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The Ethics of Dust: Jorge Otero-Pailos Artist Talk
Thu 1 September 2016, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
Jorge Otero-Pailos on the evolution of The Ethics of Dust at Westminster Hall
Free (booking required)
In the Grand Committee Room, Westminster Hall
18:30, Thursday 1 September 2016
The Ethics of Dust is a temporary site-specific artwork made for Westminster Hall, the oldest building on the Parliamentary Estate, home to the UK’s House of Commons and House of Lords. Created by artist, architect and conservationist Jorge Otero-Pailos, the work is a 50-metre long translucent latex cast of the hall’s east wall, containing hundreds of years of surface pollution and dust.
About Jorge Otero-Pailos
Jorge Otero-Pailos (b. 1971, Madrid, Spain) works at the intersection of art, architecture and preservation. He is Associate Professor and Director of Historic Preservation at Columbia University. His work has been exhibited at major museums, festivals, galleries and foundations, notably, the 53rd Venice Biennale, Italy, the V&A, London and the Louis Vuitton Galerie Museum.
Otero-Pailos is the founder and editor of the journal Future Anterior, the author of Architecture’s Historical Turn (2010) and a contributor to scholarly journals and books including the Oxford Encyclopaedia of Aesthetics and Rem Koolhaas’ Preservation Is Overtaking Us (2014). He is a member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences of Puerto Rico and the recipient of awards from art, architecture and preservation organisations including the UNESCO Eminent Professional Award.