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Fri 09.21.2012

The Essence and The In-between: Art and Architecture - Solange Fabiao

AIA CES: 1.5 LUs

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Where: At The Center   

“When I try to find a connection between my art and my architecture and here specifically with the Cité, I find a search for what is essential, the search for a core element as defining in the work. The two sides of the great curve (The limit in-between – this intersection is the sea’s profundity when it touches the open sky), its dynamics express indispensable qualities of the ocean and the surf.” S.F. 2011 Artist and architect Solange Fabião was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

New York based Brazilian artist and architect Solange Fabião will talk about her artistic path from her early work Diagonal System, the TRANSITIO Series, Highlighting the Line to the realization of the Cité de L’Océan et du Surf in Biarritz, France, a collaboration with Steven Holl Architects. The Cité de l'Océan et du Surf Museum was designed to raise awareness of oceanic issues and explore educational and scientific aspects of the surf and sea as well as their role upon our leisure, science, and ecology. It is comprised of a museum building, exhibition areas, and a plaza.

Fabião has been focusing on the integration of the fields of art, architecture and design as well as on the expansion of her perception throughout the various cultures she experienced during her life and career.

Fabião studied architecture, received her BFA in set design. Fabião worked as set designer for the Brazilian Network Rede Globo and designed sets for theater in Rio de Janeiro and in Berlin, Germany. Fabião studied digital media and art history at the HDK and Freie Universität Berlin, arriving in Berlin seven months before the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. In 1994, after experiencing the five initial years of Germany’s Unification, Fabião moved to New York.

Fabião received several honorary mentions for her architectural projects, among them one given by the Finnish Association of Architects in 1999 for the project Xky Xcraper her first collaboration with Steven Holl Architects. For more information please visit:

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$10 for Non-Members

Organized by the AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee


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