A DAY IN THE LIFE OF LE CORBUSIER
Friday 01 October 01:00 pm to Saturday 30 October 09:00 pm
La galerie , Alliance Française de Singapour
"Discover the man, the total artist, who for one day could change your life."
-- Fabian Forni, Executive Director of Alliance Française de Singapour.
Discover the different facets of Le Corbusier, a day of his life and the ideas that help shape the world we see and are in today. Alliance Française is proud to present. "A Day in the Life of Le Corbusier" showcases 45 models of Le Corbusier's iconic buildings, furniture, as well as original prints. Discover more about the distinguished artist in our gallery.
The exhibition is organized with the support of La Fondation Le Corbusier and in conjunction with Archifest 2021.
From 01 to 30 October 2021
Free entrance with registrations here
Gallery Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday: 1:00pm-7:30pm
To ensure a COVID-safe environment, please note the following:
- For weekends, we strongly advise that you book your tickets here prior to the event and come at your earliest convenience at your registered time slot to achieve optimal viewing time, which is 30-minutes/pax.
- For weekdays, we encourage you to book your tickets all the same, which would be a longer 45-minutes/pax.
- For walk-ins during time slots that are fully booked, you will have to wait until the next one with available tickets.
- If you are unable to visit the exhibition, please cancel your booking ASAP following the instructions on the ticket-attached email. This will allow sufficient time for other visitors to register.
Your kind cooperation is very much appreciated.
« Le matin, à la peinture, l’après-midi, à l’autre bout de Paris, architecture et urbanisme. »
Born as Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris on October 6, 1887, in La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland) Le Corbusier is a French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of modern architecture.
When the first issue of "L'Esprit nouveau" (new spirit) was published, Charles-Éduoard Jeanneret-Gris took on the pseudonym Le Corbusier, as an alteration of his grandfather's last name, Lecorbésier. This allows him to create a persona that would separate his writing from his work as a painter and an architect.
In partnership with his cousin Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier would put his theories into practice in several projects, always combining aesthetics with functionality, such as in the Villa Savoye.
In 1930, he obtained French nationality and married Yvonne Gallis. During this period, Le Corbusier reformulated his theories on urbanism, publishing them in "La Ville Radieuse" (The Radiant City). In the Radiant City, he abandoned the class-based system, assigning housing based on family size rather than economic position. The publication also gave him an opportunity to re-evoke the essential elements of his architecture and urbanism: sun, space, greenery - essential conditions for man.
After the devastating war, Le Corbusier proposed his "Unités d'Habitation", and built the Cité Radieuse in Marseille. He continued his publications with Le Modular (1950), a presentation of modern architecture based on the Golden Ratio.
Le Corbusier, an internationally recognised luminary who had a profound impact on the 20th century, had 17 of his buildings classified in the UNESCO World Heritage List. On the 27th of August 1965, he died of a heart attack, in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
Photo credit: © CHRISTER STRÖMHOLM / STRÖMHOLM ESTATE