Book Launch | “Futures of the Architectural Exhibition”

Book Launch | Futures of the Architectural Exhibition

Editors Reto Geiser and Michael Kubo visit the MFA Shop to introduce their new publication, Futures of the Architectural Exhibition. Geiser is an associate professor at Rice University, and Kubo is an assistant professor at the University of Houston.

Over the last 50 years, exhibitions have proven to be a vital medium for architectural discourse, serving as platforms through which institutions and audiences have attended to architecture’s social, cultural, political, and environmental responsibilities. Futures of the Architectural Exhibition: Mario Ballesteros, Giovanna Borasi, Ann Lui, Ana Miljački, Zoë Ryan, Martino Stierli, Shirley Surya in Conversation with Students investigates the ways in which contemporary curators have approached questions of display in exhibitions and in the stewardship of diverse institutional platforms for the representation of architecture and design.

The seven curatorial positions highlighted in this book reflect specific challenges of operating within distinct institutional and noninstitutional settings and their differing frameworks for research, display, and engagement with both public and professional audiences. Reflecting shifts in contemporary curatorial thinking in response to a changing present, these dialogues suggest pathways toward multiple possible futures for the architectural exhibition.

Plan Your Visit
The MFA Shop is located on the street level of the Beck Building. Admission is free. Capacity is limited. On Fridays, the Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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