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From the Vault: Contemporary Voices on the Architecture and Design Collection at MoMA - Wed. March 16, 6-8 pm

on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 14:13

Hear James Wines speak on the work of the great architect & artist Frederick Kiesler.

From the Vault presents James Wines, Principal, SITE, in conversation with Matt Shaw, Senior Editor, The Architect's Newspaper, and Martino Stierli, Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA.

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 MoMA Library. Please use the entrance at the Cullman Education and Research Building, at 4 West 54th Street.
RSVP to : Space is limited, RSVP is required

Image: Frederick Kiesler, Interior view of the Endless House model. 1958. Architecture & Design Study Center, photograph by George Barrows