CZWG Works 68-88
Heinz RIBA Gallery, London
Date: Completed 1988
The ‘CZWG ‘68 - ‘88 exhibition at the Heinz Gallery illustrated the architectural ideas of the practice in the first 20 years of their work.
To coincide with this exhibition the major book by Blueprint ‘English Extremists: the buildings of CZWG’ was published with critical appraisals by Peter Cook, Jonathan Meades and Deyan Sudjic.
In keeping with the avant garde reputation of the practice, the exhibition format departs from a conventional display of projects.
The principal gallery contains three main sculptural elements. A carved ten foot chunk of ‘cheese,’ a metallic fusion of taxi, paint vat and pig and a craggy mountain of timber off-cuts which together are intended to convey, in abstract, some of the conceptual techniques used in the early stages of designing buildings and also to amplify ideas behind the projects illustrated.
The exhibition was sponsored by Jacobs Island Company.