Peter Noever: craving thrust reversal in architecture

Cyprus : Peter Noever: craving thrust reversal in architecture

The Embassy of Austria in Cyprus and the ARTos Foundation cordially invite you to a Public Lecture and Discussion by Austrian designer, curator and exhibition designer Peter Noever C.E.O. and Artistic Director of the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art in Vienna, entitled "Peter Noever: craving thrust reversal in architecture"

Peter Noever – Bio:

Designer, curator and exhibition designer in Vienna, Los Angeles, and abroad; he realized numerous exhibitions on art and architecture as well as exhibitions of his own architecture and design works in Europe, the US and Asia. He has realized various product designs and developed ground-breaking design strategies.

Since 1986 he has held the position of C.E.O. and Artistic Director of the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, in Vienna. As artistic director initiating the general adaptation of the MAK for the reinstallation of the MAK's permanent collection and redesign of the gallery spaces by contemporary artists; interventions in the building’s structure including James Wines/SITE’s “Gate to the Ring”, James Turrell’s “MAKLite” and Walter Pichler’s “Gate to the Garden” as well as launching art in the public realm (Franz West, Donald Judd, Philip Johnson, Michael Kienzer). 1994 foundation of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles. 2006 foundation of the Josef Hoffmann Museum, Brtnice, a joint branch of the Moravian Gallery in Brno and the MAK Vienna. 2008 foundation of the MAK UFI – Urban Future Initiative in the Fitzpatrick-Leland House, Los Angeles.

Peter Noever has served as lecturer of Design Analysis at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and as guest professor for Museology at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

From 1982–1994 he was publisher and editor-in-chief of UMRISS, the magazine for architecture.

Noever continues to work on various architectural projects, such as the land art intervention “The Pit” in Breitenbrunn/Burgenland (1971–today), the design for the MAK Terrace Plateau in the MAK Garden (1989/1993), CAT – Contemporary Art Tower / The 21st Century Collection together with Sepp Müller and Michael Embacher (1989), the Havana Project (with Carl Pruscha) in the capacity of the urban planning consultant for the Cuban Ministry of Culture and the UNESCO (1995), and “MAK über Wien. Reparatur, Intervention und Erweiterung” together with Embacher/Wien (2009), a feasibility study defining the changed requirement profile of the museum and proposing concrete agendas for the public realm. He lives and works in Vienna.


Thursday, December 9th, 2010
Time: Starts at 20:00


64 Ayion Omoloyiton Avenue
Nicosia, Nicosia 1080, Cyprus
Phone: 22445455

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