18 : 00 | Ahmedabad
Join us for the second session of the presentation series ‘Design Futures’ by Prof. Percy Adil Pithawala on Saturday, 22 April 2023 at 6.00 pm.
Design Futures is an outreach platform, an initiative undertaken by The Red Studio to broaden horizons and open up fresh discourses amongst academia, students, and professionals through a multi-disciplinary learning exposure from allied fields of Design. In the second session of the series, Prof. Percy Pithawala will talk about the works of Donald Judd and Bridget Riley.
Donald Judd was an American artist considered a leading international exponent of minimalism. Judd made an immense contribution to defining and articulating the very premise and meaning of the art of his time through a set of collected writings. He published his breakthrough essay “Specific Objects” (1964), in which he strongly advocated for the clarity and independence of the constructed object as a critical work of art devoid of any compositional hierarchies and feelings in a given space.
Bridget Riley is an English painter known for her singular Op Art Paintings. She came to prominence during the American Op Art movement of the 1960s after her inclusion in the 1965 exhibition “The Responsive Eye” at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Her “Op Art” pieces produce a disorienting physical effect on the eye. Bursting with movement and energy and always remaining in the here and now, Riley’s paintings reveal their pleasures generously.
About Prof. Percy Adil Pithawala:
Prof. Percy Adil Pithawala is an architect, academic, and artist with over 30 years in academia and profession. He is a Gold medalist from M.S. University, Baroda after which he subsequently pursued a Master’s in Urban Design from Pratt Institute, New York with excellence honours. He founded The Red Studio in Baroda in 2018 with an objective to further the discourse in Design education, academia, and practice. Thru the Red Studio Prof. Pithawala conducts several design workshops on Art and Architecture, Histories and theories at institutes all over the country. He is currently involved in undertaking Design studios at undergraduate and master’s level at CEPT University as well as associated closely in evolving foundation level pedagogy at Parul University, Baroda. He also mentors thesis students from several institutions including M.S. University, IED Vidhyanagar, PIAR, CEPT University.