During the opening weekend of the 4th edition of Autostrada Biennale, we had the privilege of hosting a talk titled "The Origin of the Work of Art" with Yehuda Emmanuel Safran. He is a distinguished member of the Advisory Board of Autostrada Biennale and an internationally acclaimed art and architecture critic.
Yehuda Emmanuel Safran's expertise extends beyond criticism, as he has taught at prestigious institutions such as the Architectural Association in London, the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Among his notable achievements, he co-edited the publication "32 Beijing/New York" with Steven Holl and others, as well as contributing to the editorial team of Springer, Vienna. Additionally, he authored the book "Mies van der Rohe" in 2000.
Throughout his career, he curated several exhibitions, including the Arts Council of Great Britain's touring exhibition on "The Architecture of Adolf Loos" for the British Art Council at ICA London and Cooper Union NY, and the Frederick Kiesler show at the Architectural Association in London in 1989.
We were honored to have Yehuda Emmanuel Safran share his valuable insights during the talk, and we thank him for enriching our event with his expertise and passion for art and architecture. Currently, he continues his work in New York, contributing to the global discourse on the world of art and design.