miércoles, septiembre 05, 2007

[AP] Vanguard Lost and Found / the Architectureal League NYC

[Image: Vladimir Shukhov, Shabolovka Radio Tower, 1922, Moscow, Russia, © Richard Pare, 2007]

Vanguard Lost and Found

Soviet Modernist Architecture between Peril and Preservation

The Architectural League NYC junto al MOMA, se han propuesto establecer un SIMPOSIO sobre LA VANGUADIA PERDIDA de la Arquitectura Moderna SOVIETICA. Un tipo de PATRIMONIO sobre la decada del 20 y 30 y la carga significante de una tipo de arquitectura de guerra, y con una potencia de lenguaje donde la represnetacion del poder y la ideologia se plasman de manera ROTUNDA.

The Architectural League of New York
The Urban Center
457 Madison Avenue

Museum of Modern Art
The Celeste Bartos Theater
4 West 54 Street


Friday, September 28
5:30–7:30 p.m.
The Architectural League of New York, The Urban Center, 457 Madison Avenue

Saturday, September 29
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Museum of Modern Art, The Celeste Bartos Theater, 4 West 54 Street

Following the seminal “Heritage at Risk” conference held in Moscow in April 2006, this symposium addresses pressing issues in the preservation of the modernist legacy of the most significant edifices built by radical Soviet architects in the 1920s and 1930s. Through two keynote addresses, six case studies, and a roundtable discussion, Russian, European, and American architects, historians, and policymakers explore the current situation and eventual destiny of Soviet avant-garde architecture, which is increasingly threatened by neglect and speculative development.


Friday, September 28
Keynote addresses, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
The Architectural League of New York
The Urban Center, 457 Madison Avenue, New York


Barry Bergdoll, Chief Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art
Rosalie Genevro, Executive Director, The Architectural League of New York
John H. Stubbs, Vice President, Field Projects, World Monuments Fund, New York / “Heroic Relics: The Russian Avant-Garde and Its Reception at Home and Abroad”
Jean-Louis Cohen, Professor, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University / “Heritage at Risk: The Fate of Modernist Buildings in Russia"
Natalia Dushkina, Professor, Moscow Architecture Institute, ICOMOS 20th Century Committee


Saturday, September 29
Symposium, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Museum of Modern Art
The Celeste Bartos Theater, 4 West 54th St., New York

10:00 a.m. Welcome / Barry Bergdoll
10:05 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Case Studies


Natalia Dushkina / “Construction Technologies of the Avant-Garde: The Case of Barshch’s and Siniavski’s Planetarium”
Anke Zalivako, architect and historian, Technische Universität, Berlin
“The Troubled Destiny of Le Corbusier’s Centrosoyuz Building”
Jean-Louis Cohen
“The Narkomfin House: History and Restoration Project”
Alexei Ginzburg, architect, Moscow
“Konstantin Melnikov: Conjunctive Reconstruction”
Yuri Avvakumov, artist and architect, Moscow

Discussion moderated by Natalia Dushkina

12:30–1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. Special Address

“Inhabiting the Melnikov House”
Katia Melnikova

1:45–2:45 p.m. - Case Studies

“The Industrial Architecture of the Leningrad Vanguard: The Fate of Heritage”
Margarita Shtiglits, architect and preservationist, St. Petersburg

“The Leningrad Vanguard and Its Destiny”
Boris Kirikov, architect, preservationist, St. Petersburg Committee for the Protection of Monuments

2:45–5:00 p.m. - Roundtable

Clementine Cecil, journalist, London; Founder, Moscow Architectural Preservation Society

David Sarkisian, Director, Shchusev Museum of Architecture, Moscow

Senator Sergei Gordeev, Founder and President, Russian Avantgarde Foundation

Valeri Shevchuk, President, Moscow Committee for Heritage Protection

3:45–4:00 p.m. Break

4:00–4:10 p.m. Respondents

Maristella Casciato, architect, Professor, University of Bologna, President of Docomomo International

John H. Stubbs, Vice President, Field Projects, World Monuments Fund, New York

4:10–5:00 p.m. Discussion
Moderated by Barry Bergdoll

A reception at the Russian Consulate, located at 9 East 91 Street, will conclude the symposium.

Tickets to the keynote address ($10; MoMA and Architectural League members, students, seniors, and staff of other museums $5) and the Saturday symposium ($15; members, students, seniors, and staff of other museums $10) can be purchased at MoMA’s lobby information desk, at the Film desk, or online at www.moma.org/thinkmodern. SEATING IS LIMITED.

Simultaneous interpretation from Russian to English will be available.


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Jose Llano
Arquitecto, Diseñador de Delitos & Coreografo del Deseo
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1 comentario:

Copernicus dijo...

Good article and interesting site. It may be worth checking the films by Copernicus Films "Architecture and the Russian Avant-garde"

Using computer graphics, archive footage and locations in Moscow, this film illustrates Tatlin's, Malevichs and Melnikov's contribution to world architecture. The film is an extract from a larger documentary film by Michael Craig of Copernicus Films about Russian Avant-garde architecture from a documentary series of six films. For more information about this series www.copernicusfilms.narod.ru or www.CustomFlix.com/223825
Also can be found on Amazon.