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.
Panelists include André Rottman (former Editor of Texte Zur Kunst), Fionn Meade (senior curator Walker Art Center), and Berlin-based poet and critic Dominic Eichler.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.
Co-sponsored by the Columbia University School of the Arts and Columbia Maison Française
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