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Eileen Gray: Issues in Research and Architecture
A Virtual Event
August 27, 2020
12 pm

Eileen Gray has received widespread acclaim as one of the most accomplished woman designers of the twentieth century and one of the few women to practice architecture in France between the World Wars. Yet despite her fame that largely came posthumously, Gray’s career, and in particular the legitimacy of her independent work as an architect, has endured extensive scrutiny. 

In our second webinar in this series about Gray, Cloé Pitiot and Nina Stritzler-Levine, the co-organizers of the exhibition Eileen Gray at the Bard Graduate Center, will explicate and respond to the prevailing issues surrounding Gray and architecture. They will discuss the exhibition’s presentation of Gray as an architect and share their thoughts on the challenges associated with resolving some of the unanswered questions about her work. Among the most important of these issues is distinguishing the specific creative roles Gray and Romanian architect Jean Badovici each played in their collaborative projects which include E 1027 and the lesser-known residences at Vézelay, an artist community outside Paris. The discussion will also consider Tempe a Pailla and Lou Pérou, the houses Gray designed for herself in the south of France, as well as the unrealized modern and vernacular projects of the 1930s and late 1940s. 

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