Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design is an international traveling exhibition celebrating the 90th anniversary of the birth of Harry Seidler, a leading Australian architect of the 20th century. The exhibition traces Seidler's key role in bringing Bauhaus principles to Australia and identifies his distinctive place within modernist design methodology.
The 15 featured projects — five houses and five towers in Sydney and five major commissions beyond Sydney — focus on his lifelong creative collaborations with progressive artistic visionaries: Architects Marcel Breuer and Oscar Niemeyer, engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, photographer Max Dupain, and artists Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Norman Carlberg, Sol LeWitt, Charles Perry, Frank Stella and Lin Utzon.
Seidler's work is presented through architectural models, sculpture maquettes, photographs, films, correspondence, books, scrapbooks, periodicals, drawings and original sketches provided by the architect's family, Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, The Marcel Breuer Digital Archive at Syracuse University and the private archives of artists Norman Carlberg, Charles Perry and Lin Utzon.
The exhibition was developed by curator Vladimir Belogolovsky of Intercontinental Curatorial Project in New York with Penelope Seidler and Harry Seidler & Associates in Sydney and sponsored by Seidler Architectural Foundation.
The opening reception is on April 4, 5:30 to 7 p.m. A special curatorial presentation will be held on April 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On view through May 31.