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Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture

  • Dates: 07 Sep – 04 Nov, 2016
  • Location: Paris, France
Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture is a traveling exhibition tracing the work of Australia’s most prominent architect of the 20th century, Harry Seidler; it examines his distinctive place and hand within and beyond modernist design methodology. Dozens of featured projects—from single family houses to multi-story residential and office towers to civic, sports, and cultural centers, as well as important government commissions realized in Australia, Austria, France, Israel, Italy, Mexico, and Hong Kong—bring to focus Seidler’s 12 long-lasting creative collaborations with progressive artistic visionaries: architects Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, and Oscar Niemeyer; engineer Pier Luigi Nervi; artists Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Norman Carlberg, Sol LeWitt, Charles Perry, Frank Stella, and Lin Utzon; and photographer Max Dupain. The exhibition was developed by New York-based Vladimir Belogolovsky of non-profit Intercontinental Curatorial Project in collaboration with Penelope Seidler.

Surprise and Delight—these are the two key feelings that strike anyone who experiences Seidler’s architecture, no matter how familiar one might be with his work. His forms are never illogical, yet they are always remarkable and beautiful, so much more so as they are achieved through the economy of means. The architect’s houses and towers are thoroughly referential in their sources of inspiration and yet they are unmistakably Seidleresque. Above all, Seidler’s architecture has become an integral part of the Australian identity.

Since October 2012 the exhibition has shown in over a dozen world cities, including Berlin, Madrid, Moscow, Vienna, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Sydney.

When :
7 September – 4 November 2016
Open Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Free entry 

Where :
Australian Embassy to Paris (designed by Seidler himself from 1973-77 with his former mentor Marcel Breuer's firm as the French project architect)
4 rue Jean Rey
75015 Paris 
Metro station Bir Hakeim (line 6)
RER Station Champs de Mars-Tour Eiffel (RER c)
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SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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