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Peter Clegg @ MOME

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photo: Gergő Gosztom

Peter Clegg architect, founding director of Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios held a lecture at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest on 17 November 2014. Clegg, who arrived to Budapest for the invitation of his former colleague Ákos Juhász, director of the Architecture Institute, leads one of the most successful practices in present-day British architecture, as proved by various awards and recognitions, the 2008 Stirling Prize and several RIBA Awards among them.

In his lecture titled ’Places for Art’ Peter Clegg reviewed projects designed for artist and art institutions by Feilden Clegg Bradley. ’I’m not an artist, but secretly I wish to be’, so he started the presentation, followed by a comment on the strange dichotomy resulted by the situation of being an artist who creates spaces for others. Among realized works he presented Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art and Design, and the Leventis Art Gallery in Cyprus. He also gave a detailed introduction to the award-winning, yet still unrealized design to the reconstruction and extension of the South Bank Center in London. In the final moments Peter Clegg presented an art project, a collaboration between him and sculptor Antony Gormley, realized on the Svalbard archipelago.

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