click image for larger viewTonight, Thursday, October 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 there will be an opening reception for the Graham Foundation's new exhibition, Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, which runs at the Graham's Madlener House home, 4 West Burton Place, through February 19, 2011.
The exhibition looks back at the 1968 investigation of Las Vegas by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, Steven Izenour and students from Yale . . .
Their fresh way of looking at the city: the influence of popular culture, advertising, film and the experience of the built environment from a moving automobile extended the categories of the ordinary, the ugly, and the social into architecture. Their use of photography and film as a research methodology became as revolutionary as their findings, which were published in the legendary 1972 book, Learning from Las Vegas. Offering great insight into the creation of this groundbreaking publication, the exhibition . . . curated by Hilar Stadler and Martino Stierli in collaboration with artist Peter Fischli, presents original research materials from the archives of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, Inc.Next Monday, November 1st at 6:00 p.m., co-curator Martino Stierli will give a talk, Las Vegas, Film, and the Mobilized Gaze. The event is free, but reservations are required. RSVP here.
Information on the exhibition, Thursday's reception and RSVP here.