Film Screening | The Making of an Avant-garde: IAUS 1967-1984
Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 7 - 10pm
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THE MAKING OF AN AVANT GARDE
The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies 1967-1984
A public screening of the film will be held in The Great Hall of The Cooper Union on Wednesday 13 November at 7pm.
The screening is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and others moderated by Anthony Vidler, former Dean of the school and a former Fellow of the IAUS.
This event is co-sponsored by the Architectural League of New York.
About the film:
The Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, founded in 1967 with close ties to The Museum of Modern Art, made New York the global center for architectural debate and redefined architectural discourse in the United States. A place of immense energy and effervescence, its founders and participants were young and hardly known at the time but would ultimately shape architectural practice and theory for decades. Agrest's film documents and explores the Institute's fertile beginnings and enduring significance as a locus for the avant-garde. The film features Mark Wigley, Peter Eisenman, Diana Agrest, Charles Gwathmey, Mario Gandelsonas, Richard Meier, Kenneth Frampton, Barbara Jakobson, Frank Gehry, Anthony Vidler, Deborah Berke, Rem Koolhaas, Stan Allen, Suzanne Stephens, Bernard Tschumi, Joan Ockman, among others.
Download a pdf of the announcement here.
View the trailer here.
Located in The Great Hall, in the Foundation Building, 7 East 7th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues