About this talk

Running time: 29 minutes

James Wines comes from Chicago, and studied art and art history at Syracuse University. From 1955 to 1968 he worked as a sculptor and exhibited widely, receiving many fellowships and grants. Alison Sky graduated in Fine Arts at Adelphi University and also received many fellowships.

In 1970. Wines, Sky and Michelle Stones founded SITE, an interdisciplinary architecture and design organisation for exploring new ideas for the visual environment.

SITE has always been a collaboration of artists, architects, sociologists, psychologists, whose work is therefore much oriented to information and site. As Wines says, they start with information, and that information is then recycled through an art-making process, letting it be invaded by all kinds of outside ideas which totally change the context of the building.

In their talk, Wines and Sky illustrate their ideas with a number of their projects, including some of the renowned Best Products buildings. They deal with different situations that seem to be typical and, by fusing them, create a new relationship between ideas, a new structure.

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James Wines

Alison Sky


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