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INSIDE (hi) STORIES: Allan Wexler on the Art of Building in Ten Books

Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

glass corner, 206 25 East 13th Street, New York, NY

As metaphors for human interaction Allan Wexler’s work evolves from ritual and ceremony. Influenced by architecture and by methods of scientific research, his work dissects our daily domestic needs and actions.

Wexler explores the relationship between human activity and the built environment. He makes buildings, furniture, vessels and utensils as backdrops and props for everyday, ordinary human activity. These objects isolate and elevate our daily rituals such as eating, sleeping, and bathing. In turn, the objects become mechanisms that activate ritual, ceremony and movement, turning these activities into theater.

Wexler has worked in the fields of architecture, design and fine art for forty years. He is represented by the Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York City, exhibited and lectured internationally and currently teaches in the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City.

A catered reception will follow the lecture.

INSIDE (hi) STORIES is a Histories & Theories series, curated by design historian Sarah Lichtman, Assistant Professor of Art and Design Studies in the School of Art and Design History and Theory, and architectural historian Ioanna Theocharopoulou, Assistant Professor of Interior Design in the School of Instructed Environments. 

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Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


Art and Design


School of Art and Design History and Theory, Parsons School of Design, School of Constructed Environments




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