILSON. Each architect will show original interpretations of architectural sequences in the form of drawings, etchings, photographs, models, or books. These sequences correspond to underlying currents of new architectural sensibilities, distinct from the pragmatic constraints that often limit the art of building.

Original means of representing architectural images, metaphors and space will confront the viewer at Artists Space. PHILIPPE GUERRIER exhibits polemical re-arrangements of columns, gables, stairs and other architectural elements in the form of small books and photographs. JENNY LOWE's delicate etchings invent a London home and its rituals of inhabitation. LORNA MONEUR, a recent graduate of Cooper Union in New York City, presents a highly original reinterpretation of Central Park in the form of three dimensional models. DEBORAH OLIVER's Princeton Project drawings suggest a sequence of frames from the past and present. PETER WILSON's romantic drawings of an enigmatic Irish house announce a remarkable sequence of autobiographical spaces. This piece was recently shown at the Venice Biennale.

Architecture: SEQUENCES is curated by Bernard Tschumi. In 1978 Tschumi showed his Architectural Manifestoes at Artists Space. His theoretical writings and drawings have appeared in Artform, Oppositions, A&V and Architectural Design.

Programming at Artists Space is partially supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.