7th May 2024, from 6.30 pm to 8 pm
Park Hub, Via Garofalo 31, Milan

Architecture + Visual Arts: examples and challenges
Our guest is Georges Armaos

Georges Armaos, art historian and consultant for contemporary art, will present key findings from multiple strains of research on the complex relationship between architecture and the visual arts. The two have worked together from the advent of humanity until the beginning of the 20th century. Following a hundred years of divorce, the relationship is showing signs of revival or even renaissance. In the context of cities commoditization and competition, the development of this relationship could have profound implications in the practices of architecture, the visual arts and the future of the environments we live and work in.

Georges Armaos’ career spans journalism, academia, and key roles in the global contemporary art market. He holds a Ph.D. in modern and contemporary art history from Université Paris I, and has been a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at NYU. As a journalist he covered the contemporary arts, architecture and design for twelve years before pivoting to the contemporary art market. Holding positions in Paris, Los Angeles, New York and London including Director at the Gagosian Gallery from 2006 to 2023, he focused on emerging markets and institutional relations as well as liaised with Anselm Kiefer’s studio. For over fifteen years, Armaos has been involved in researching sculpture parks globally, leading to an authoritative study in 2020. He has been instrumental in shaping the cultural strategy for The Ellinikon, Europe's most ambitious real estate project. Since 2021, he is serving as the managing director of Nordic Art Intelligence Foundation, promoting Nordic art history through catalogue raisonnés. He recently accepted an invitation to become member of the artistic council of the Princess Estelle Cultural Foundation in Stockholm.

Park Stage is a series of talks where we invite professionals from various fields to tell the Park team and external audiences about their experiences.

Photos by Nicola Colella