Massimiliano Fuksas Talk
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 6:00 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Renowned architect and former director of the Venice Architecture Biennale, Massimiliano Fuksas will discuss his major public and cultural buildings, including recently finished and new projects under construction.
Massimiliano Fuksas (born 1944, Lithuania) graduated from La Sapienza University in Rome with a degree in architecture in 1969. He set up his first studio in Rome in 1967, added a second in Paris in 1989, and a third in Shenzhen, China in 2008. From 1998 to 2000 he was director of the VII International Architecture Exhibition in Venice: Less Aesthetics, More Ethics. Fuksas has been a visiting professor at several universities, including the École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Vienna, the Staadtliche Akademie des Bildenden Kunste in Stoccarda, and Columbia University in New York. He is the author of the architectural column founded by Bruno Zevi in the weekly magazine L’Espresso. Fuksas currently lives and works in Rome and Paris.
This event is co-presented by the Graham Foundation and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago.
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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Founded in 1956, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts makes project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.