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“Ceci ne’st pas une rêverie” Opening Reception and Lecture by Emmanuel Petit

February 2, 2012 @ 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Free Rsvp

Ceci n’est pas une rêverie (This is not a dream) is both a retrospective and a reexamination of the architectural concepts of Stanley Tigerman. Throughout the exhibition, Tigerman’s texts, sketches, cartoons, object designs, architectural drawings, and models are organized in relation to nine themes that single out certain leitmotifs of his thought since 1960: Utopia, Allegory, Humor, Death, Division, (Dis)Order, Identity, Yaleiana, and Drift. Evident in this work is Tigerman’s insistence on the transitory nature of architectural interpretations and on the spiritual and ethical value of ambivalence.

The installation spreading through all three floors of the Graham Foundation’s Madlener House builds on the playful, oneiric, and surrealist undercurrent of Tigerman’s work and underscores the abiding importance of his approach.

5PM Lecture by Emmanuel Petit: “Scaffolds of Heaven: on Tigerman”

NOTE: RSVPS for Emmanuel Petit’s Lecture are at capacity. Unused reservations will be released to members of the wait list promptly at 5PM. Please join us for the opening reception from 6-8PM.

6-8PM Opening Reception

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February 2, 2012
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Free Rsvp
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4 W Burton Place
Chicago , IL United States

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