Lecture series by Anna Bronovitskaya. Architects of the Turn of the Millennium

Date
22 Nov 202111 Apr 2022
Schedule
19:30–21:00
Place
Garage Auditorium
Lecture series by Anna Bronovitskaya. Architects of the Turn of the MillenniumLecture series by Anna Bronovitskaya. Architects of the Turn of the Millennium

DESCRIPTION

 

Architectural historian Anna Bronovitskaya’s new lecture series will focus on architects whose careers culminated in the late twentieth, early twenty-first centuries. Each lecture centers around the creative path of the cycle’s protagonists as well as their most significant projects.

 

ABOUT THE LECTURER

Anna Bronovitskaya is an architectural historian, director of research at Moscow’s Institute of Modernism. Author of multiple publications on twentieth-century architecture.

Together with Nikolai Malinin and photographer Yuri Palmin, Anna is working on a series of guidebooks on Soviet modernist architecture. Following the release of the books on the architecture of Moscow and Alma-ata of 1955–1991, in 2021 Garage will publish the third guidebook in the series, Leningrad: Soviet Modernist Architecture 1955–1991.

HOW TO TAKE PART

Free admission with advance registration.

You can only visit the Museum with a QR code and ID.

The lectures will be broadcast on Garage YouTube channel.

Schedule

Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry (b. 1929, Toronto) is best known as the author of complex curvilinear buildings, created using specially developed software. His select projects include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris, etc. He is the 1989 Pritzker Prize recipient. The lecture will expose Gehry's working method and analyze the experimentations that boosted the architect’ creative boom late in his career.

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Date
November 22, Monday
Time
19:30–21:00
Place
Garage Education Center

Renzo Piano

Born into a family of hereditary masons, Renzo Piano (b. 1937, Genoa) began exploring the design possibilities of other materials in his practice, finding unusual applications for metal and plastics. Having gained recognition for the Centre Pompidou building in Paris, designed in collaboration with Richard Rogers, Piano remains one of the most sought-after architects of museum spaces. His recent projects include the GES-2 House of Culture in Moscow.

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Date
Monday, December 6
Time
19:30–21:00
Place
Garage Auditorium

Norman Foster

The architectural firm of Norman Foster (b. 1935, Manchester), Foster + Partners, which currently employs 1,400 people, is often called a project factory, even though the factory’s products are always one-of-a-kind. Foster's high-tech buildings are erected on four continents frequently becoming international architectural highlights. In Russia, after Foster’s Project Orange and Crystal Island were abandoned in Moscow, the construction of the Russian Copper Company headquarters designed by the bureau was completed in Yekaterinburg in 2020.

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Date
Monday, December 13
Time
19:30–21:00
Place
Garage Auditorium

Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas (b. 1944, Rotterdam) is a journalist-turned-architect, equally renowned for his theoretical papers and original building designs. His unorthodox approach to heritage preservation, which Koolhaas presented at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, was embodied, among other projects, in the reconstruction of the modernist building of the Four Seasons restaurant in Gorky Park, which turned into Garage Museum of Contemporary Art’s main exhibition venue.

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Date
Monday, January 31, 2022
Time
19:30–21:00
Place
Garage Auditorium

Daniel Libeskind

Representing the expressionist direction in contemporary architecture, Daniel Libeskind (b. 1946, Łódź) creates emotionally charged spaces that form a sequence endowed with its own unique narrative. This approach is most strikingly evident in the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Muscovites, meanwhile, had an opportunity to experience Libeskind’s method at the New Tretyakov Gallery in summer 2021—when visiting the show Dreams of Freedom. Romanticism in Russia and Germany, the space of which was designed by Libeskind.

Date
Monday, February 7, 2022
Time
19:30–21:00
Place
Garage Auditorium

Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid (1950–2016), the most famous female architect of the twentieth century, has always emphasized that the art and architecture of the Russian avant-garde played an important role in her creative development. Her mature works, however, even though they are marked by bold spatial solutions, employ the curvilinear forms of “parametric architecture” rather than Suprematist angles. But Moscow’s Dominion Tower pays tribute to Malevich's square, deconstructed into a complex three-dimensional structure.

Date
Monday, February 14, 2022
Time
19:30–21:00
Place
Garage Auditorium

Peter Zumthor

Unlike the rest of the architects featured in this lecture series, Peter Zumthor (b. 1943, Basel) likes to work alone and does not take up purely commercial projects. He prefers to meticulous analyze materials, be it stone, brick or even canvas, and reveal textural nuances or play of light to the creation of eye-catching forms. In Russia, Zumthor designed the building of the Perm Art Gallery, which unfortunately remained incomplete.

Date
Monday, February 28, 2022
Time
19:30–21:00
Place
Garage Auditorium
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