Art Loves Architecture: David Adjaye 12/6/08

Art Loves Architecture: David Adjaye
Saturday, December 6, 2008
9 p.m.
A conversation between architect David Adjaye and artists Matthew Ritchie and Teresita Fernandez about art and architecture, moderated by Aaron Betsky, Director, Cincinnati Art Museum,
The Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Invitation cards available at VIP and Information Desks.
Limited seating. Door opens 8.30 p.m.
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This year’s Art Loves Architecture features British architect David Adjaye, who started his internationally respected practice Adjaye Architects in London in 1994. He has collaborated with artists such as Chris Ofili at the Venice Biennale in 2003 and Olafur Eliasson at the Venice Biennale in 2005, and has, among many other projects, completed the Nobel Peace Center, Oslo, in 2005 and the Museum for Contemporary Art, Denver, in 2007. Art Loves Architecture will be a conversation moderated by Aaron Betsky, curator of the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale, featuring Adjaye with artists Matthew Richie and Teresita Fernandez, who in their work both cross the borders of art and architecture. Richie’s vast installations blur art and architecture, like “The Morning Line” at the 3rd Seville Biennale in 2008, which was developed together with architects Aranda\Lasch and Arup AGU. Artist Teresita Fernandez treats art and architecture as collaborative fields and has engaged in cooperations with architects on various projects. The panel will discuss the roles, responsibilities and authorship in the collaborations that all three of them are undertaking and explore how the ideas of art and architecture converge, what architects and artists can learn from each other, and what kind of practice could potentially emerge from this blurring of previously demarcated practices.