January 16–March 2, 2018
59 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013
Public Transit: Canal Street 6 J Z N Q R W
Admission: Free and open to the public
Hours: Tuesday—Saturday, Noon—6PM; closed Sunday—Monday
Tuesday, January 16, 6–9PM
Stan Allen and Michael Young in Conversation
Tuesday, January 30, 6:30 pm
Jeffrey Kipnis, Jesse Reiser, and Nanako Umemoto in Conversation
Tuesday, February 6, 6:30PM
Preston Scott Cohen and Philip Parker in Conversation
Tuesday, February 13, 6:30 pm
Book Launch: On Accident, by Ed Eigen in Conversation with Reinhold Martin
Tuesday, February 27, 6:30 pm
Anyspace has opened its second year with “Drawings’ Conclusions: The Ends of the Line,” in a new pop-up gallery at 59 Franklin Street, in Tribeca. Curated by Jeffrey Kipnis, produced by Andrew Zago and Laura Bouwman, and first shown at the SCI-Arc Gallery in Los Angeles, the show assembles work by 13 architects that engages in the conceptual, technical, and sometimes personal potential of drawing during the time of architecture’s transition from hand drawing to digital representation.
The 60 drawings, made in the late 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s, are by:
Stan Allen, New York City
Andrew Atwood & Anna Neimark, Los Angeles
Preston Scott Cohen, Cambridge, MA
Greg Lynn, Los Angeles
Ben Nicholson, Chicago, IL
Philip Parker, New York City
Jesse Reiser & Nanako Umemoto, New York City
Bahram Shirdel, Tehran
Stephen Turk, Columbus, OH
Michael Young, New York City
Andrew Zago, Los Angeles
SCI-Arc sponsored the original curation and production of the exhibition. The Anyspace pop-up program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the Anyone Corporation. Additional assistance supplied by Henrybuilt and Almost Studio LLC.
“Drawings’ Conclusions” was curated by Jeffrey Kipnis and produced by Andrew Zago and Laura Bouwman. Kipnis is a professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University, where he teaches courses on architectural design and theory. His numerous essays, books, and exhibitions on theory, design, and drawing investigate issues that define contemporary architecture. Andrew Zago and Laura Bouwman, of Zago Architecture, consistently bring open-ended creative inquiry to disciplinary concerns in architecture through their practice. Zago is also a professor at SCI-Arc and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
This Future Has a Past
July 25–September 12, 2017
Margaret Helfand Gallery
Center for Architecture, New York
Tuesday, July 25, 6–8PM
“Who Was Gregory Ain?”
Conversation with Barry Bergdoll, Cynthia Davidson, Katherine Lambert, and Christiane Robbins
Thursday, September 7, 6–8PM
Anyspace launched its exhibition program on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, with “This Future Has a Past,” a look at architect Gregory Ain originally created by Katherine Lambert and Christiane Robbins for a collateral exhibition at the 15th International Venice Architecture Biennale.
“This Future Has a Past” presents a single work by the late California architect Gregory Ain – his Exhibition House for America's middle class, the second house to be built in the garden of the Museum of Modern Art, in 1950 – alongside documentation of his “un-American activities” collected during the McCarthy era. J. Edgar Hoover deemed Ain “the most dangerous architect in America.” The fate of Ain’s Exhibition House after the show closed is still unknown. Archival FBI files and MoMA press documents, a newly constructed model of the 1950 Exhibition House, and a series of lenticular images created by Lambert + Robbins call attention to this little-known bi-coastal architectural history.