Still from Inigo Manglano-Ovalle's Always After (The Glass House), 2006
Though there wont be an opening reception until April 26th (for PSU's architecture symposium Littman Gallery
. For context, PORT interviewed Ovalle extensively a few years ago detailing his particular interest in Mies van der Rohe
. Read it before the artist gives a gallery talk at the reception later this month. The video on display is Always After (The Glass House)
which is comprised of footage from the ceremonial demolition of some of Crown Hall's windows before a major renovation in 2005. Crown Hall on IIT's campus in Chicago is considered one of Mies' masterpieces.
Curated by Dr. Isabelle Loring Wallace (Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory, University of Georgia) and Nora Wendl (Assistant Professor of Architecture, Portland State University)
Here is the PR: "The exhibition Always After (The Glass House): Inigo Manglano-Ovalle presents the work of Chicago-based, MacArthur-award winning artist Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, whose technologically sophisticated sculptures and video installations engage modern architecture, while at the same time using this architecture as metaphor. In this exhibition, specially curated for Littman Gallery, two important works from Manglano-Ovalle's oeuvre will be on view: the enigmatic video Always After (The Glass House), 2006 and the large-format print, House with Four Columns, 2010."
Exhibition Dates: April 4 - May 1, 2013
Reception: Friday, April 26, 2013, 7 - 8.30 p.m.
Artist's Lecture: Friday, April 26 from 7 - 8.30 p.m. in Shattuck Hall Annex (as part of PSU's symposium: Strange Utility: Architecture Toward Other Ends taking place April 26-27th
Littman Gallery, Smith Hall, Room 250
Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway
Hours: M-F 12-4 pm
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