Artist Katarina Burin, lecturer at Harvard University’s Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, will present “Contribution and Collaboration: The Work of Petra Andrejova-Molnar and her Contemporaries” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 15, at the College of Architecture and Design.
Free and open to the public, the lecture will take place in McCarty Auditorium in the Art and Architecture Building.
As part of her investigation of architectural history, Burin created a fictitious Czechoslovakian architect named Andrejova-Molnar, described as a pioneering architect of modern postwar Europe. Burin’s lecture will be a biographical narrative about the education and design work of Andrejova-Molnar, and positions her work in relation to mid-20th-century female architects Charlotte Perriand and Eileen Grey.
Burin’s Andrejova-Molnar project, which won the prestigious James and Audrey Foster Prize at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston in 2013, gives voice to female designers while questioning notions of authorship and authenticity, the relationship between gender and the archive, and the historical tension between national identity and internationalist aspirations.
During her weeklong visit, Burin will also work in UT’s Print Workshop on a limited edition print. Selections from her project “Hotel Nord-Sud” will be presented in Gallery 103 in the Art and Architecture Building today through February 27.
Burin’s recent solo projects include exhibitions at Kunstverein Langenhagen; Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany; and P! in New York. Her gallery exhibitions include those at Ratio 3 in San Francisco; M29 Richter & Brückner, Cologne, Germany; and Lucile Corty in Paris.
Born in Bratislava, Slovakia, Burin received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University in 2002 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia in 1999.
Burin’s lecture is part of the college’s Robert B. Church Lecture Series. Continuing credits are available and the lecture will be streamed live.
Burin’s visit is sponsored by UT’s College of Architecture and Design and the School of Art’s Printmaking Program.
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