74 Things presents the recent work of San Francisco based architectural office NEMESTUDIO. There are seventy-four things in this exhibition: thirty-three drawings, fourteen podiums, eight models, six videos, two backdrops, two photoshoot lights, two dollies, one ladder, one water-bottle, and five headphones. The drawings are presented through a backdrop; the models are in a photoshoot; and the exhibition itself is a construction site.
Through its flipping of the foreground and the background in its presentation, 74 Things is a space of architecture’s own making, assembly, and unmaking. On the one hand, it disassembles the making of architecture and reassembles it as a staged event. On the other, while exhausting specific procedures of architectural work and labor, it presents architecture somewhere in between representation and construction.
About the Team
NEMESTUDIO exhibition design team: Neyran Turan, Michelle Deng, Ian Erickson, Ryan Shin.
Knowlton installation team: Sandhya Kochar (Gallery Chair), Sangyuhn Suh (Gallery Assistant), Nour Al-Qarra, Yossi Schuck.
Neyran Turan is an Assistant Professor at the University of California-Berkeley and a partner at NEMESTUDIO, an architectural office that has been recognized with several awards, most recently the 2016 Architectural League New York Prize for Young Architects, multiple citations at the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 The Architects’ Newspaper Best of Design Awards, a Notable Award at the Core 77 Design Awards 2017, an ACSA Faculty Design Award, and multiple Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts awards. NEMESTUDIO’s work, ranging from installations to buildings and landscapes, has been widely published and exhibited internationally at the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Storefront Art and Architecture Gallery, Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Aedes Architecture Forum Gallery in Berlin, Betts Project in London, and Istanbul Design Biennial, among other venues. Turan’s authored book titled Architecture as Measure, which has been awarded a Graham Foundation grant will be released by ACTAR Publishers in Spring 2020. Turan has recently been selected to curate the Pavilion of Turkey in the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Exhibition on view January 6, 2020 — February 6, 2020.