to 66º Architecture
in Canada: Region, Culture, Tectonics
CANADA'S EXHIBITION AT THE 2008
VENICE BIENNALE OF ARCHITECTURE RETURNS HOME
- August 22, 2009
Opening reception: Thursday, June
18, 6:30 pm
Lecture by the Curators John McMinn and
Marco Polo: Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 7:00 pm featuring the
Canadian and other international exhibits of the Biennale and the City
of Venice, Italy
Cambridge Galleries celebrates the return
to Canada of 41º
to 66º Architecture in Canada: Region, Culture, Tectonics from the 2008 Venice Biennale (September 14-November
23, 2008) with this display of selected projects from the exhibition
and a lecture by the curators on their Venice experiences. 41º
to 66º was originally created
under the auspices of Cambridge Galleries, who served as the official
Canadian Commissioner at the 2008 Venice Biennale.
to 66º features contemporary
Canadian architecture from coast to coast and north to the Arctic Circle.
The exhibition reflects the architecture of six distinct geographic
regions in Canada-- the Arctic, West Coast, Mountain, Prairie, Continental
and Atlantic-and explores the intersection of sustainable architecture
with local culture and geography, rural vernacular building practices
and indigenous cultural traditions.
to 66º is co-curated by architecture
professors John McMinn and Marco Polo and features 36 architectural
projects by 27 architectural firms from Halifax in the east to Vancouver
in the West and Yellowknife in the far north.
Steve Mykolyn of TAXI Canada collaborated
on the exhibition design, graphic communications and promotion for the
exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Laurie Plater of Bhandari &
Plater, designer of the exhibition catalogue, has collaborated on the
exhibition design for the return engagement in Cambridge.
to 66º Architecture in Canada: Region, Culture, Tectonics
was successfully realized at the Venice Biennale
through the generous support of Aeroplan, Musagetes Café, Christie
Digital, TAXI Canada, Veer, Blackwell Bowick Partnership, the Canada
Council for the Arts, Department of Foreign Affairs and International
Trade Canada (DFAIT), The City of Cambridge, Ryerson University, University
of Waterloo Faculty of Engineering, and the Ontario Arts Council.
to 66º Exhibitors
AEdifica ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
(Montreal) architectsAlliance (Toronto) Atelier Big City (Montreal) Marc Boutin Architect (Calgary) Bregman + Hamann Architects
(Toronto) Busby Perkins + Will (Vanocouver) Linda Chapman Architect (Ottawa) Croft Pelletier architectes (Quebec
City) Diamond and Schmitt Architects (Toronto) Arthur Erikson Architectural Corp (Vancouver) Farrow Partnership
Architects (Toronto) Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden (Vancouver) Hughes Condon Marler Architects (Vancouver) Kobayashi + Zedda
Architects (Whitehorse) Richard Kroeker (Halifax) Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg (Toronto) Piskwepaq Design Inc.
(Halifax) MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects (Halifax) Manasc Isaac Architects (Edmonton) Marshall Tittemore Architects
(Calgary) Patkau Architects (Vancouver) Pin/Taylor Architects (Yellowknife) Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
(Toronto) Christopher Simmonds Architect (Ottawa) Stantec Architecture (Vancouver) Smith Carter Architects &
Engineers(Winnipeg) Syverson Monteyne Architecture (Winnipeg)
Galleries are supported by the membership, the City of Cambridge, the
Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.
K. Jennifer Bedford