Same old, same old: An Exhibition by Blue Firth
2 February – 26 May 2013
I commissioned the artist, Blue Firth, to create a site-specific installation to explore the ways architecture informs and distorts our understanding of space, myth and history. Challenging preconceptions about architecture and how we respond to it, the exhibition was covered in a major feature in The Architects’ Journal.
Nicholas Hawksmoor: Architect of the Imagination
4 February – 17 June 2012
Marking the 350th anniversary of Hawksmoor’s birth, this innovative exhibition explored how his architecture continues to inspire and provoke the imagination. As part of the exhibition, I commissioned film interviews with the architect Ptolemy Dean, novelist Philip Pullman and poet Iain Sinclair, for which I acted as interviewer and co-director. The exhibition was covered on the BBC Culture Show and was reviewed or featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Times, TimeOut, The Telegraph Online, Icon, The Architects’ Journal, and The Architectural Review.
Re-creating Tatlin's Tower
23 September 2011 – 29 January 2012
I co-curated this exhibition that explored the genesis of Vladimir Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International, one of the greatest unbuilt projects of architectural history. The exhibition took place alongside the exhibition, Building the Revolution: Soviet Art and Architecture 1915–1935 and a (re)-creation of Tatlin’s tower in the RA’s Annenberg Courtyard.