Film

David Adjaye—Collaborations

Jun 25 2017
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Part of
2017 Architecture and Design Films Showcase
Description
dir. Oliver Hardt
The first feature-length documentary on the designer of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

This documentary on British Ghanaian architect David Adjaye, lead designer of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, features interviews with his collaborators—a roster of influential figures in the art and cultural world—as well as a significant number of his architectural projects, including public buildings, residential houses, artist studios, and exhibition spaces. (2015, 52 min, digital).

Preceded by The 100 Years Show (dir. Alison Klayman), a portrait of the Cuban American artist Carmen Herrera, tracing her long career, from architecture studies in Cuba to her involvement with the Salon des Réalités Nouvelles in Paris. Herrera has been largely ignored until the last decade, when institutions from New York’s Museum of Modern Art to London’s Tate Modern began acquiring her work and acknowledging it as a precursor to Modernism. (2015, 30 min, digital)

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Credits

In partnership with AIGA and SF Design Week.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA Programs in 16–17 are made possible in part by:
The James Irvine Foundation

Additional Funding for YBCA Programs 16–17:
National Endowment for the Arts, Adobe, Abundance Foundation, Gaia Fund, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Lead Image: Courtesy the filmmaker