In collaboration with Columbia Maison Française
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Maison Française, Buell Hall
The professional life of Swiss-born artist/designer and French citizen Janette Laverrière (1909-2011) spanned crucial shifts in design thinking and the politics of value within design and architecture. Having helped found the Front National des decorateurs in 1944, followed by the Union des artistes decorateurs et createurs d'ensembles, that same year, Laverrière's career continued to impact, art, design, and social movements until her death in 2011.
Fionn Meade (Senior Curator, Walker Art Center, Visual Arts Adjunct Faculty) leads a discussion with Ana Janevski (Associate Curator of Media and Performance Art, MoMA), Dominic Eichler and Michel Ziegler (Founders of Silberkuppe, Berlin) on the politics of value within art, design and architecture in the work of designer/artist Janette Laverrière. This panel is featured in ART², a month-long visual arts festival exploring ideas and themes paramount to the international art world, organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.