CURATOR’S TOUR: INSIDE EILEEN GRAY’S MODERNIST WORLD AT AKADEMIE DER KÜNSTE

CURATOR’S TOUR: INSIDE EILEEN GRAY’S MODERNIST WORLD AT AKADEMIE DER KÜNSTE

Long considered an insider tip, architect Eileen Gray is celebrated today as a pioneer of modern art. At the Akademie der Künste you can testify to just how timeless her very first house feels, even 90 years after it was first devised. Together with students from the Austin School of Architecture, Professor Wilfried Wang reconstructed one of her bedrooms and offers one-hour tours to visitors through the tiny space in which not a single centimeter has been wasted. Gray herself conceptualized the furniture, a series of custom-made designs that are perfectly adapted to their context. Modernism has seldom proven to be so functional and captivating. (Text: Hanna Komornitzyk / Photos: © Andreas FranzXaver Süß, Akademie der Künste, 2019 & © WikiCommons 1910)

Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4 10117 Berlin–Mitte; map
Eileen Gray – E.1027 Master Bedroom, Mon–Sun 10–20h
Guided tour with curator Wilfried Wang: Sun 26.05.2019 12h, Fr 07.06.2019 18h, Sun 09.06.2019 12h bookable online

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