Alfred Preis. Displaced-- Vienna in the Tropics
Opening reception and panel talk for ALFRED PREIS. DISPLACED - Vienna in the Tropics, presented by the Austrian Cultural Forum, New York.
6:15 PM Panel Talk with Curators: Prof. D.I. Axel Schmitzberger, R.A., California State Polytechnic University Pomona and Assistant Prof. Laura McGuire, PhD. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
7:00 PM Opening Remarks: Michael Haider, Director, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Laka Preis Carpenter, Grandson of Alfred Preis, and Prof. Axel Schmitzberger, R.A., Curator.
ALFRED PREIS. DISPLACED – Vienna in the Tropics is a cross section of the visionary work of the Austrian-born US architect Alfred Preis (1911-1994), the architect of the Pearl Harbor Memorial. On the eve of Alfred Preis’s 111th anniversary and the 60th anniversary of the USS Arizona Memorial inauguration, it is the first major effort to this date to bring the US-Austrian architect back into the international spotlight by capturing, illustrating, and contextualizing the wide spectrum and influence of his prolific architectural and advocacy work. With his architecture as central focus, the exhibition seeks an opportunity to highlight Preis’s built work to a larger audience and acknowledge the bi-cultural exchange between Austria and the US state of Hawai‘i.
The exhibition is curated by Axel Schmitzberger, with contributions from Laura McGuire. Rsvp: firstname.lastname@example.org