Thursday, 26 August 2010

of de Blacam and Meagher

Image by Alice Clancy

This week I are be mostly working on one project while most of the rest of the IAF office works on another: the Irish participation at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. This year's exhibition for the Biennale is called of de Blacam and Meagher and the exhibition creates/disseminates an archive of the work of de Blacam and Meagher - an undoubtedly influential Irish architecture practice who have been working for the past 33 years.

The entirely paper exhibition takes the form of nine thousand volumes of drawings, photographs and writings stacked on oak pallets in a small oratory in Venice. The audience is invited to leaf through the folios and take them away; the stacks will deplete as the exhibition continues through to November, and the archive will be consumed.

Part of the Biennale, this year directed by Kazuyo Sejima of SANAA and themed People meet in Architecture, you can find out more here and here, and, if you're not office-bound like me, perhaps you could go see it for yourself...