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Futures of the Architectural Exhibition Lecture: Martino Stierli

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, oversees the wide-ranging program of special exhibitions, installations, and acquisitions of the Department of Architecture and Design. 

As the Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the University of Zurich’s Institute of Art History, Mr. Stierli focused his research on architecture and media. His project The Architecture of Hedonism: Three Villas in the Island of Capri was included in the 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice. He has organized and co-curated exhibitions on a variety of topics. 

Mr. Stierli’s first monograph, Las Vegas in the Rearview Mirror: The City in Theory, Photography, and Film, was published in 2010. He also authored a book on Robert Venturi’s two-year tenure at the American Academy in Rome and has published essays on Mies van de Rohe, Dadaism and avant-garde architectural montage, modern architecture and uranbism in Brazil, Rem Koolhaas, and urban photography in Edward Ruscha’s books. He has written extensively on contemporary architectural practice, Herzog & de Meuron, the recent global boom in high-rise buildings, and the architecture of Johnston Marklee. In 2012, Mr. Stierli was a fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.