A lecture by Galia Solomonoff,‘94 M.Arch, Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia GSAPP and Principal of SAS/Solomonoff Architecture Studio. Professor Weiping Wu, Interim Dean and Director of the Urban Planning programs at Columbia GSAPP, will provide the introduction. Professor Mabel O. Wilson will provide the response.
This lecture will be held in person and is open to Columbia University affiliates with a Green Pass, and will be live-streamed for the general public on the GSAPP YouTube Channel.
As Principal of SAS/Solomonoff Architecture Studio in Chelsea, New York City and a registered architect, Galia Solomonoff has worked with over 40 international artists, creating installations in homes, museums, airports and the public way. As architect of Dia:Beacon, Solomonoff collaborated with artists Robert Irwin, Richard Serra, and Michael Heizer among others to interpret their sketches into permanently built art works. She has done the same for collectors, transforming homes with permanent art installations by to live with. For The Jewish Museum and the Institute for the Study of Ancient History, Solomonoff is engaged in ongoing assignments to design temporary exhibits, ranging from Chagall to Modigliani, Islamic Manuscripts to Burle Marx and Ancient History. Galia’s expertise extends to art centered restaurants, such as Kappo Masa for Larry Gagosian at 980 Madison which features works by Picasso and Russ and Daughters at The Jewish Museum with a mural by Maira Kalman. Currently an Associate Professor at Columbia GSAPP and member of the university’s Global initiatives, Galia engages in discussions of art, architecture, and how to further their public democratic mission in the cultural and political sphere.
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