Laura Martínez de Guereñu, winner of the first edition of the Lilly Reich Grant for Equality in Architecture takes part in the SCHTC Colloquim Series “Lost and found: Explaining and exhibiting science in museums and other public spaces” with her lecture “Research results implemented as artistic interventions: Lilly Reich’s work in the Barcelona Pavilion” on an online event next 11 March at 19:00.
At what point was the trace of Lilly Reich’s work lost, and for what reasons was it left out of the exhibitions, catalogues and books that collected the Barcelona Pavilion and catapulted Mies to fame? Re-enactment: Lilly Reich’s work occupies the Barcelona Pavilion is (6 March-15 July, 2020) materialised a silenced authorship both on an architectural and a documentary level. The removal of the vertical screens of the Barcelona Pavilion’s skylight and the incorporation of a horizontal display case reconstructed following its original plans brought to light Lilly Reich’s authorship of the project. Archival evidence (blueprints, letters, photographs, postcards, patents) of her work in the German sections of the 1929 International Exhibition, shown in the display case itself, linked the exhibitions to the Pavilion and restored Lilly Reich to the place that history had denied her.
You can join the online event on this link
Alfons Zarzoso (MHMC)
Pepe Pardo (IMF-CSIC)