“Olivo Barbieri – Italian quakes and other diseases” at Gibellina Photoroad

July 31, 2016

The rich programme of this first edition of the festival includes exhibitions, talks, portfolio reviews, workshops and much more. Thirty photo exhibitions featuring internationally renowned artists will be showcased alongside artworks by emerging artists. During opening days the exhibitions will be accompanied by a series of talks and debates.

 

Site Specific, Napoli © Olivo Barbieri

Site Specific, Napoli © Olivo Barbieri

 

The first edition of the Festival explores the theme of Disorder: a keyword bound to our time and a term clearly characterised by catastrophes, upheavals and experimentation. It is neither chaos nor anarchy. It is rather a continuous, non-linear movement opposed to static order, one that produces a series of original connections that are fundamental for art, the avant-garde and revolutions to bloom. (more…)

“Alternativas / Alternatives” exhibition of the results of the XIII Spanish Biennal of Architecture

July 29, 2016

The XIII BEAU has distinguished 89 projects between categories of Heritage, Urbanism and Innovation, as well as in Research, Outreach work and in the Final Thesis. Among the 22 winning projects selected is the Sailing School in Sotogrande by Héctor Fernández Elorza & Carlos García Fernández, winner of the BigMat ’15 National Spanish Architecture Prize.

 

"Alternativas / Alternatives" exhibition view © Alfonso Acedo

“Alternativas / Alternatives” exhibition view © Alfonso Acedo

 

The exhibition “Alternativas/ Alternatives” was inaugurated today in the Palace of Charles V of the Alhambra in Granada. This exhibition features the selection of works chosen by the XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BEAU) for the following categories: Architectonic acts and projects, Research and Dissemination; and Final Thesis. (more…)

Het Nieuwe Instituut presents “The Life Fair. New Body Products”

July 28, 2016

With universal themes such as Birth, Work, Sex, Security and Health, the exhibition The Life Fair: New Body Products explores how the quest for an optimal body has developed into a highly competitive market.

 

The Life Fair, 2016 © Johannes Schwartz

The Life Fair, 2016 © Johannes Schwartz

 

Never before has technology had a greater influence on the body. Our physical selves can increasingly be monitored and, when necessary, improved. And the relation between the human body and its surroundings has never been subjected to so much control. Why not freeze your eggs until you’ve had a successful career and then have children? Or take a chemical test to determine whether you’re really in love? And instead of following a diet, use intelligent cutlery that knows precisely what a daily portion of healthy food is. We are constantly faced with the choice: buy or boycott, opt-in or opt-out. (more…)

Berlinsche Galerie reflects on Germany’s “Modern Visionaries”: Scheerbart, Taut, and Goesch

July 27, 2016

The exhibition brings together the works of the Expressionist “Crystal Chain”, united around eighty colored gouaches of Paul Goesch with selected drawings and texts by Paul Scheerbart, Bruno Taut, Hermann Finsterlin, Wenzel Hablik and Hans Scharoun.

 

Bruno Taut,  Glashaus auf der Werkbundausstellung auf Köln 1914, Ansicht von außen, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Bruno-Taut-Sammlung, Fotograf unbekannt

Bruno Taut, Glashaus auf der Werkbundausstellung auf Köln 1914, Ansicht von außen, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Bruno-Taut-Sammlung, Fotograf unbekannt

 

Architectural visions and drawings by three visionaries of the early twentieth century are being presented together for the first time at the Berlinische Galerie: the exhibition “Modern Visionaries” is  devoted to the brief but dramatic period between 1918 and 1923 – the end of World War I, the November Revolution and the formative years of the Weimar Republic. (more…)

Boa Mistura’s interventions among communities, now showing at MAXXI Rome

July 26, 2016

The MAXXI’s efforts to put forward independent forms of spaces and thinking continues with the works of Madrid-based artists Boa Mistura. The exhibition “Agopuntura nello spazio pubblico” is a new installment of MAXXI’s ongoing research program, “The Independent”.

 

Boa Mistura San Cris de Colores, Madrid, Spain, 2013 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura San Cris de Colores, Madrid, Spain, 2013 © Boa Mistura

 

We see our work as an instrument for transforming the streets and creating links between people. We feel we have a responsibility to the city and the time in which we live. (Boa Mistura)

They met when they were 15 years old and creating graffiti on the walls of their neighbourhood in Madrid. Today they work throughout the world, involving entire communities in the transformation of the streets in which they live through painting. From 22 June the multidisciplinary group Boa Mistura’s work Agopuntura nello spazio pubblico will be opening a new session of THE INDEPENDENT, the museum’s research project on independent thinking curated by Giulia Ferracci and Elena Motisi.


 

Practical information

“Agopuntura nello spazio pubblico”
June 21 – September 18, 2016
The Independent, MAXXI Rome
via Guido Reni 4A,
Rome, Italy

 


THE INDEPENDENT is a research project on the identification and promotion of independent spaces and thinking designed to extend and challenge the limits of established institutions, especially museums, and to stimulate and develop diverse approaches to contemporaneity in the fields of visual arts, architecture, design and social practice.

 

Boa Mistura Somos Luz, Panama City, Panama, 2013 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Somos Luz, Panama City, Panama, 2013 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Somos Luz, Panama City, Panama, 2013 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Somos Luz, Panama City, Panama, 2013 © Boa Mistura

 

Directly connected to the project, the site provides an ever-expanding map monitoring the growth of independent spaces, offering them a forum for exchange and an opportunity to draw attention to their initiatives. With Agopuntura nello spazio pubblico by Boa Mistura furthermore, THE INDEPENDENT is taking on a new guise: in the free spaces of the museum’s stairwell, a digital wall composed of 14 monitors will come to life periodically, presenting the experiences of a selection of Italian and International groups.

 

Boa Mistura Al Karama, Algeri, Algeria, 2013 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Al Karama, Algeri, Algeria, 2013 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Al Karama, Algeri, Algeria, 2013 © Boa Mistura

Boa MisturaAl Karama, Algeri, Algeria, 2013 © Boa Mistura

 

The museum’s research and mobilisation project is further enhanced by the online newspaper Garibaldi, each issue of which takes a multi-faceted look at various themes and geographical contexts.

The first issue IndieISTANBUL - devoted to Istanbul – features contributions in the form of texts, works and interviews from Sait Faik Abasiyanik, Fusun Akbaygil, Simone Ciglia, Federico De Renzi, Cem Dinlenmiş, Cerem Erdem, Herkes İçin Mimarlık (Architecture for All), Elena Motisi, Didem Ozbek, Donatella Saroli and Ali Taptik.

 

Boa Mistura Luz Nas Vielas – Beleza, San Paulo, Brasil, 2012 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Luz Nas Vielas – Beleza, San Paulo, Brasil, 2012 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Luz Nas Vielas – Beleza, San Paulo, Brasil, 2012 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Luz Nas Vielas – Beleza, San Paulo, Brasil, 2012 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Luz Nas Vielas – Beleza, San Paulo, Brasil, 2012 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Luz Nas Vielas – Beleza, San Paulo, Brasil, 2012 © Boa Mistura

 

Invited to take part in THE INDEPENDENT, the Boa Mistura collective has chosen to present Agopuntura nello spazio pubblico, a selection of materials from the project for social change Crossroads, aimed at vulnerable communities with a high risk of marginalization.

Within the ambit of architectural and planning experiences, in fact, THE INDEPENDENT is paying particular attention to independent work in areas “of crisis” or those characterised by complex socio-political dynamics. Urgent needs are frequently sources of inspiration: conflicts, emergencies and critical situations stimulate the activities of these groups, which respond by proposing non-institutional solutions or creating self- commissioned projects.

 

Boa Mistura Mi Raiz Es, La Habana, Cuba, 2015 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Mi Raiz Es, La Habana, Cuba, 2015 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Mi Raiz Es, La Habana, Cuba, 2015 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Mi Raiz Es, La Habana, Cuba, 2015 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Mi Raiz Es, La Habana, Cuba, 2015 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Mi Raiz Es, La Habana, Cuba, 2015 © Boa Mistura

 

“Our working process is open and active, based on intuition and contacts with the community. It is modified each time, adapting to the peculiarities of the place”, say the members of the Boa Mistura group, “The tool of our trade is painting. It interests us due to its evocative power, its power to inspire and the immediacy of the results. It’s accessible, it doesn’t need specific training and it’s universal, arousing the spontaneous intervention of all the inhabitants who then appropriate the work.”

 

Boa Mistura Caminos de Agua, Somoto, Nicaragua, 2015 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Caminos de Agua, Somoto, Nicaragua, 2015 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Caminos de Agua, Somoto, Nicaragua, 2015 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Caminos de Agua, Somoto, Nicaragua, 2015 © Boa Mistura

 

With Agopuntura nello spazio pubblico the 14 monitors show images, videos and interviews documentaing the works Luz Nas Vielas, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Al Karama, Algeri, Algeria; Somos Luz, Panama City, Panama; San Cris De Colores, Madrid, Spain; Caminos De Agua, Somoto, Nicaragua; Mi Raíz Es, Havana, Cuba, realised within the context of various emergencies.

South Africa, Mexico, Panama, Algeria, Georgia, Cuba, Brazil, Kenya, Colombia, Nicaragua and Chile, in every community Boa Mistura has succeeded in establishing contacts with the local community through participatory dynamics, the inhabitants of the areas in which the group has worked have been involved in actions of aesthetic improvement that modifies perception of the places, reinforcing people’s relations with and in the space in which they live.

 

Boa Mistura San Cris de Colores, Madrid, Spain, 2013 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura San Cris de Colores, Madrid, Spain, 2013 © Boa Mistura

 

BOA MISTURA

Boa Mistura (Madrid) is a multidisciplinary group composed of architects, artists, illustrators and engineers with roots in graffiti, born in late 2001 in Madrid. The group has exhibited its work at the Biennials in Havana, Venice and Panama and at the Museo Reina Sofia, La Casa Encendida (Madrid) Museo DA2 (Salamanca) and CAC Málaga. Group members teach at the ETSAM school of architecture in Madrid.


 

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HOUSE 1: a collaborative installation at EPFL campus in Lausanne

July 25, 2016

HOUSE 1 is an architectural installation based on an experimental format for collaborative design and construction by ALICE (Atelier de la Conception de l’Espace) – an international group of young architects and researchers, scientists, and doctoral candidates from the EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne), led by the Director Dieter Dietz.

 

Realization © Dylan Perrenoud ALICE EPFL

Realization © Dylan Perrenoud ALICE EPFL

 

Built initially as proto-structure (primary construction) during a 5-day workshop in April, HOUSE 1 is a 11m x 11m x 11m balloon-frame timber construct holding the ‘genetic code’ for future developments. The project involved over 200 students, who worked in groups under the close guidance of 12 studio directors and the wood engineer Rémy Meylan. (more…)

“Roma Pop City 60-67″ exhibition at MACRO Rome

July 22, 2016

The exhibition displays over 100 works, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations and even art and documentary films, found and restored thanks to the collaboration of the Experimental Centre of Cinematography – Italian National Film Archive.

 

Luca Maria Patella, Sciarpa e Colosseo, 1966 © MACRO

Luca Maria Patella, Sciarpa e Colosseo, 1966 © MACRO

 

These works portray the city of Rome in the early ’60s, transformed and revisited through the visual imagery of the artists of the so-called School of Piazza del Popolo – although  many of the artists involved in this period have denied the existence of a single trend, this name is still used nowadays to refer to this era and the stylistic choices of the artists involved, despite the diversity in the works. (more…)

“Architecture and Wine in Central Europe” exhibition at Gallery of Architecture in Brno

July 20, 2016

The phenomenon of recent years in the world of winemaking – linking contemporary architecture with new technologies – is represented in the new exhibition in the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery entitled “Architecture and Wine in Central Europe”.

 

Winery Brič, Slovinsko © A & I Photography

Winery Brič, Slovinsko © A & I Photography

 

The exhibition presents nearly forty realisations of Winery Architecture in seven countries and is accompanied by a 200-page publication. The project is open in Brno until 11th September after first venue at Jaroslav Fragner Gallery, Prague and several venues around cities of Central Europe (Wroclaw, Budapest, Merano, Bratislava and Znojmo). (more…)

The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier added to UNESCO World Heritage Sites

July 19, 2016

Chosen from the work of Le Corbusier, the 17 sites comprising this transnational serial property are spread over seven countries and are a testimonial to the invention of a new architectural language that made a break with the past.

 

Intérieurs du Cabanon © FLC/ADAGP

Intérieurs du Cabanon © FLC/ADAGP

 

Istanbul, Turkey, 17 July—The World Heritage Committee this morning inscribed four new sites on the World Heritage List: the transnational serial site of The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement (Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan, Switzerland), along with sites in Antigua and Barbuda, Brazil and India. Today’s inscription gives Antigua and Barbuda their first World Heritage site.

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“Gabriele Basilico, architecture and city” photographs from the collections of MAXXI in Madrid

July 18, 2016

The exhibition is a journey through several Italian and international cities -Rome, Milan, Genova, Naples, Palermo, Beirut- envisioned through the eyes of one of the most important interpreters of contemporary photography.

 

Roma, Palazzina San Maurizio © Gabriele Basilico

Roma, Palazzina San Maurizio © Gabriele Basilico

 

The Italian Cultural Institute of Madrid presents, as a part of the International Photography Festival PHOTOESPAÑA2016,  the exhibition “Gabriele Basilico, architecture and city. Photographs from the collections of MAXXI”, curated by Margherita Guccione with Simona Antonacci. (more…)