Wednesday 9 July 2014

Eames: The Architect & The Painter

Three events and a selection of documentaries and films bringing the general public rather than just enthusiasts closer to the world of design and architecture with the Milano Design Film Festival. Examples of weight..
For three consecutive Wednesdays, the anecdotes and stories of directors and experts in the field will introduce and accompany the screenings curated by Antonella Dedini and Silvia Robertazzi, highlighting the characteristics and points of particular interest.

Wednesday 9 July, 20.00
Eames: The Architect & The Painter
by Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey, USA 2011, ’81, Italian
MAXXI Piazza, Spazio YAP – admittance free

The first film about Charles and Ray Eames since their deaths and the only film to peer inside their collaboration, their marriage and the “Renaissance studio” they created in a gritty warehouse in Venice, CA. From a trove of archival material, primarily the stunning films and photographs produced in mind-boggling volume by Charles, Ray and their staff during the hyper-creative forty years of the Eames Office. Family members and design historians help guide the story, but it is in interviews with the junior designers swept into the “24-7” world of “The Eamery,” that a fascinatingly complex picture of this husband and wife creative team really emerges.

Domitilla Dardi Curator MAXXI Design
Antonella Dedini Architect and designer
Silvia Robertazzi ?MiCue Milano Design Partner

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Previous events
Wednesday 1 July | The Architecture of Carlo Scarpa

This event is part of YAP MAXXI 2014Play with architecture