OCULUS : PUBLIC SPACE + PERSONAL PLACE
A conversation with
Artist MARYLYN DINTENFASS and
Architects CARLOS BRILLEMBOURG,CHRISTIAN HOENINGSCHIMID, DAVID GERSTEN, Moderator
Thursday October 22, 6:30-8:30 pm
Driscoll Babcock Galleries
525 West 25th Street
The enigmatic OCULUS is a powerful architectural, art and virtual reality form that resonates over millennia, from Rome’s Pantheon to New York City’s new Fulton Center. More than ever before, the OCULUS is a form of artistry, experience and wonder.
Join the conversation as we discuss the OCULUS as a provocative portal for entrance, exit and passage.
Marylyn Dintenfass’ work is found in major public and private collections internationally, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Her 30,000 square foot 2010 Parallel Park installation in Fort Myers, Florida is one of the largest and most noteworthy of the last decade. Her work has been widely reviewed by Artinfo, ARTNews, Huffington Post and her 2011 and 2012 Babcock Galleries exhibitions were both selected as one of the year’s top 100 shows by Modern Painters.
Dintenfass has twice been a MacDowell Fellow and has received both an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and two Project Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her academic positions have included Visiting Professor at the National College of Art and Design in Bergen and Oslo, Norway; Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, Israel; Sheridan College in Toronto, Canada and Hunter College in New York City. For ten years, she was a member of the faculty at Parsons School of Design in New York City.
David Gersten is an architect, artist, writer and internationally recognized educator based in New York City. He has been a Professor in The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union, since 1991, where he has served as the Associate Dean under Dean John Hejduk and the Acting Dean of the School of Architecture. Gersten is the founding Director of Arts Letters & Numbers, a non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to creating new structures and spaces for creative exchange across a wide range of disciplines.
Gersten’s works have appeared in numerous international exhibitions and performance spaces and are held in the collection of the Canadian Center for Architecture, the New York City Public Library’s print collection and many private collections. He has been published extensively in national and international publications on diverse areas of research. Gersten is a graduate of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. He has also pursued studies in phenomenology at the New School for Social Research as well as Islamic Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Carlos Brillembourg, FAIA, is a registered architect and principal of Carlos Brillembourg Architects, based in New York since 1984. He was a founding member of the Instituto de Arquitectura Urbana (IAU) and has taught at the Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela, the institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture.
His built work, that includes a sports center, office and apartment buildings, hotels, single-family residences and art galleries, has received awards such as 40 under 40, The Architectural Record House Award and The Biennial of Architecture Award. His proposal for a New World Center was exhibited in the American pavilion of the Architecture Biennial in Venice 2002.
Brillembourg has been the contributing editor for Architecture for Bomb magazine since 1992. He is a trustee of the Storefront for Art and Architecture and a member of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Architectural League of New York. He received his Masters in Architecture from Columbia University.
Above image: Copyright of Dominique Nabokov
Christian Hoenigschmid is a project architect with Grimshaw Architects. Hoenigschmid was the package architect for the beginning stages of external envelope on the Fulton Center in Manhattan.
He is currently working on the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (Frost Science) in downtown Miami, opening late summer of 2016. He leads the Engineering Innovation Nexus Building for the College of Engineering on the UF Campus in Gainesville, currently in Schematic Design.
Hoenigschmid joined the London office of Grimshaw Architects in 2000 and came to the New York office in 2004, as Associate. Prior to Grimshaw, Christian graduated from Polytechnic of Aachen, Germany, where he gained his degree of Diploma Engineer in Architecture.
Pictured above: Marylyn Dintenfass: Oculus, installed at Driscoll Babcock Galleries
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