Member Gallery Talk: Portals—The Visionary Architecture of Paul Goesch

Member Gallery Talk: Portals—The Visionary Architecture of Paul Goesch

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

10:00 AM–11:00 AM
Thaw Gallery


Curator of Contemporary Projects Robert Wiesenberger hosts a conversation about Paul Goesch’s life, work, and avant-garde colleagues; his struggles with mental health and persecution by the Nazis; and the legacies of utopian thinking in architecture.

Paul Goesch (1885–1940) produced one of the most inventive, peculiar, and poignant bodies of work to emerge from Weimar Germany. An artist and architect, he made both fanciful figurative drawings and visionary architectural designs. The latter, in a riot of colors, drip with invented ornament and resemble little made then or since. Drawn primarily from the collection of the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, the Clark’s exhibition is the first solo presentation of Goesch’s work in North America and is accompanied by the first monographic publication in English.

Reservations are required, and capacity is limited. Reserve at [email protected] or call 413 458 0425.

Image: Paul Goesch, Visionary design for an arch (detail), c. 1920–21, Graphite and gouache. Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal, DR1988:0254