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Thursday, March 10, 2016

NEW YORK | Women, Art and Film: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture

Date(s): March 10, 2016

Time: 6:00 PM  EST - 9:00 PM  EST

CORE: club, 66 East 55th St., New York, NY 10010

Members | $15   
Guests | $20

Please note that the reception begins at 6:00pm and the film starts at 6:30pm 
ArtTable is pleased to announce its second annual film series, Women, Art and Film, a selection of documentary films accompanied by panel discussions with film directors, collectors and art practitioners. The third installment of Women, Art and Film will include a screening of Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture, a film that was included in the International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal, Canada. The screening will be followed by a discussion between special Nina Freedman and filmmaker Janice Stanton.This series, which is being presented in collaboration with FIFA and MUSE, will take place in the luxurious screening room of CORE:club, a private NYC club, and will include complimentary drinks. Tickets will sell fast so please reserve your seat ahead of time. 

Making Space is a full-length documentary film about five dynamic and accomplished female architects: Annabelle Selldorf (New York), Marianne McKenna (Toronto), Kathryn Gustafson (Seattle and London), Farshid Moussavi (London), and Odile Decq (Paris). Lively, engaging and character-driven, Making Space reveals the person behind the drafting table. How did these women make it to the top in a profession long dominated by men? What drives them and challenges them? What is the nature of their creative process? Does gender play a role in architectural design?
Farshid Moussavi/ Farshid Moussavi Architecture, London, England
“The older I become, the more determined I am not to compromise the fact that I am a woman working in a male profession.” Iranian-born Farshid Moussavi is one of Europe’s most innovative and influential architects and theorists. Some of her recent projects include MOCA Cleveland (Ohio) U.S., the Quaran Museum in Iran and the residential complex in Nanterre, La Defense (Paris) France.

Kathryn Gustafson/ Gustafson, Guthrie & Nichol, Seattle WA and Gustafson-Porter, London, England
American landscape designer Kathryn Gustafson, long one of the most respected in her field, garnered international acclaim with her Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park, London. Recent projects include the Arthur Ross Terrace at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the Millennium Garden in Chicago, the Great Glass House in Wales, the Amsterdam Westergasfabriek Park, and the Garden of Forgiveness in Beirut. Gustafson’s winning design for the new National Mall in Washington, D.C. will transform this U.S. landmark.

Annabelle Selldorf/ Selldorf Architects, New York, NY
Annabelle Selldorf gained international recognition in 2001 with the design of the Neue Galerie in New York City, a Fifth Avenue Beaux Arts mansion transformed into a museum for German and Austrian art. She has continued to create exquisite spaces for art including museums, galleries and artists’ studios, as well as commercial and residential projects. She recently completed the first residential tower in the U.S. with the unique feature of an internal car elevator and a private garage attached to each apartment. Demonstrating her virtuosity, her newest project is a sweeping recycling facility, part of an 11-acre site plan in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is one of very few women to have her sole name on the door of her firm’s headquarters.

Marianne McKenna/ KPMB, Toronto, Canada
Marianne McKenna’s highly-acclaimed Royal Conservatory of Music, an 18-year project, ignited the cultural life of Canada’s largest city and put Toronto on the world stage of contemporary architecture. Recognized as one of Canada’s most powerful women, she is deeply committed to projects that enhance the life of a community.

Odile Decq/Studio Odile Decq, Paris, France
From the time she won her first major design commission in 1990, the award-winning Banque Populaire de l’Oest, in Rennes, France, Odile Decq has been a force in contemporary European architecture. She has designed striking museums for contemporary art in Rome and Rennes; and the Phantom Restaurant in the Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris, which brought cutting edge design into a 19th century landmark. Fiercely independent and true to a rebellious spirit, she claims to dislike symmetry and statis. Life, she says, is movement and energy. Her boldness is reflected in her trademark use of vivid red and rock-star black.

Janice Stanton
Janice Stanton, filmmaker and producer, has a background in documentary and fine art photography, arts administration, and intellectual property law. An accomplished photographer and editor, she brings to every project her artistic eye, and her business and legal experience. Seeking to combine her strong interest in documentary film, photography and fine art, in 2005 she became a co-producer with Alice Shure of Shurefire Productions, and in 2007 they co-founded Amici Productions to develop and create high-quality documentary films about contemporary artists and significant social issues.

Janice is active in the New York cultural community and has strong ties to many individuals in the visual and performing arts. As the Interim Executive Director of Aperture Foundation (2001 - 2003), she guided the publication of fine art photography books, traveling exhibitions, Aperture magazine, and other related programs. During her 15 years as Intellectual Property Counsel (1986 – 1997), she negotiated contracts for films, books and other media, and provided for artists and arts institutions.

Nina Freedman
Nina Freedman is the co-founder of ArchiteXX, an organization which bridges academia and practice with the mission of promoting leadership for women in architecture. For this work, she is the recent recipient of the Beverly Willis Foundation Tribune Award. Nina is an architecture industry veteran, educator and recent founder of DREAMLAND CREATIVE PROJECTS, a conscious architectural practice committed to the delivery and impact of bold and affordable concepts into the mainstream. With DREAMLAND, she currently works on alternatives for elder living and affordable housing, promoting understanding as the core of pioneering ideas.

Before launching DREAMLAND, Nina was the long term Director for Shigeru Ban, the 2014 Pritzker Prize Winner. Her extensive resume includes work with the world’s leading architects, internationally with Renzo Piano and Richard Meier, and locally with Hugh Hardy and Paul Rudolph. A native of Brooklyn NY, she earned her Diploma of Architecture at the Architectural Association in London, and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the City College of New York. She currently teaches at Pratt Institute and Cornell University.

For more information on ArtTable’s Women, Art and Film series please check the ArtTable calendar. The next screening will be the New York preview of Eva Hesse, a documentary on the life and work of the artist, scheduled for March 28th.

Many thanks to the ArtTable film committee and FIFA for their help in organizing this series and to CORE:club for hosting us.

Image courtesy of the film's director



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