Silvia Barisione: “The Art Deco of Our Time: A Constant Aesthetic” | Lecture at the 16th World Congress on Art Deco

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Silvia Barisione lecture

On Tuesday, April 25, Silvia Barisione spoke at the Jewish Museum of Florida for the 16th World Congress on Art Deco lecture series.

In her lecture, Barisione talks about Art Deco as a global art and architectural style and its beginnings in Paris.

She discusses its influences and how the style spread across the globe and took over the architecture of some of the world’s biggest cities.

Silvia Barisione is chief curator at The Wolfsonian–FIU, Miami Beach. Previously she was a founding curator at the Wolfsoniana in Genoa, Italy. Her research focuses primarily on twentieth-century design, architecture, and material culture.

She has curated numerous exhibitions including Rebirth of Rome, Modern Dutch Design, Deco: Luxury to Mass Market, and Shameless: Bas van Beek. For the Guggenheim in New York, she was an advisor to the exhibition Italian Futurism 1909–1944.

In 2014 she was bestowed Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy) by the Italian government as an outstanding expatriate promoting national prestige abroad.

Silvia Barisione recently wrote an essay on the architecture of Miami Beach for the catalog of the current exhibition Art Déco: France / Amerique du Nord at The Cite de l’Architecture in Paris: “L’Architecture de Miami Beach”, in Emmanuel Bréon (ed.), L’Art Déco: France, Amerique du Nord (Norma Éditions: Paris, 2021).

The 16th World Congress on Art Deco was made possible with the support of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Miami Beach, Miami-Dade County, the State of Florida, the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies, and the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches.

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