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More Than Form, Heft, and Material: History and Culture in the Architecture of David Adjaye

Okwui Enwezor begins the essay for “David Adjaye: Form, Heft, Material” without equivocation. It opens with the image of a slave ship and a teeming slum, squarely placing Adjaye’s work within the frame of reference of the dialectics of postcolonialism. These powerful images serve to introduce the importance of the social and political dimensions of Adjaye’s work, investing further nuance to the concepts of “form, heft, and material” than might otherwise be suggested by the exhibition’s title.  More ...

 

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TODAY'S FEATURED VIDEO
In this video, architect and artist David Adjaye talks about his philosophies on critical architecture, teaching a new generation of architects, the importance of observation, and changes in architecture in the 21st century. Adjaye’s notable work, which includes the new National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C. and the Skolkovo Moscow School Of Management, is currently the subject of a groundbreaking exhibition at Haus der Kunst in Munich.
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