Welcome (To The Teknival). Kasper Akhøj, in Ivorypress

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Address
Ivorypress. C/ Comandante Zorita, 46-48. Madrid, Spain.
Dates
12 September to 3 November 2018
Panel discussion
12 September 2018 at 7 p.m., with the participation of Kasper Akhøj, Alberto Campo Baeza, Martha Thorne, Elisabetta Emina and Elena Ochoa Foster.

Eileen Gray

Eileen Gray (1878-1976) is an architect and furniture designer born in Ireland. She is considered one of the most influential women of the 20s in those fields.

In 1901 she enrolled in drawing at the Slade School of Fine Arts in London, and during his visits to the Victoria and Alberto Museum he developed her admiration for the Asian works of lacquer and in 1902 she settled temporarily in Paris to continue her studies in drawing at the École Colarossi. Gray settled permanently in Paris in 1906. She practiced little as an architect due to the restrictions that women had at that time in the architecture profession. Among his scarce projects are Villa E-1027 and Villa Tempe á Pailla, on the Costa Azul.

She obtained more fame as an interior designer and furniture designer. Although after the Second World War was losing this reputation little by little. Only in her last years of life did she return to that fame when the designer Zeev Aram took control of the rights of her work and rediscovered it to the world.

Kasper Akhøj

Kasper Akhøj (Copenhagen, 1976) works with film, sculpture and photography. He studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany and at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. The artist completed the Whitney Independent Study Program, in New York, in 2009.

Recent solo exhibitions include Welcome (To The Teknival) at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, in Germany; and Overgaden—Institute for Contemporary Art in Copenhagen, Denmark. His work has also been shown at MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residecies Ludlow 38, New York, USA; Art in General, New York, USA; and the 28th São Paulo Biennial, Brazil. In 2010 he was an artist-in-residence at the 29th São Paulo Biennial, as well as at the Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Centre in Istanbul, Turkey.

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