Spring '14 Public Lecture Series

Kitamoto Station West Square, Kitamoto, Saitama. © Atelier Bow-Wow.

Highlights include Freecell Architecture, Alfredo Jaar, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto

Posted by Liam Otten January 21, 2014

It's an ambitious plan.

This spring, Freecell Architecture will create a temporary performance space on a vacant lot in St. Louis' Grand Center neighborhood. The Brooklyn-based architecture and design firm received the $50,000 commission last fall, after winning PXSTL, a national competition sponsored by the Sam Fox School and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts.

At 6:30p January 27, founding partners Lauren Crahan and John Hartmann will discuss their work as well as the PXSTL project as part of the Sam Fox School's spring Public Lecture Series.

In all, the series will feature 11 talks by nationally and internationally known artists, architects, curators, and designers.

Events will continue February 10 with the inaugural Bunny and Charles Burson Visiting Lecture by artist Alfredo Jaar, whose video installation May 1, 2011 is featured as part of the exhibition In the Aftermath of Trauma, on view this spring at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

Other highlights will include Japanese architects Junya Ishigami (February 17) and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (March 28), both featured in the Museum's exhibition On the Thresholds of Space-Making.

Concluding the series April 10 will be Won Ju Lim, the Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow, whose exhibition Raycraft is Dead will open that evening at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

All talks are free and open to the public and, unless otherwise noted, begin at 6:30p. in Steinberg Hall Auditoriump. Each will be receded by a reception at 6p.

Spring 2014 Public Lecture Series

January 27
Freecell (featuring Lauren Crahan and John Hartmann)
Architecture & Design Firm, Brooklyn, NY
PXSTL Lecture

February 10
Alfredo Jaar
Artist, architect and filmmaker
Bunny and Charles Burson Visiting Lecture
*6p reception, Kemper Art Museum

February 17
Junya Ishigami
Architect, Junya Ishigami + Associates, Toyko
Abend Family Lecture

February 24
Chris Reed
Founding principal, Stoss, Boston
Anova Lecture for Landscape Architecture

March 3
Robert Herrmann
Partner, Menaker & Herrmann LLP, New York
Eugene J. Mackey Jr. Lecture

March 5
Lisa Sanditz
Arthur L. and Sheila Prensky Island Press Visiting Artist Lecture

March 28
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto
Co-founder, Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo
Cannon Design Lecture for Excellence in Architecture and Engineering
*5:30p reception, Kemper Art Museum; 6p lecture, Steinberg Auditorium

April 2
Michelle Grabner
Artist & Co-Curator, 2014 Whitney Biennial

April 4
Christian Kerez
AIA St. Louis Scholarship Trust Lecture
Graduate Architecture Open House Lecture
5:30p lecture, reception immediately after

April 7
Lisa D. Freiman
Director, Institute for Contemporary Art, Virginia Commonwealth University
*6p reception, Kemper Art Museum

April 10
Won Ju Lim
Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow Lecture
*6p lecture, Saint Louis Art Museum