Private Views. The Collection and its Site

6 Jul 2019

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A Saturday talk and lunch with Lynne Cooke and 6a architects


As part of the exhibition Unconscious Landscape. Works from the Ursula Hauser Collection, join Drawing Matter at its home at Shatwell Farm, Somerset, for a conversation and lunch that consider the relationship of the private collection and its context.

Shatwell is a working collection of architecture, both drawn and built. It is the home of the architectural drawings collection of Niall Hobhouse and the activities of Drawing Matter, as well as a place where architecture and agriculture convene daily. The everyday life of the farm has a profound effect on the experience of the collection, bringing architecture into an unconscious conversation with the functional world and environments in which it operates. 

Lynne Cooke, senior curator of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, alongside Tom Emerson and Stephanie Macdonald, founding directors of 6a architects, will discuss how as curators and architects they can give meaning to a private collection, when context is as important as content.

The discussion will be followed by a perambulatory lunch curated by matchett & page in collaboration with Lucas Hollweg, chef and author of Good Things to Eat. By responding to the farm as a site, the lunch will allow alternative ways of experiencing the structures dispersed across the valley. 

In the Drawing Matter archive building, a display of drawings from the collection will explore the intersection of art and architecture – from situational and conceptual provocations to projects relating more directly to the idea of the collection.

The day also includes a tour of Unconscious Landscape. Works from the Ursula Hauser Collection at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Please check the website link for the full schedule and information on how to find us.

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6a architects


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Drawing Matter

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