The Architect's Studio: Wang Shu
Exhibition, African American History and Culture Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark.
The Architect’s Studio intends to show developments among contemporary architects whose sustainable and socially aware practices take on the challenges of globalisation. This first exhibition of the series focuses on Chinese architect Wang Shu, who in 2012 was awarded the Pritzker Prize. He and his wife Lu Wenyu head the Amateur Architecture Studio based in Hangzhou in China. The studio’s name underscores their vision of letting spontaneity, available materials, local culture, and building traditions form the basis for architecture. The specific dearchival photographs, and film clips.
It offers new perspective on the modern master. Alongside his iconic designs, Chareau's life is presented within a rich biographical and cultural context – beginning in Paris, where the majority of his clients were Jewish and prominent members of the French progressive intelligentsia, and cul- minating with his exile in New York as a refugee from Nazi-occupied France.