"A creative dialogue between peers, as well as a gift from a student to his master."--NEW YORK TIMES
The Church of Saint Pierre, in Firminy, France, was designed by pivotal 20th-century architect Le Corbusier with a young associate, Jose Oubrerie, in the early 1960s. Now, after years of delays and interruptions, Oubrerie, a professor at Ohio State's Knowlton School of Architecture, is bringing the project to fruition. The structure has become a true partnership between these two architects, and this exhibition invites you to examine the interaction of their ideas. Featuring historical and contemporary photographs, sketches, and drawings, and a newly commissioned model, the exhibition strives to bring the experience of the building to the Wexner Center galleries.
Organized by the Wexner Center. Curated by Head Registrar Megan Cavanaugh Novak. A catalogue with contributions from Novak and noted architectural theorist and critic Jeffrey Kipnis, also a professor at the Knowlton School of Architecture, accompanies the show.
All works by Le Corbusier or Atelier Le Corbusier: © 2006 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris / FLC.
L'eglise Saint-Pierre a Firminy, 1963
Lithography on paper, ed. 29/275
Collection Musee d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne Metropole
Free for to all audiences (advanced registration required)
Major support provided by Capgemini, NBBJ, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
Catalogue made possible by a generous gift from Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown.
Additional exhibition support provided by Cityspace and Infiniti of Columbus, auto•des•sys, The Columbus Chapter of The American Institute of Architects, Robert and Sally Wandel, Merilynn and Tom Kaplin, James and Linda Miller, and Myers Financial Services LLC.