In celebration of Making Place: The Architecture of David Adjaye, Adjaye talks about his work with exhibition curator Zoë Ryan, John H. Bryan Chair and Curator of Architecture and Design. Afterward, enjoy a reception and an early exhibition viewing.
Please use the Columbus Drive entrance.
Reception and Exhibition Viewing
Griffin Court, Abbott Galleries and Modern Wing Architecture and Design Galleries
The conversation and exhibition opening are free and open to the public but require registration by September 9th here.
With over 50 built projects across the world, David Adjaye is rapidly emerging as a major international figure in architecture and design. Rather than advancing a signature architectural style, Adjaye’s structures address local concerns and conditions through both a historical understanding of context and a global understanding of modernism. The first comprehensive museum survey devoted to Adjaye, this exhibition offers an in-depth overview of the architect’s distinct approach and visual language with a dynamic installation design conceived by Adjaye Associates.
Biography of Speaker/Presenter:
Of African ancestry and raised in Ghana, the Middle East, and England, Adjaye now has offices in London, New York, Berlin, and Accra. Like many international architects, he is itinerant, and his practices defy cultural borders and geopolitical categories. However, Adjaye is unique in being an African-born architect working in a global landscape. Having traveled the world studying buildings and architectural styles, most recently and extensively in Africa, he is acutely sensitive to the effects of location. A proponent for architecture from beyond the Western canon, he brings a distinctive contemporary “Afropolitan” view to his various projects.