Artist Katarina Burin and writer Claire Barliant will discuss Burin's book Contribution and Collaboration: The Work of Petra Andrejova-Molnár and Her Contemporaries published by Koenig Books in 2016.
Burin’s Petra Andrejova-Molnar project gives voice to female designers while questioning notions of authorship and authenticity, the relationship between gender and the archive, and the historical tension between national identity and internationalist aspirations. The book, an extension of the project, presents biographical narrative about the education and design work of Andrejova-Molnar, and positions her work in relation to mid-20th-century female architects Charlotte Perriand and Eileen Grey.
Katarina Burin is currently faculty in theVisual and Environmental Studies Department. Burin's recent solo projects include exhibitions at Kunstverein Langenhagen, Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart) and P! (New York), along with gallery exhibitions at Ratio 3 (San Francisco), M29 Richter & Brückner (Cologne) and Lucile Corty (Paris). She has participated in many group exhibitions including at the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Aspen Art Museum, Form/Content (London), White Columns (New York), Participant Inc. (New York) and Galerie Max Hetlzer (Berlin). She was the recipient of the 2013 James and Audrey Foster Prize from the ICA Boston. >
Claire Barliant is a writer and editor based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her writing on art, architecture, and design appears frequently in magazines and websites including ArtPapers, Art in America, Bomb, Icon, Triple Canopy, and Metropolis, where she worked as managing editor. In addition, she has contributed texts to several catalogues, including the forthcoming Whitney Biennial and a retrospective on the artist Paul Ramirez Jonas at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. She has lectured or participated in panel discussions at Dia:Beacon, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the New York Public Library. >