Modernism. Author is in the Detail
Center for Urban History, Lviv
Modernism intending to be independent from decorative affiliations, inspired by a simple geometry and basic geometrical figures, unified with the armored concrete structures of the churn out production lines and the standards of the "necessary minimum", completed the search for the one-piece universal architecture that started back in the 18th century.
Does this kind of architecture have a room for personalities and individualities? These questions were posed not only in respect to Soviet architecture, but also to architecture in general, that was built in the late 1920s, and in the 1960s, and equally today, in a pan-European and eventually in global context. Can we spot the author in Modernist architecture and discern his or her own style? We shall try to find the answers in the details. After all, even Modernism is not deprived of details.
During the talk with Kateryna Konsulova and Anastasiya Demyanyk, the authors of some pieces that have become part of exhibition solutions, and with the researcher of architecture Olha Zarechnyuk, we shall discuss a personality of an architect hiding in the details of his/her objects.
This meeting will launch a series of monthly talks at the exhibition where we shall discuss the exhibition with authors, researchers of architecture, and historians, we shall reflect on it, and its specific topics, and broader on heritage of late Modernism in the present-day Lviv. Meetings will take place within the exhibition "Phototecture of Modernism".
For more details, please, contact Victoria Panas, coordinator of the exhibition program ([email protected], +38 093 43 65 134)
Cover Image: Kateryna Konsulova, Details Project.
Image Gallery by Bohdan Yemets