21 January, in 8.44 / Out 8.16
10 April – 8 May 2017, Princeton University School of Architecture
21 January 2017, In 08:44 Out 20:16 was curated by Elizabeth Diller and Tina di Carlo and designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
30,000 sheets of paper, eleven hours and thirty two minutes, a collector, a curator, an architect, and her associate, this exhibition is the product of a day spent with the Drawing Matter Collection. The curators convened in the archive on 21 January 2017 and between 8:44 am and 8:16 pm embarked upon what could be considered a delirious dérive, with no preconceptions, no rules, and no clear objectives except to make a selection of drawings before the fading of natural light at sunset and dinnertime.
They began with the drawings themselves, led as much visually and historically, as through chance encounters provoked through the alphabetical system of the plan chests. Thematics, categories, sets of relations, bodies of work and key drawings began to emerge. The process was intuitive and grew out of the impromptu logic of the day, in which they detected patterns, consistencies, juxtapositions, and attributes of drawing that crossed historical periods around which to assemble the selection.
The 186 drawings retrieved from the collection were presented at the Princeton University School of Architecture as first lines of inquiry that begin with the immediacy of the drawing itself, to provoke discourse, a deeper look and further investigation. The exhibition included works by Asplund, Aureli, Boshier, Constant, Corbusier, Dali, Debord, Finsterlin, Fuller, Jungmann, La Pietra, Lautner, Maerkli, Mies, Percier, Poelzig, Price, Rossi, Sangallo, Schinkel, Sironi, Siza, Stirling, Superstudio, Webb, and van Hee, among others.
In 08:44 / Out 20:16 was the inaugural exhibition of Drawing Matter in the United States and the first exhibition that Elizabeth Diller (Founding Partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture) curated for the School.