Modern Architecture in an International Context. Tour, lecture and round-table discussion
In connection with its present exhibition of Rene' Burri's photographs of architects and architecture, The University Museum and Art Gallery is pleased to announce an evening devoted to "Modernity - Modern Architecture in an International Context". 6-6.30pm: Tour of the Rene' Burri - UTOPIA exhibition with the Director of the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), Dr Florian Knothe; 6.30-7.15pm: Lecture on What is Modern Architecture? A Starter by Dr Hoyin Lee; 7.15-7.45pm: Round-table discussion on Modernity - Modern Architecture in an International Context with Professor Lynne DiStefano, Dr Hoyin Lee and Dr Florian Knothe. Dr Florian Knothe, Director of UMAG, will guide through the recently opened exhibition of photo-journalist Rene' Burri's images of master architects and masterpiece architecture of Modernism, in order to explain the relation the photographer build up with some of his subjects and the richness of imagery that resulted from his long-term documentation of some of the world's most spectacular modernist buildings. Dr Hoyin Lee, Director of the Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP) at The University of Hong Kong and a scholar of Hong Kong's heritage modernist architecture, will lecture on the artistic, decorative and social aspects of modernist architecture, and their meaning and presence in contemporary urban planning, city development and building design. Professor Lynne DiStefano, Adjunct Professor of ACP and an ICOMOS-appointed evaluator of nominated UNESCO World Heritage Sites, will join Lee and Knothe for a round-table discussion on modernist architecture, its international presence and enduring importance in Hong Kong and abroad. Free to all. No reservations necessary.