Rady JCC & Winnipeg Architecture Foundation presents…
Thursday, September 28, 7:30 p.m.
Harry Seidler: Modernist
The first documentary retrospective of Harry Seidler’s architectural legacy, Harry Seidler: Modernist reveals an intimate portrait of his extraordinary life and internationally recognized work. Seidler is acclaimed as one of the greatest modernist architects. But WWII intervened and Harry Seidler was forced to flee Austria along with thousands of other Jews. He found a short-lived refuge in the UK, until he was interned and deported. It was in Canada that Seidler finally gained acceptance to architectural studies at the University of Manitoba. Harry went on to design hundreds of buildings across Australia.
Australia, 2016, 58 minutes, Director: Daryl Delora, English
Building History: The Story of Benjamin Brown
This is a portrait of Benjamin Brown, Toronto’s first practicing Jewish architect. Working at a time of anti-Semitism in the city, Brown’s buildings stand as a testament to Toronto’s cultural and industrial heritage. Presented with permission of the Ontario Jewish Archives.
Canada, 2016, 8 minutes, Director: Martin Edralin, English
Guest Speaker: Vladimir Belogolovsky
Mr. Belogolovsky is the founder of the New York-based Intercontinental Curatorial Project, which focuses on organizing, curating, and designing architectural exhibitions worldwide. Trained as an architect at Cooper Union in New York, he has written over two hundred articles, as well as five books including Harry Seidler: LIFEWORK (Rizzoli, 2014). His exhibition Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture has been travelling around the world since 2012.
Tickets: $ 9 M /$11 NM