Martino Stierli took over as chief curator of architecture and design at MoMA in 2015, when the museum was already undergoing major changes. Diller Scofidio + Renfro's redesign was underway, and the architecture and design galleries faced something of an uncertain future in the expanded museum layout. On the podcast, Stierli dispels the rumors that the galleries would be closed permanently, and discusses MoMA's strategies for exhibiting architecture, as well as his plans to diversify the museum's collection.
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Lecture date: 2009-05-14
Learning from Las Vegas is primarily known for the theory of the decorated shed vs. the duck in contemporary architecture. There have only been partial attempts to locate the contents of this influential urbanistic study within the discourse on the image of the city prevalent in the 1950s and 1960s. For Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown, traditional visual techniques were no longer adequate for the analysis and representation of the city. Therefore, they used photography and film both as a means of analysis and argumentation. This lecture presents original film footage and photographs from the 1968 Learning from Las Vegas research, some of which has only been made accessible to the public in the ongoing international travelling exhibition, Las Vegas Studio.
Martino Stierli studied art history at the University of Zurich. His PhD thesis, titled Learning from Las Vegas (ETH Zurich), won the Theodor Fischer Prize 2008 and is currently being revised for publication. He is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Basel, working on a project on the collage principle in architecture. Stierli is also a lecturer at the University of Zurich and at the ETH Zurich.
Lecture date: 2009-05-15
Following on from Pascal Schöning’s 'Manifesto for a Cinematic Architecture' (AA Publications, 2005), which laid out the theoretical context for the work, Cinematic Architecture consists of a selection of student projects, related installations and critical essays looking at the unconventional process of architectural teaching and research in the former Diploma Unit 3, run by Pascal Schöning for 17 years.
The book is edited by Pascal Schöning, Julian Löffler and Rubens Azevedo.
The editors of Cinematic Architecture introduce a roundtable discussion moderated by Ingerid Helsing Almaas, and featuring Jean Attali, Peter Carl, Brian Hatton, Ron Kenley, Keiichi Ogata, Stefano Rabolli Pansera, Martino Stierli, Carlos Villanueva Brandt, Steven Ware, Eyal Weizman.
Leading American, and several European, museums and universities have in the past decade become increasingly international, and the art (and architecture) world's financial center of gravity is steadily shifting eastward. This speculative growth has also inspired controversy, ranging from labor disputes to issues of free speech and the collaboration with repressive regimes. What roles do individual academics, museum professionals, and architects play in the complex world of global commerce and publicity? Do innovations like the Chicago Architecture Biennial, with its seeming effort to shift attention to the West, work against a new facet of global capitalism, or merely manifest it?
Join us for the second part of a two-city symposium, held on the occasion of the inaugural Chicago Architectural Biennial, and organized by Mechtild Widrich, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Martino Stierli, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Learn more: http://bit.ly/1NuKamy
Speakers include Kadambari Baxi, Professor, Barnard College and Columbia University, New York; Sarah Herda, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago; Nicolai Ouroussoff, former architecture critic, The New York Times; Glenn D. Lowry, Director, MoMA; Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA; and Mechtild Widrich, Assistant Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Image credit: Tor Seidel: Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, 2015
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The Museum of Modern Art is exploring the architecture of the former Yugoslavia with "Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980," the first major US exhibition to study the remarkable body of work that sparked international interest during the 45 years of the country’s existence.
The exhibition will include more than 400 drawings, models, photographs, and film reels culled from an array of municipal archives, family-held collections, and museums across the region, introducing the exceptional built work of socialist Yugoslavia’s leading architects to an international audience for the first time.
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Organized by Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, and Vladimir Kulić, guest curator, with Anna Kats, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art.
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Join us for a panel discussion addressing the key themes of the MoMA exhibition "A Japanese Constellation: Toyo Ito, SANAA, and Beyond." Participants include Nanako Umemoto, Reiser + Umemoto and RUR Architecture DPC Founding Partner; Kayoko Ota, architecture curator; and Florian Idenburg, SO – IL Founding Partner. Martino Stierli, Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA, will give welcome remarks. Pedro Gadanho, Director, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, and curator of the exhibition, introduces the discussion and Ken Tadashi Oshima, Professor of Architecture, University of Washington, moderates. Learn more about the exhibition: http://bit.ly/1Qnh5AR
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To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Robert Venturi’s Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (1966), The Museum of Modern Art and the University of Pennsylvania have co-organized a three-day symposium bringing together international scholars and architects to discuss the significance and enduring impact of this remarkable book, published by MoMA 50 years ago in association with the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in The Fine Arts.
Please join us for the symposium's opening conversation with:
David Brownlee and Martino Stierli
Sarah Herda, Graham Foundation
David De Long, University of Pennsylvania (moderator)
Kersten Geers, Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen, Brussels
Sam Jacob, Sam Jacob Studio, London
Momoyo Kaijima, Atelier Bow-Wow, Tokyo
Stephen Kieran, KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia
James Timberlake, KieranTimberlake, Philadelphia
Michael Meredith, MOS Architects, New York
"Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture at 50" will take place in both New York and Philadelphia. Programs on November 10 and 11 will be held at The Museum of Modern Art. Programs on November 12 will be held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania. View the full schedule: http://mo.ma/2fFdW2m
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A discussion on the Museum of Modern Art exhibition Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980.
Martino Stierli in conversation with Ana Miljacki and Mark Wasiuta.
Martino Stierli is The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, a role he assumed in March 2015. Mr. Stierli oversees the wide-ranging program of special exhibitions, installations, and acquisitions of the Department of Architecture and Design. He is currently working on the exhibition Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980, which will open at the Museum of Modern Art in July 2018. His project The Architecture of Hedonism: Three Villas in the Island of Capri was included in the 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2014. He has organized and co-curated exhibitions on a variety of topics, including the international traveling exhibition Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown (2008–14).
Mr. Stierli’s monograph Montage and the Metropolis: Architecture, Modernity and the Representation of Space has just been published by Yale University Press. His first monograph, Las Vegas in the Rearview Mirror: The City in Theory, Photography, and Film (Getty Research Institute) published in 2013. He also authored a book on Robert Venturi’s two-year tenure at the American Academy in Rome in the mid-1950s and has published essays on topics including Mies van der Rohe’s use of photomontage, the relationship between Dadaism and avant-garde architectural montage, modern architecture and urbanism in Brazil, Rem Koolhaas’s Delirious New York, and urban photography in Edward Ruscha’s books. He has written extensively on contemporary architectural practice, including the work of Herzog & de Meuron, the recent global boom in high-rise buildings, and the architecture of Johnston Marklee. His scholarship has been recognized with a number of prizes, among them the ETH Medal of Distinction for Outstanding Research (2008), the Theodor Fischer Prize by the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich (2008), and the 2011 Swiss Art Award for Architectural Criticism. In 2012, Mr. Stierli was a fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.
Previous to his position at MoMA, Mr. Stierli was the Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the Institute of Art History of the University of Zurich. He has taught at various universities, including Princeton University and ETH Zurich, from where he holds a PhD.
Ana Miljački is a critic, curator and Associate Professor of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she teaches history, theory, and design. She has previously taught studios and seminars at Columbia University, City College in New York and Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She holds a Ph.D. (2007) in history and theory of architecture from Harvard University, an M.Arch. from Rice University and a B.A. from Bennington College. Her research interests range from the role of architecture and architects in the Cold War era Eastern Europe, through the theories of postmodernism in late socialism to politics of contemporary architectural production. Miljački was part of the three member curatorial team, with Eva Frank i Gilabert and Ashley Schafer, of the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, where their Biennale project, titled OfficeUS, critically examined the last century of US architectural offices; their professionalization and their concomitant global contribution.
On top of editing OfficeUS Agenda (June 2014) and OfficeUS Atlas (February 2015), Miljački has recently edited together the proceedings of Under the Influence conference she had organized at MIT in 2013, guest edited Praxis 14: True Stories, and curated and produced an exhibit on the role of copying and originality in architecture, Fair Use with her students at MIT. Its latest instantiation, UnFair Use, co-curated with Sarah Hirschman was on the view at the Center for Architecture in New York from September 2015 through January 2016. Her books The Optimum Imperative: Czech Architecture for the Socialist Lifestyle 1938-1968 with Routledge’s Architext series and The Terms of Appropriation a collection of historical essays with Amanda Reeser Lawrence were published in 2017.
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