Room E-10 27 began as a project space established by Thomas Butler in an apartment in the Goutte d’Or district of Paris and has since moved to Berlin. The project takes its name from the modernist villa (1924) designed by Irish architect Eileen Gray and found in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France. For many years the villa lay neglected and forgotten, its design wrongly attributed to Le Corbusier. Today it is a protected structure, but has yet to be fully restored or given the kind of recognition that other significant modernist buildings so enjoy. The project is an homage to the spirit of Eileen Gray. It is also a nod to the failures of modernism, its histories of exclusion and erasures.
From December 2016 ROOM E-10 27 has been invited to programme exhibitions at Center, Kurfürstenstr. 174, 10785 Berlin