Drawings from the private collection of Alvin Boyarsky, Chairman of the Architectural Association (AA) from 1971 to 1990, will be on display as part of Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association. Hosted by The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union from October 13 to November 25, 2015, the free, public exhibit will also feature panel discussions with Nicholas Boyarsky, Joan Ockman, Bernard Tschumi, Anthony Vidler, Michael Webb and Dean Nader Tehrani. Read more about this event and the drawings exhibited after the break.
Originally shown at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and the RISD Museum, the co-organizers of the exhibit, Drawing Ambience features drawings from the early years of now-famous architects, collected by Alvin Boyarsky during his time as chairman of the Architectural Association. Featured are works from John Hejduk (first dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture), Michael Webb, Daniel Libeskind, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi and more. The exhibit focuses not only on the roles of these drawings at a pivotal period in architectural history, but also on Alvin Boyarsky’s role in collecting them, as well as The Architecture Association and Cooper Union methodology of drawing as a form of architecture in its own right, not just a form of representation.
Boyarsky and Hejduk are both renowned for their role in the development of architectural education throughout the 1970s and 80s, and this exhibit will bring to light many of their effects on the current state of architecture. Considered one of the great centres of hand drawing along with the Cooper Union School of Architecture, the AA has long held a visual record of the transitions in architecture, both in practitioners and practice. The exhibition of these works and their emphasis on tactile and exploratory drawing will lend a renewed voice to the current resurgence of drawing, a vital link between hand and creation.
Read more about the exhibition here.
TitleDrawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association
OrganizersRISD Museum , Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
FromOctober 13, 2015 06:00 PM
UntilNovember 26, 2015 07:00 PM
VenueThe Cooper Union
AddressThe Cooper Union, 30 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003, USA