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Lecture by Heie Treier about the Estonian-born architect Louis Kahn

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Lecture by Heie Treier about the Estonian-born architect Louis Kahn

  • New York Estonian House 243 East 34th Street New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

Is the architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974) not only in dialogue with a history of the finest works of architecture, but also with the medieval architecture of his the birthplace, the island of Saaremaa? Art historian Heie Treier will introduce her latest research which is based on the above assumption.  She will make use of the work of the architectural photographer Arne Maasik, who has spent a decade photographing Kahn’s buildings in the United States, Bangladesh, and India, in comparison to Saaremaa’s medieval architecture. 

Art critic Heie Treier, PhD teaches art history and theory at the Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication Schoolat Tallinn University, where she focuses on contemporary art.  She and Arne Maasik collaborated on the 2016 Kahn exhibition at the Kuressaare Castle in Saaremaa "Kahn: Islander,” accompanied by a book of the same name, which was completed at the request of the Louis Kahn Estonian Foundation.

Jaanika Peerna and David Rothenberg reflect on Treier’s hypothesis in a performance that uses drawing, music and verbal means (20 min).

Jaanika Peerna is a New York-based artist working in drawing, installation and performance. Her work is represented by ARC Fine Art in the US and Galerie Ulf Larsson in Cologne.

David Rothenberg is distinguished professior of philosophy and music at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has published numerous books and is a recording artist with ECM.