GRIGELY, Joseph . . . in conversation with Hans Ulrich OBRIST and Zak KYES

Exhibition Prosthetics

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Date: Wednesday 18 February 2009
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Running time: 81 mins
'Exhibition Prosthetics' is a term used to describe a loosely ordered array of exhibition conventions. These conventions include labels, titles, checklists, exhibition announcements, press releases, and catalogues; and in some instances, exhibition publications that manifest themselves outside the physical space of the gallery. In this respect, moving closer to the artwork involves moving away from the artwork to look closer at fringes and margins and representations, and ask what seems to be a very fundamental question: to what extent are these various exhibition conventions actually part of the art and not merely an extension of it? How might it be that 'art' is subsumed by the various representations that we make for it? This talk will focus on situations in which the representations are art not merely re-presentations of art. Artist Joseph Grigely's lecture 'Exhibition Prosthetics' is the first in the Excursus lecture and publication series initiated by Bedford Press, a small-scale private press and publisher operating under the auspices of the Architectural Association.


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THE AA RECEIVES THE POWER TO AWARD ITS OWN DEGREES

The Architectural Association receives Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Architectural Association (AA), the oldest independent school of architecture in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the power to award its own degrees. As of 1 October 2019, the AA has the right to establish new academic programmes and degree awards and is working to create some of the world’s most pioneering courses in architecture to shape and build the future.

Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) give UK higher education institutions the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Prospective students worldwide can apply to the AA Foundation Course (Foundation Certificate), Experimental Programme BA(Hons), Diploma Programme (MArch), and nine taught postgraduate programmes encompassing History and Critical Thinking in Architecture (MA), Projective Cities (Taught MPhil) and Sustainable Environmental Design (MSc/MArch), amongst others.

AA Director, Eva Franch said, ‘since our founding in 1847 we have never ceased to create new horizons, institutionally and academically. This is a significant milestone for the AA and demonstrates how we have grown and progressed as an institution that has always valued independence. Receiving TDAP marks a new era for our institution; these are exciting times for the AA. The process has required considerable work from all members of staff and students. I would like to take this opportunity to credit them for this major achievement’.

President of the AA Council, Victoria Thornton added, ‘the TDAP process has recognised our strong governance, academic standards, scholarship and teaching as well as the environment supporting the delivery of taught higher education programmes’.

The School’s application for Taught Degree Awarding Powers was supported by the Architects Registration Board, the Royal Institute of British Architects and The Open University.

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