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Harry Seidler: modernist
Sat. 22 October 2016, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEDT
The Australian Institute of Architects Foundation in association with Film Art Media invites you to attend the Australian premiere screening of
Harry Seidler : modernist
An insightful retrospective of Seidler’s architectural vision
Tickets: $55 per person
5pm: VIP pre-drinks
6pm Screening (58 min) followed by Q & A with Penelope Seidler, Dr. Paola Favaro and Daryl Dellora
The Foundation is a national body committed to fostering and promoting the art and creativity of architecture for the benefit of the Australian community. Through philanthropy and artistic vision, the Foundation aims to develop a public appreciation of architecture and its contribution to our society.
Harry Seidler : modernist is the first documentary retrospective of Harry Seidler’s architectural legacy and will deliver an intimate portrait of his extraordinary life and internationally recognised work.
Seidler is acclaimed as one of the greatest modernist architects. He won every architectural major prize in Australia, is represented in every major city, and was embraced internationally by the likes of Norman Foster (the London Gherkin) and Renzo Piano (Pompidou Centre, Paris). During a career that spanned almost sixty years he worked in New York, Paris, Vienna, and Mexico, reshaped Sydney and Melbourne Brisbane, Perth, Hong Kong and Vienna and prompted architects and artists from all over the world to look to his work as an inspiration.
Seidler typified the practice of mid-century modernism in Australia more than any other. From the moment he arrived in Sydney his private homes were in demand and his uniquely stylised and innovatively engineered tower blocks came to dominate the skyline. International buildings include the Australian Embassy in Paris and the Wohnpark Neue Donau in Vienna.
2016 marks 10 years since the death of Harry Seidler and this timely documentary will deliver an exhilarating retrospective of Seidler’s architectural vision.
Image: Harry Seidler & Associates, Hocchaus Neue Donau, Vienna (1998-2001). Photographer Michael Hierner
The Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of The Sydney Opera House.
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