2019 Lloyd Rees Lecture (Sydney)


Dang Qun, MAD Architects (China)

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MAD Architects, MAD Harbin Opera House, 2015. Image courtesy © photographer. Photograph: Hufton Crow

Beijing-based architect Dang Qun, principal partner at MAD Architects, delivers this year’s Lloyd Rees Memorial Lecture.

We welcome Dang Qun to the stage to deliver the 2019 Lloyd Rees Memorial Lecture, a discussion on art and architecture. MAD Architects, of which Dang Qun is a principal partner, is a global architecture firm committed to creating a vision for the city of the future that is based on the spiritual and emotional needs of its residents.

This lecture will be moderated by Professor Paul Gladston, a leading expert on Chinese contemporary art and culture and the inaugural Judith Neilson Chair of Contemporary Art at the University of New South Wales.

The Lloyd Rees Memorial Lecture, now in its 10th year, was created in honour of the late painter who delivered insights about art to generations of architecture students.

Supported by Create NSW and presented in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Asia Society, UNSW Art & Design and UNSW Built Environment.

About Dang Qun

Qun Dang, MAD Architects

Dang Qun holds a master’s degree in architecture from Iowa State University and received a Certificate of Merit from the American Institute of Architects in 2000. Her academic career includes a visiting professorship at Pratt Institute, New York, and assistant professor at Iowa State University. Dang has been closely involved in each stage of MAD’s recent projects, including Absolute Towers, Ordos Museum, Chaoyang Park Plaza, Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center, Harbin Opera House, China Philharmonic Concert Hall and Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

About MAD Architects

Founded in Beijing in 2004 by Ma Yansong, MAD Architects is known for the way it interprets the contemporary world through design. The studio is now one of the best-known young Chinese architectural studios worldwide. In 2008, ICON magazine included it among the 20 most influential young architectural studios today. MAD Architects was been awarded a scholarship by the American Institute of Architects in 2001 and won the Architecture League Young Architects Award in 2006.

About the Lloyd Rees Memorial Lecture

The Lloyd Rees Memorial lecture was created in 1998 to honour the memory of the eponymous late Australian painter and lecturer Lloyd Rees, who was known for his passion and insights about the interrelation between art and architecture.

Held every 2 years at the MCA in Sydney, this prestigious lecture is given by an architect or artist and looks at the significant impact of the crossover of art and architecture, issues of architecture, art, urban planning and cultural futures.

Arts, Culture and Diversity spans across visual art and performance, literature, media, technology, education, and community sectors. These events examine cultural traditions and expressions, celebrate diversity and multiculturalism, and explore a changing Australian society. Run as both public and member only events, this programming stream offers an exciting way to engage with the work of Asia Society Australia.


Event Details

Wed 16 Oct 2019
6:30 - 8 p.m.

Lecture theatre: Level 2, Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000

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$32 General admission
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