Travelling exhibition Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design will be on display from 23rd February to 17th March at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design. The exhibition is dedicated to the 90th birthday of Harry Seidler, the most famous Australian architect of the 20th century.
The exhibition traces Austrian-born Harry Seidler’s (25.06.1923, Vienna – 09.03.2006, Sidney) key role in bringing Bauhaus principles to Australia and identifies his distinctive place and hand within and beyond modernist design methodology.
The fifteen featured projects – five houses and five towers in Sydney, and five major commissions beyond Sydney – focus on Seidler’s lifelong creative collaborations with progressive artistic visionaries, a pursuit he directly inherited from Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius.
This exhibition was developed by New York-based Intercontinental Curatorial Project with Penelope Seidler and Harry Seidler & Associates in Sydney and is presented through architectural models, sculpture maquettes, photographs, films, correspondence, books, scrapbooks, periodicals, drawings, and original sketches.