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Thursday, October 13
Program: 5:30-8:00pm (Sold out)
Renowned artist David Salle will host an evening tour, discussion and reception for the October 13th Conversations in Context program at the Glass House.
Upcoming: Architect Charles Renfro of Diller, Scofidio + Renfro hosts Conversations in Context on Thursday, October 20.
November 10, 2010 • 3:00 pm 0
We are pleased to welcome architect James Biber as the host of this week’s Glass House Conversations. Biber has recently lunched his own creative studio, Biber Architects, after nearly two decades as architectural partner at Pentagram New York. His work encompasses a broad range of projects, from architecture and urban planning to the design of smaller scale objects and furniture. Projects include the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, private oceanfront homes in New York’s Hamptons, CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College, table ware for Umbra and the US Millennium Time Capsule.
Biber’s question asks what it would take for institutions of power to embrace modernism:
“In the design world it’s an article of faith that Modernism has been the dominant cultural style for decades. Designers, Architects and Artists are, in large part, solidly planted in the modern world, but the rest of America may not be as convinced. For American institutions of real power, Modernism is still an unaccepted and possibly dangerous concept. Look at our currency, consider iconic Washington; is any president likely to commission a modern rug for the Oval Office? Is there a single news or talk show set or baseball stadium that has embraced modern design? With the possible exception of banking, why is it so subversive to be modern?
So far the conversation has generated responses from across the globe reflecting not just on American modernism, but the international scope and significance of the movement. We welcome you to join in and share your thoughts online at http://glasshouseconversations.org
By Emily Leibin