Therme Art, project of the Therme Group company dedicated to art, inaugurates Wellbeing Culture Forum, a new weekly program of online discussions, both public and private, focusing on how covid-19 and its lockdown period are influencing and radically changing the culture sector. The first of these seminars will take place on 27 May from 3-4:30 PM Berlin time (BST: 14:00–15:30; EST 9:00–10:30; PDT:06:00–07:30) in collaboration with Serpentine Galleries. Registration available here.
The digital event, entitled Art in Architecture, will be moderated by the curator and artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries, Hans Ulrich Obrist. The guest panel is composed by the Serpentine Pavilion’s latest three design studios – Sumayya Vally (Counterspace), Frida Escobedo, Junya Ishigami – as well as Torkwase Dyson and Stefano Boeri.
“Art and architecture have a transformative potential.” Affirm Obrist and Bettina Korek (CEO, Serpentine Galleries) “we could not phrase it better than Gerhard Richter, when he said that art is the highest form of hope. The same thing is true also for architecture – it’s something which can have extraordinary impact on all our lives.”
Opening image: Serpentine Pavilion 2018, designed by Frida Escobedo. Photo Iwan Baan.