Art / Architecture
The theme designated for the Program in Media and Modernity for the academic year 2006-07 was Art/Architecture, with the core seminar, MOD 500, was taught by Stan Allen and Hal Foster. The seminar explored topics of mutual interest to architects and artists over the last 100 years - sites where they have interacted productively and/or conflicted tellingly. Among the concerns are new artistic languages (e.g., Cubism and de Stijl) and their impact on architecture, and new artistic procedures (e.g. Constructivism and Surrealism) and their intersection with architecture. The seminar examined the ubiquity of design in art and architecture; the impact of various mass media; critiques of representation; applications of structuralism; variants of minimalism; and art and architecture's shared critical and theoretical literature.
The Program in Media and Modernity continued with projects from last year's designated theme of the little magazines, polemical books, films and exhibitions of the 1960s and 70s. Events included "Clip, Stamp, Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines, 196x to 197x," an exhibition running at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in NYC from November 14, 2006 to January 31, 2007, a series of talks at Storefront titled Little Magazines/Small Talks and a conference titled "Little Magazines Then & Now" hold at Princeton University on February 23-24, 2007.