Sep 29 2015

Conversation | Going Green: Felix Burrichter and Shawn Maximo in conversation with Beatrice Galilee

Tues | 7:30 pm


Please join us for a conversation between Felix Burrichter, curator of PAVILLON DE L’ESPRIT NOUVEAU, Shawn Maximo, exhibition designer, and Beatrice Galilee, Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Felix Burrichter is a German-born, New York-based writer and creative director. He studied architecture at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture (Paris) and Columbia University (New York) before founding PIN–UP magazine in 2006 of which he is editor and creative director. PIN–UP is a biannual architecture and design magazine (“Magazine for Architectural Entertainment”) that regularly features interviews with renowned architects (SANAA, Richard Meier, Shigeru Ban, Zaha Hadid, Peter Marino, Ricardo Bofill, Odile Decq, David Adjaye, Santiago Calatrava, Rem Koolhaas) as well as critical essays and contemporary architecture and design photography. Heralded as a “cult design zine” by the New York Times and for “framing the built environment in decidedly sexy terms” (Architectural Digest), in 2011 PIN–UP was awarded the Gold Medal for Editorial Design by the Art Director’s Club America. In addition to consulting on art and design books, Burrichter is a regular contributor to T The New York Times Style MagazineW Magazine, and Fantastic Man.

Beatrice Galilee is the Daniel Brodsky Associate Curator of Architecture and Design, in the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Previously, she was chief curator of the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Close, Closer, where she presented alternative realms of architectural and spatial practice. She was co-curator at the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale, Design is Design is Not Design, in South Korea, and the 2009 Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-city Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, City Urbanization, in China—both major city-wide exhibitions devoted to introducing new ideas and experiences to a broad public audience. She has curated a number of exhibitions and experimental design projects across Europe, and was the co-founder and director of The Gopher Hole, an exhibition and project space in London. Educated in architecture at the University of Bath, with an MSc in architectural history from the Bartlett School of Architecture, Ms. Galilee began her career as an editor at Icon magazine, and was a contributing editor to Domus magazine from 2010 to 2013. She is an associate lecturer in the spatial practices program at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. She has written widely on contemporary architecture and design, has been invited to sit on a number of international juries, and is a regular speaker at events, symposia, and conferences.

Shawn Maximo is an artist and architect working in sculpture, digital media, and design. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science from the University of British Columbia, and received a dual Master’s degree in Architecture and Engineering from Princeton University. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Zeit Magazin, PIN-UP and Interview magazines, and has been exhibited at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Hessel Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, Perez Art Museum Miami, and Phillips de Pury & Company. He is a co-founding member of the artist collaborative Yemenwed.

Photo credit: Shawn Maximo, The Interview (feat. Marco Maturo, Alessio Roscini), 2015

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