Automobile pistons, a bearing spring, boiling flasks, Oscar Niemeyer’s Beach House Project, Gaetano Pesce’s Up 5 Lounge Chair, Neri Oxman’s Imaginary Beings. What do these objects and works have in common? They are all in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Practicing architects, designers, and scholars are invited to explore MoMA’s Architecture and Design holdings and use them as a platform from which to engage their own practices. With 30,000 works, this collection is a privileged but seldom explored site for critical discussion and debate. Invited speakers work with curators to explore MoMA’s repository of modern architecture and design to present new perspectives that speak to both pressing personal questions and larger collective and social issues. Conceived in the tradition of the Artist’s Choice series, From the Vault seeks to shed light on the collection and related exhibitions to create a dynamic public discussion on architecture, urbanism, and design.
Conversations are 6:00-8:00pm at the Architecture and Design Third Floor Galleries. Please use the Film entrance at The Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building, east of the main entrance on 53 Street.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Mark Lee
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Amale Andraos
Thursday, January 14, 2016 Paula Scher
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