An Organized System of Instructions / Martin Beck
Martin Beck’s 2014-2016 exhibition, Program, at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts comprised a sequence of interventions, installations, events, and displays that drew on the exhibition histories and academic pursuits of the famed 1963 Le Corbusier building at Harvard University.
This illustrated hardcover publication explains Beck's explorative strategies—or “episodes,” alongside essays by Keller Easterling (scholar and professor of architecture, Princeton University), James Goggin (art director, graphic designer and professor, RISD), Alex Kitnick (art historian and critic, NY), James Voorhies (past Carpenter Center director and current dean of fine arts, CCA), on physical infrastructure, communication strategies, curricular principles, visitor tallies, building usage and welcome rituals in this critical reflection on the activities the Carpenter Center used to create an exhibition of education in both its pedagogical framework and public outreach. From its physical infrastructure to its communication strategies, from its foundational curricular principles to visitor tallies, from building usage to welcome rituals, Program examined institutional behaviors that collectively form institutional identity and integrate audiences into a cohesive program of public address.
Edited by James Voorhies
Designed by James Goggin, Practice
Published by Sternberg Press and Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 2017
Hardcover, 208 pages, color and b&w images, 8 × 10.25 inches