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"TEN10 : ANNIVERSARY OBJECTS - Installations and Objects by Architects, Interior Architects and Industrial Designers"
2001-03-08 until 2001-04-07
University of South Australia, Art Museum
Experimental architecture and design exhibitionThe University of South Australia Art Museum launches its 2001 exhibitions program on Thursday, 8 March with the architecture and design exhibition TEN10: anniversary objects, undertaken in collaboration with the Louis Laybourne Smith
School of Architecture and Design.2001 is the tenth anniversary year of the University of South Australia and, to celebrate this, the Art Museum has invited selected graduates of the School –
architects, interior architects and industrial designers of achievement – to
reflect on their practice of the past decade by developing speculative
installations and objects. The resulting exhibition is a decidedly
forward-looking body of experimental anniversary objects, which use only
white or aluminium coloured materials for their execution.
It has been suggested that the nurturing of architectural and design creativity
is a mission of compelling community urgency, particularly in this climatically
harsh Australian state where the necessity for environmentally sensitive
development is more acutely observable than elsewhere in our country. A
project of this kind exemplifies a role which the University can usefully play
for South Australian architecture and design professionals, facilitating links
and promoting discourse on ideas in contemporary practice. And this different exhibition – curated by Rachel Hurst and Gini Lee with Erica
Green – provides South Australian audiences an opportunity to view and
experience these ideas and objects (described by Hurst, in the exceptional
catalogue, as a series of loops, dialogues and digressions between past events
and present speculations) from some of the regions most innovative and experimental
young architects and designers.
In July 2001, the Art Museum will present a second project celebrating the
achievements of the University since its establishment in 1991, and those of
its antecedent institutions. Orbit will consider the historical and
contemporary success of one of Australias foremost and oldest art schools, the
South Australian School of Art.