Designing an Exhibition: Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity

Thursday, August 4, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Horchow Auditorium

Presented in partnership with The Dallas Architecture Forum 

Join Jaffer Kolb, founder of the design firm New Affiliates and design collaborator to Diller Scofidio + Renfro on Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity, for a talk highlighting the ways in which the themes presented in the exhibition influenced the design of the show. Kolb will discuss the evolution of the design concept, including how the connections between Islamic art and architecture and Cartier’s work played a pivotal role in how the exhibition design developed.

Following his presentation, Kolb will join Sarah Schleuning, curator of Cartier and Islamic Art and The Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the DMA, for a brief conversation moderated by Kate Aoki, AIA, Head of Exhibition Design at the DMA, about the connections between the subject matter and the design of the exhibition. 

Jaffer Kolb
Prior to founding N/A, Jaffer Kolb worked as a designer in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles for a range of international studios. He currently teaches at both Yale’s School of Architecture and Columbia’s GSAPP, and was the 2015 Muschenheim Fellow at the University of Michigan's Taubman College. Previously he worked on the 13th Venice Architecture Biennial under David Chipperfield, and before that he was the US editor for the Architectural Review. He holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton University, a Master of Urban Planning from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from Wesleyan University.  

Cartier and Islamic Art: In Search of Modernity will be open for a special viewing between 5:30 and 7:00 p.m. for those who wish to see the exhibition prior to the presentation. Admission to the exhibition can be purchased with your ticket for the talk.