Arrivals features gifts to the collection received in honour of Phyllis Lambert’s eightieth birthday. It includes original prints by acclaimed photographers and artists experimenting with the language of photography: Dieter Appelt, Robert Burley, Edward Burtynsky, Giovanni Chiaramonte, Thomas Florschuetz, John Gossage, Guido Guidi, Gordon Matta-Clark (donated by Jane Crawford), Alain Paiement, and Irene Whittome. Also on view are drawings and sketches by architects and designers such as Richard Henriquez, Philippe Lupien, and Jacques Rousseau, as well as an extraordinary drawing of 1659 donated by the Honourable Serge Joyal, PC, OC, representing a counter-project to Bernini’s oval collonade in front of Saint Peter’s in Rome. Books donated include a publication of personal architectural sketchbooks by Japanese architect Tadao Ando. Adding to the CCA’s extensive international holdings of archives, works, and documents, the gifts received in 2007 bring new depth to the Collection.

Arrivals follows the exhibition Happy Birthday (2007), which celebrated the character and vision of Phyllis Lambert through a selection of unique and unexpected objects from the CCA Collection. The two exhibitions bracket what has been an exceptional year for the CCA’s Founding Director, marked by numerous distinctions and prizes recognizing her contributions in the realms of architecture, conservation of built heritage, and philanthropy.

Curator: Robert Desaulniers, CCA.
Graphic design: House9 Design, Montreal.


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