RYERSON SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURAL SCIENCE TRANS ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION
King presented an exhibition at Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science featuring his extensive work and research over the past 20 years. The exhibition was presented between September and October of 2014 and was highlighted by public lectures Sept. 23 in Reykjavik and Oct. 9 at Ryerson. TRANS ARCHITECTURE looked at the fluidity of contemporary critical practice by exploring the breadth of King’s research initiatives. The exhibition examines the intersection of several modes of architectural investigation: large practice, speculative design laboratory, academic research streams, criticism and critical art practice. These modes of investigation are linked through King’s preoccupation with minimalist, formal and tectonic strategies, cinematic perception, movement and abstraction. TRANS ARCHITECTURE consisted of a series of experiments in and around this position, including an in situ installation acting on the gallery space framing 30 models and objects, 200 drawings, and 1,500 fragments arranged into seven commissioned works. King’s research gleaned from the Canada Council of the Arts Prix de Rome forms the armature of the exhibition.