Maya Lin: Projects and Processes

Date
24.05.2018
Time
17:00 - 18:30
Address
Auditorium 2
KADK
Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 53
1435 Copenhagen K
Price
Free

Open lecture with artist, designer and environmentalist Maya Lin. 

Maya Lin will be speaking about her work in art, architecture and memorials, sharing her creative process and ideas behind the making of some of her seminal works and how her work is focused on connecting people to the natural world and environmental concerns.

Following her lecture, Lin will be in conversation with Lars Nittve about the art project she has been invited to contribute to the New North Zealand Hospital in Hillerød.

Maya Lin. Photo Jesse Frohman

About Maya Lin

Maya Lin is an artist, designer and environmentalist who interprets the natural world through science, history, politics, and culture. 

From her very first work, The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, Lin has gone on to a simply remarkable career in art and in architecture while still being committed to works that have dealt with memory and history and some of the critical cultural issues of our time. 

Lin has created seminal art and architectural works, such as the groundbreaking four-acre earthwork for the Storm King Art Center and the 11-acre A Fold in the Field for Gibbs Farm in New Zealand. 

Lin’s architectural works include a Chapel and Library for the Children’s Defense Fund and the master plan and primary building in Novartis’ Cambridge, Massachusetts complex. 

About Lars Nittve

Lars Nittve is an art historian, curator and writer. He was for almost thirty years the director of a number of major museums around the world, among them The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, Tate Modern in the U.K., Moderna Museet in Sweden and most recently M+ in Hong Kong. 

Since the Spring of 2016 he is an independent writer and advisor to museums and foundations worldwide.