September 30, 2008 - Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation - Toyo Ito
September 30, 2008

Toyo Ito

Toyo Ito, Sendai Mediathèque, 1997-2000, section Drawing.

6th AUSTRIAN FREDERICK
KIESLER PRIZE FOR
ARCHITECTURE AND THE
ARTS 2008 to TOYO ITO

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Mariahilfer Straße
1b / Top 1, A-1060 Vienna
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AWARD CEREMONY: Thursday, 16 October 2008, 11 a.m.
City Hall Vienna

This year’s Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts goes to the Japanese Architect Toyo Ito. Vienna’s City Councillor for Culture and Science, Andreas Mailath-Pokorny, presents the award on 16 October 2008, at 11 a.m, at the Senate Chamber of the City Hall Vienna.

The Kiesler Prize is presented for extraordinary achievements in architecture and the arts that relate to Frederick Kiesler’s experimental, innovative attitudes and his theory of ‘correlated arts’. The international jury acknowledges Toyo Ito as an architect, “who has been focusing on fundamental questions of architecture with regard to their social-cultural modes of action for more than thirty years, without heed for prevalent fashions. … In the 1980s, Toyo Ito’s architecture […] celebrated nomadic life and the mediatisation of our world, as manifested as determining factors in the new metropolises of this world, with a conceptual lightness in terms of constructions, material and colouring. Since the 1990s, Toyo Ito has been calling for the creation of a new relationship between architecture and the natural environment beyond the concepts of modernism.”

EXHIBITION: TOYO ITO _ FLUID SPACE
Opening: Thursday, 16 October 2008, 5 p.m.
Kiesler Foundation Vienna, Mariahilferstraße 1b, 1060 Vienna

On the occasion of those events the Kiesler Foundation will show a selection of important works of TOYO ITO which make his conceptual approach on his far-reaching innovative design and architectural outlines visible.

KIESLER-LECTURE BY TOYO ITO: GENERATIVE ORDER
Lecture: Thursday, 16 October 2008, 7 p.m.
Vienna University of Technology, Audi Max, Getreidemarkt 9, 1060 Vienna

TOYO ITO gives the first Kiesler-Lecture at the Audi Max of the Vienna University of Technology, organised by the Institute for Concept and Design, Faculty of Architecture TU-Vienna in cooperation with the Kiesler Foundation Vienna.

In addition to the exhibition, WITTMANN MÖBELWERKSTÄTTEN in cooperation with the Italian furniture manufacturer HORM present designs by TOYO ITO at the Wittmann furniture showroom, Friedrichstraße 10, A-1010 Vienna.

Supported by:
Wien Kultur
UNIQA
Wittmann
Horm

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