I am excited to take part in the talk: The Artist as Maverick Architect at The Royal Academy in London together with:
Pablo Bronstein – artist, selected for the 2016 Duveen Commission at Tate Britain Tamsin Dillion – Curator, Kings Cross Development Sean Griffiths – artist and architect; former director, FAT; Professor of Architecture, University of Westminster (chair) Mie Olise Kjærgaard – artist, working in Denmark and USA Maria Lisogorskaya – architect, Assemble; Turner Prize winner 2015
Sean Griffiths, co-founder of FAT, one of the
architects featured in Mavericks, chairs this discussion exploring the
different perspectives artists can bring to the making of architecture.
Architecture is no longer solely the domain of architects, but of
artists too. Recent years have seen the work of a number of different
artists cross into what we usually class as architecture, in some
instances as far as whole buildings. Whether working on their own or in
collaboration with architects, as is also increasingly common, artists
bring a very different way of thinking about both the meaning and
function of buildings and space.
In this event, we explore what artists and an artistic sensibility
bring to the both the conception and production of architecture. How do
artists and architects differ in their approach to an architectural
project? Does the experience of working without the functional
constraints imposed by architecture allow artists to approach a problem
in a more open and flexible way? As the role of the architect is
marginalised, are artists, in fact, the new maverick architects?