In celebration of the Texas debut of Making Public Buildings (opening Thursday, September 11, 2008), Artpace is pleased to bring world renowned architect David Adjaye to San Antonio. The 2007 Kenzo Tange Visiting Professor in Architecture at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, Adjaye founded London-based Adjaye/Associates in 2000, where his prestigious commissions have included the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway and Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, Colorado. With a reputation as an architect with an artist's sensibility and vision, his projects have been diverse in scale, audience and geography, and have included collaborations with artists such as Chris Ofili and Olafur Eliasson.
Artpace welcomes David Adjaye as the first speaker in its two-part fall lecture and discussion series, ArtTalks. Adjaye's ArtTalk will focus on the historical, philosophical, aesthetic, and sociological considerations of public spaces, and highlight a few of his most notable projects. In conjunction with the lecture, Artpace will host Making Public Buildings, an exhibition organized by the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK, featuring models, drawings, and film showing the evolution of ten of the architect's major buildings.
David Adjaye's lecture and exhibition at Artpace are made possible by the Linda Pace Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanitites; the Artpace National Council; and the City of San Antonio's Office of Cultural Affairs. With special thanks to the UTSA College of Architecture and AIA San Antonio.
Wednesday, September 10, 6:30 pm
UTSA Downtown Campus
501 W. Durango Blvd
Buena Vista Street Building Theater
David Adjaye: Making Public Buildings
Opening Reception and Walk Thru: Thursday, September 11, 6:30-8pm
On view through January 4, 2009
Artpace San Antonio
445 North Main Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78205-1441
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