April 30, 2014 | Lecture

  • Austrian Cultural Forum 3524 International Court, NW Washington, DC, 20008 USA

Harry Seidler: LIFEWORK

Vladimir Belogolovsky is holding a lecture about architect Harry Seidler and his lifework.

The illustrated book talk will trace the life and work of Vienna-born Sydney architect Harry Seidler (1923-2006); his key role in bringing Modernism and Bauhaus principles to Australia. The architect’s distinctive hand and long-lasting creative collaborations with leading visionaries of the 20th century, including with Marcel Breuer, Oscar Niemeyer, Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Norman Carlberg, Frank Stella, Lin Utzon, and Pier Luigi Nervi will be discussed. In almost sixty years, Seidler has realized over 120 of his designs—from houses to mixed-use multi-story towers and prominent government commissions—all over Australia, as well as in Austria, France, Israel, Italy, Mexico, and Hong Kong. Seidler’s life is a fascinating journey from his motherland of Austria to England, Canada, the United States, Brazil, and finally, to Australia, where he settled in 1948, eventually becoming the country’s most accomplished architect. Among the architect’s most prominent projects are Rose Seidler House (1950), Harry and Penelope Seidler House (1967), and Australia Square (1967) in Sydney; Edmund Barton Building (Canberra, 1974), Australian Embassy (Paris, 1977), Hong Kong Club (HK, 1984), Shell Headquarters (Melbourne, 1989) and residential complex Wohnpark Neue Donau (Vienna, 1998).

About the lector

Vladimir Belogolovsky is the founder of New York-based Intercontinental Curatorial Project (www.curatorialproject.com) which focuses on organizing, curating, and designing architectural exhibitions worldwide. Trained as an architect at Cooper Union he has published over 200 articles in American, European, and Russian publications and several books, including Felix Novikov (Tatlin, 2009; DOM, 2013), Green House (Tatlin, 2009), Soviet Modernism: 1955-1985 (Tatlin, 2010), Starchitecture (DOM, 2014), and Harry Seidler: Lifework (Rizzoli, 2014). Belogolovsky has been corresponding member at the Moscow branch of the International Academy of Architecture and is the American correspondent for Russian journal Tatlin. Among his current exhibitions are world tours: Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design and Colombia: Transformed/Architecture = Politics.

When: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | 7:30 pm
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum | 3524 International Court NW | Washington, DC, 20008
Tickets: FREE | Please register for this event at http://harryseidler.eventbrite.com