Tuesday 13 May, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Wednesday 14 May, 9.30am – 5.30pm
The Chapel, IMMA
In association with Centre Pompidou Paris, IMMA Dublin invites you to an international symposium that examines Eileen Gray’s life, work and legacy, as arguably one of the most influential woman to practice design and architect of the modernist movement. This symposium investigates the extraordinary achievements by Gray that went unrecognised until her nineties, and focuses on the collaborations and friendships that most shaped her concepts of total design.
In anticipation of the public opening of the restored E1027 villa; acclaimed design historians, critics, architects, collectors, and some of Gray’s close working associates give in depth responses on the methods, philosophy and economics of her distinctive design style, which mark a major shift in aesthetic tastes and theoretical concerns since the 20thCentury.
Amongst the speakers taking part include:
Peter Adam (Author, Eileen Gray Her Life and Work, 2009)
Zeev Aram (Director of Aram Store London)
Renaud Barres (Architect and Director of the CAUE)
Beatriz Colomina (Renowned Architecture Historian, and Professor of the School of Architecture, Princeton University)
Philippe Daniel Garner (Director of Christie’s Auctions and Sales)
Jennifer Goff (Curator, National Museum, Collins Barracks, Dublin)
Cloé Pitiot (Curator of Design, Centre Pompidou, Paris)
Joseph Rykwert (Acclaimed architectural historian, critic and 2014 RIBA Gold Medallist)
Ruth Starr (Lecturer, Arts of Japan, History of Art, TCD)
Shane 0’ Toole (Architect, historian, writer and campaigner for threatened buildings)
Chairperson: Kathleen James-Chakraborty (Professor of Art History at UCD).
The Symposium caters for museum practitioners, students, lecturers and designers/ architects with interdisciplinary interests in the production and presentation of design and the visual arts. The symposium includes an evening launch, reception, screenings, and a full day’s programme of presentations and several moderated discussions.
Ticket lines close, Monday 12 May, 2014.