David Hartt, assistant professor of fine arts, is among the five inaugural fellows as part of the new Graham Foundation program. The fellowship provides monetary support for the development and production of new and challenging works and the opportunity to present projects in an exhibition at the Foundation’s Madlener House galleries in Chicago.
Mr. Hartt piloted the new program with his new body of work in the forest, which premiered at the Graham in the fall of 2017. The multi-part installation in the forest continues his investigation into the relationship between ideology, architecture and the environment by revisiting architect Moshe Safdie’s unfinished 1968 Habitat Puerto Rico project. Commissioned for the Graham Foundation, in the forest will travel to the Oakville Galleries, Ontario, in the fall of 2018.
The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts fosters the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society. The 2018 Fellows will continue this tradition of exploring new perspectives on spatial practices and design culture.