IMAGE: Courtesy David Adjaye – Collaborations.

Rooftop Architecture & Design Film Series: David Adjaye – Collaborations

Roof opens at 7P, Film at 8P. Tickets at the door.

Screening two nights: Wednesday, March 22, and Thursday, March 23. Kimberli Gant, McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, will introduce the film on Wednesday night.

Food and drink available for cash purchase from Royal Blue Grocery, or bring your own picnic!

Collaborations is a portrait of British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye through the eyes of others. The film features interviews with Adjaye’s collaborators, a roster of influential figures in the art and cultural world as well as a significant number of his architectural projects, including public buildings, residential houses, artist studios, and exhibition spaces globally situated and developed over the past fifteen years.

The collaborators—artists, curators, and writers, most of them interviewed on site—give creative insights into Adjaye’s buildings while also offering highly personal perspectives on the particular collaboration. By looking at the work through the eyes of others, the understanding of the architectural approach is enhanced, personalized and broadened to encompass a wider discourse.

The film was specially commissioned by the Haus der Kunst in Munich and The Art Institute of Chicago as part of the first extensive survey exhibition about David Adjaye’s architectural work, curated by Okwui Enwezor and Zoë Ryan. (Directed by Oliver Hardt, 2015, 48 minutes.)

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