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Beyond the Super Square: The Architecture Challenge!

6:00 p.m.

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Beyond the Super Square: On the Corner of Art & Architecture is a three-day conference designed to draw attention to an important historical period of modernist architectural production in Latin America and the Caribbean that, 40 years later, continues to resonate among many contemporary artists.

Opening on October 28, the conference contextualizes the impact of modernist architecture throughout these regions through a series of panels and presentations by scholars, urban planners, students, and contemporary artists, and strives to enrich the dialogue on Latin American architectural tradition, a topic rarely discussed in the United States.

In lieu of a traditional opening night lecture, Eva Franch i Gilabert, director of Storefront for Art and Architecture, and artist Terence Gower inaugurates the conference with the first ever Architecture Challenge. They will be putting the conference participants to test and quizzing them on the most obscure architectural facts. This evening of game and celebration is conceived by artist Pedro Reyes and organized by the Bronx Museum of the Arts in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

Introduction:

  • Holly Block, executive director, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York City

Moderators:

  • Eva Franch i Gilabert, director, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City
  • Terence Gower, artist, New York City
  • Pedro Reyes, artist, Mexico City

Contestants:

  • Carlos Brillembourg, principal, Carlos Brillembourg Architects, New York City
  • José Castillo, principal, arq911sc, Mexico City
  • Felipe Correa, co-founder, Somatic Collaborative, New York City
  • Ana Maria Duran, co-principal, Estudio A0, Quito
  • Belmont “Monty” Freeman, principal, Belmont Freeman Architects, New York City
  • Alejandro Hernández Gálvez, architect, Mexico City
  • Javier de Jesús Martínez, associate dean, Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce
  • Ligia Nobre, independent curator, Sao Paulo
  • Jorge Pardo, artist, Los Angeles

Reception: 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Lang Cafeteria


image credit:  "Empossamento #8," Mauro Restiffe. Gelatin silver print. Courtesy the artist.

Location:

Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street

Admission:
Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served




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