Lumber: the allure and the aesthetics of construction - Ian Jehle, Mario Ego-Aguirre

Ian Jehle ( Canada ), Mario Ego-Aguirre

Ian Jehle curated an exhibition titled: Lumber: the allure and the aesthetics of construction. The exhibition focused on artistic practices that utilize the language and aesthetics of construction in ways that speak to the strange allure that buildings under construction have over us. Themes in the exhibition included: construction as language, construction as story, and construction as the embodiment of our social and political worldview.  The exhibition was accompanied by a catalog essay about the larger philosophical and social themes that underlie how we experience “new” and “renovated” buildings including the meanings of concepts such as: improvement, community, and personal well-being.