The lecture will look at why Gray was omitted from the canon of modern architecture and design and why she was forgotten about until the latter part of her life. Even after her rediscovery – It will question whether she is being valued as the talented and philosophical designer and architect that she was, or is she valued more as a commodity whose work achieves record prices at auction.
Dr Jennifer Goff is the curator of the Eileen Gray Collection at the Decorative Arts and Design Division of the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. Goff has done extensive research on Eileen Gray and published recently a book on the designer, Eileen Gray: Her Work and Her World. She was a Fulbright Scholar 2016-17, and has lectured and written extensively on Irish design and architecture internationally. Currently Goff is writing for the accompanying catalogue to the forthcoming exhibition on Eileen Gray at the Bard Graduate Center in New York, scheduled to open in late 2019.
ETH Zurich Hönggerberg
Siemens Auditorium HIT E 51