Bronx Museum, Architecture Conference: Beyond the Super-Square

At the Corner of Art & Architecture

October 28-30, 2011
Beyond the Super Square: At the Corner of Art & Architecture is a three-day conference designed to draw attention to an important historical period of modernist architectural production in Latin America and the Caribbean that, 50 years later, continues to resonate among contemporary artists. Held on October 28–30, 2011, the conference strives to contextualize the impact of modernist architecture throughout the Americas through a series of panels and presentations by architects, urban planners, and contemporary artists.

Conference events are free with registration, except where noted. For more information and registration visit

Friday October 28, 2011

Conceived by artist Pedro Reyes


The New School | Tishman Auditorium | 66 W. 12th Street | New York NY

Beyond the Super-Square inaugurates with The Architecture Challenge! In lieu of a traditional opening night lecture, our conference speakers will come together as contestants to test their knowledge of modernist architecture in a playful game show style competition. Our charming hosts, Eva Franch i Gilabert (Director, Storefront for Art and Architecture) and Terence Gower (artist) will grill conference participants on the most obscure architectural facts.
This evening of game and celebration is conceived by artist Pedro Reyes and organized by The Bronx Museum of the Arts in collaboration with The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.

Saturday October 29, 2011
The Bronx Museum of the Arts | 1040 Grand Concourse | Bronx NY

Beyond the Super-Square
Symposium brings together architects, artists, scholars, and urban planners for a daylong series of panels to explore the varied and dynamic exchanges between Latin America’s vanguards of modern architecture and contemporary art. Masterworks by modernist Latin American and Caribbean architects such as Mathias Goertiz, Lina Bo Bardi, Max Borges, Mario Pani, and Carlos Raul Villanueva, among others, will be evaluated through the unique perspective of contemporary artists to offer a broad critical understanding of the transformative environments that hailed Latin America’s transition into modernity.

Sunday October 30, 2011


Various Sites | Meets at Lexington & E. 59th | $30.00 includes lunch

Discover New York City’s overlooked modern architectural heritage in the Bronx. A bus tour led by architectural historian Matthew Postal will cover various sites in the Bronx including two university campuses, government offices, and high-rise structures designed by renowned architects Marcel Breuer, Philip Johnson, and Paul Rudolph, among others.

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