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Don’t miss a night of stimulating discussion on contemporary art and architecture when we welcome New York based architect, educator and curator Eva Franch to deliver our 2017 Lloyd Rees Memorial Lecture.
Following Franch’s keynote, councillor and curator Jess Scully with moderate a discussion.
Wednesday 22 November 2017, 6–7.30pm
Veolia Lecture Theatre, Level 2
$17 MCA Members & Concessions*
Ticket includes a glass of Bimbadgen Art Series wine available after the talk.
Franch specializes in the making of alternative architecture histories and futures. She is the Chief Curator and Executive Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York since 2010, and professor at The Cooper Union School of Architecture. During this talk she will reflect on several projects and global initiatives including World Wide Storefront, Letters to the Mayor and OfficeUS (as part of the XIV Venice Architecture Biennale)
Now in its 9th year, the Lloyd Rees Memorial Lecture was created in honour of the late painter who delivered insights about art to generations of architecture students.
About Eva Franch
Eva Franch is an architect, curator, educator and lecturer of experimental forms of art and architectural practice. In 2004, she founded her solo practice OOAA (Office of Architectural Affairs) and since 2010 is the Chief Curator and Executive Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York.
In 2014 Franch, with the project OfficeUS, was selected by the US State Department to represent the United States Pavilion at the XIV Venice Architecture Biennale. Franch has taught at Columbia University GSAPP, the IUAV University of Venice, SUNY Buffalo, and Rice University School of Architecture. She is currently teaching at The Cooper Union.
Franch has received numerous awards and fellowships, and her work has been exhibited internationally including FAD Barcelona, the Venice Architecture Biennale, and the Shen-zen Architecture Biennale, among others. Recent publications include Agenda (Lars Muller, 2014) and Atlas (Lars Muller, 2015) and Manual (Lars Muller, 2017).
About the moderator:
Jess Scully is a curator who uses creativity to engage communities in the knowledge economy. She was the founding curator of Vivid Ideas, and has worked as a policy advisor, public art curator, radio host and magazine editor. Jess is passionate about cities and city-making, and in 2016 was elected as a Councillor for the City of Sydney. www.jessscully.com
Eva Franch’s visit to Australia has been organised by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
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This talk is supported by Create NSW
Image: OfficeUS Team in front of U.S. Pavilion, 2014, photo: David Sundberg.