Structure and Curator Jean-Louis Cohen Passes Away at 74

Structure and Curator Jean-Louis Cohen Passes Away at 74

Architect, critic, and curator Jean-Louis Cohen handed away on the age of 74 yesterday, August 7. Acknowledged for his in depth analysis within the discipline of recent structure and concrete planning, he held the Sheldon H. Solow Chair of Architectural Historical past at New York College since 1994.

Cohen served as a curator for numerous prestigious exhibitions, together with some held on the Museum of Fashionable Artwork, the Canadian Centre for Structure, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Cité de l’Structure et du Patrimoine, and the MAXXI. Extra just lately, alongside Brazilian researcher Vanessa Grossman, he curated the exhibition “Geografias Construídas: Paulo Mendes da Rocha,” which opened in Might on the Casa da Arquitectura in Portugal.

Amongst his in depth literary manufacturing, notable books embody “Constructing a New New World: Amerikanizm in Russian Structure” (2020), “Frank Gehry; Catalogue Raisonné of the Drawings; Quantity One, 1954-1978” (2020), “Le Corbusier: an Atlas of Fashionable Landscapes” (2013), “O futuro da arquitetura desde 1889” (2013), “Structure in Uniform; Designing and Constructing for WWII” (2011), “Mies van der Rohe” (2007), and “Casablanca, Colonial Myths and Architectural Ventures” (with Monique Eleb, 2002).

Born in Paris in 1949, Cohen studied structure at École Spéciale d’Structure and Unité Pédagogique n° 6. He accomplished his doctorate in Artwork Historical past at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in 1985. After directing the Architectural Analysis Program of the French Ministry of Housing from 1983 to 1996, he taught as a researcher on the Paris-Villemin Faculty of Structure and held the Chair of City Planning Historical past on the Institut Français d’Urbanisme on the College of Paris from 1996 to 2004.

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In 1998, he led the event of the Cité de l’Structure et du Patrimoine in Paris, which opened in 2007. As a curator, he organized notable exhibitions comparable to “The Misplaced Vanguard” on the Museum of Fashionable Artwork (2007), “Structure in Uniform” on the Canadian Centre for Structure (1995, 2011), and “Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Fashionable Landscapes” on the Museum of Fashionable Artwork in New York (2013). Moreover, he served as curator of the French Pavilion on the 2014 Venice Biennale.