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2023-04-28 18:30:002023-04-28 20:00:00America/New_YorkExperimental: Recent Work by Studio Zhu PeiDuring this evening event, Zhu Pei will present recent work by Beijing-based Studio Zhu Pei, including the Imperial Kiln Museum, the Majiayao Ruins Museum Observatory, and the Zibo Art Center. The featured projects will guide attendees through an overview of the studio’s philosophy and material propositions, explaining how this philosophy is translated across different tectonic terrains with material integrity. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Martino Stierli, MoMA's
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Pl. New York NY 10012
Apr 28, 2023
Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum by Zhu Pei. Photo: Schranimage.
4/28/23, 6:30pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
During this evening event, Zhu Pei will present recent work by Beijing-based Studio Zhu Pei, including the Imperial Kiln Museum, the Majiayao Ruins Museum Observatory, and the Zibo Art Center. The featured projects will guide attendees through an overview of the studio’s philosophy and material propositions, explaining how this philosophy is translated across different tectonic terrains with material integrity. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Martino Stierli, MoMA's Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, on the significance of the architectural and tectonic experiments presented. Copies of the book Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum (The Images Publishing Group, 2023) will be available for sale after the event.
Speaker: Zhu Pei, Founder, Studio Zhu Pei
Moderator: Martino Stierli, Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art
About the Speakers: Zhu Pei founded Studio Zhu Pei in Beijing in 2005 and has produced an extraordinary corpus of cultural works that have made him one of the leading architectural figures of his generation. Marked by his American experience, which includes teaching at Harvard and Columbia Universities as a visiting professor, he is the current dean of the School of Architecture at Central Academy of Fine Arts and a visiting professor at Yale University. He has also served as a member of the jury for the Mies van der Rohe Award. His works have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Venice Biennale, GA Gallery, Centre Pompidou, Victoria and Albert Museum, Kassel, Dresden State Art Museum, Sao Paulo Art Biennial, Aedes, Harvard University, and Rome MAXXI Museum, amongst others. Recent works include the Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum, Shou County Culture and Art Center, Yangliping Performing Arts Center, OCT Art Center, 798CUBE Art Museum, Zijing International Conference Camp, Minsheng Museum of Modern Art, 798 Pace Art Museum, and Majiayao Ruins Museum & Observatory.
Martino Stierli is the Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, a role he assumed in March 2015. Stierli oversees the wide-ranging program of special exhibitions, installations, and acquisitions of the Department of Architecture and Design. He is the author of Montage and the Metropolis: Architecture, Modernity and the Representation of Space (Yale University Press, 2018) and Las Vegas in the Rearview Mirror: The City in Theory, Photography, and Film (Getty Research Institute, 2013). He has organized and co-curated exhibitions on a variety of topics, including the international traveling exhibition Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown and The Architecture of Hedonism: Three Villas in the Island of Capri, which was included in the 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2014. At MoMA, he has curated the exhibitions Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980 (with Vladimir Kulic ́), Renew, Reuse, Recycle: Recent Architecture from China (with Evangelos Kotsioris), and The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947-1985 (with Anoma Pieris and Sean Anderson) and Architecture Now: New York, New Publics (with Evangelos Kotsioris). Stierli also oversaw the installation of the new Architecture and Design collection galleries in the expanded MoMA, which opened in October 2019, and curated numerous collection installations.
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