REJECTED: Architectural drawings and their stories, opening night at TEAM B
Exhibition Opening: December 15th (6pm - 9pm)
Exhibition Closing / Panel Discussion: Friday the 13th (January 2017), (6pm - 9pm)
From the TEAM B website:
"Rejected aims to bring together a collection of rare architectural drawings in a variety of representation techniques that share a collective fate: the bitter taste of rejection.
In 1863, the Salon des Refusés presented a collection of artwork that was rejected by the jury of the Paris Salon. This landmark exhibition highlighted the need for alternative “unofficial” exhibitions to prevent highly conservative academic bodies from dominating both aesthetics and public taste in art. The show paved the way for newly emerging forms of avant-garde art—namely Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Expressionism.
One century later in Chicago, a similar attitude about architecture arose. Stanley Tigerman’s counter-show to 100 Years of Architecture in Chicago (an exhibition heavily immersed in Miesian aesthetics) demanded that architecture not to be reduced to a singular idea of expression. Tigerman captured a vision of the city's architectural heritage that was richly post-modern and eclectic.
Today, architects encounter rejection on a variety of levels: juries, regulatory agencies, bosses, peers, or even broader collective groups of society might dismiss an idea as inadequate, inappropriate, or not to one's taste.
Whatever the story may be, we ask our friends and colleagues to roll up their sleeves and dig deep into their trash bins or retrieve a forgotten file from the depths of their external hard drives in an effort to revisit bad ideas, partial thoughts, and counterintuitive strategies."
List of Participants:
Denise Scott Brown, VSBA Moon Hoon, Moonhoon 문훈발전소 Michael Young + Kutan Ayata, Young & Ayata Andrew Kovacs, Archive Of Affinities Martin Summers, PLUS-SUM Studio Charles Holland, Ordinary Architecture Clark Thenhaus, Endemic Mikey Love + Antonio Torres, The Bittertang Farm Stewart Hicks + Allison Newmeyer, Design W/ Company Kelly Bair, Central Standard Office Of Design Jennifer Bonner, MALL Michael Mcinturf, Michael Mcinturf Architects Molly Hunker + Greg Corso, SPORTS Collaborative Adam Marcus, Variable Projects Andrew Santa Lucia, Office Andorus Aaron Forrest + Yasmin Vobis, Ultramoderne Alvin Huang, Synthesis Design + Architecture Eric Lawler, Bureau Spectacular Alex Maymind, UCLA Michael Abrahamson, University Of Michigan Sean Cottengim, University of Cincinnati Aaron Tobey, Studio AMD + RISD Hannah Dewhirst + Ingrid Schmidt, SUBSTUDIO Ryan Scavnicky, SCI-Arc David Ramis, US-US Jimenez Lai, Bureau Spectacular Adam Nathaniel Furman, Madam Studio Kyle May, KMA Frank Gossage, SOM Ania Jaworska, University of Illinois at Chicago Matt Shaw, Mockitecture Erik Herrmann, University Of Michigan Vincent Sansalone + Whitney Hamaker, DPMT7 Cyrus Penarroyo, University Of Michigan Matt Messner, UW-Milwaukee Andrew Atwood, First Office