“Jan Kempenaers” photography exhibition at Breese Little’s space in London

April 29, 2017

Jan Kempenaers’ third solo exhibition with Breese Little features the debut presentation of a new, unseen body of work. An essay by writer and curator Brian Dillon and two specially commissioned limited editions will accompany the exhibition, with further details to be announced. 

 

Jan Kempenaers, Untitled, 2016 © Jan Kempenaers

Jan Kempenaers, Untitled, 2016 © Jan Kempenaers

 

The new photographic series is the subject of Composite (2016), Jan Kempeaners’ fifth collaboration with Roma Publications launched at the New York Art Book Fair, September 2016. Kempenaers’ previous artist books with Roma Publications include I’m not tailgating, I’m drafting (2013), Dun Briste, Downpatrick Head (2012), Picturesque (2012) and Spomenik (2010). (more…)

“Forensic Architecture. Towards an Investigative Aesthetics” at MACBA Barcelona

April 29, 2017

An exhibition that challenges us to consider how contemporary artistic practices and digital technologies can be geared up to engage the reality of post-truth. It shows the work of Forensic Architecture, a research group formed by artists, architects, lawyers, activists and theorists.

 

"Forensic Architecture. Towards an Investigative Aesthetics", Exhibition views © Miquel Coll

“Forensic Architecture. Towards an Investigative Aesthetics”, Exhibition views © Miquel Coll

 

The exhibition  is supported by the EU’s Culture Programme within the framework of L’Internationale, a museum network whose members will open exhibitions simultaneously. Inaugural events will be streamed live. Inaugural discussion between investigative judge Baltasar Garzón, his collaborator Manuel Vergara, former Middle East correspondent for TVE, Yolanda Álvarez,and Eyal Weizman and Rosario Güiraldes (FA) on the use of evidence, activism, the law and politics in the so-called age of post-truth. (more…)

“Splitting, cutting, writing, drawing, eating… Gordon Matta-Clark” exhibition at Serralves Museum

April 26, 2017

The exhibition  surveys the constructive and destructive verbs that defined his relation to art and architecture, featuring correspondence, drawings, photographs, notebooks, and films related to the artist’s key projects, drawn from the archive of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, in Montréal.  

 

Conical Intersect, 1975. © Gordon Matta-Clark y David Zwirner, New York

 

Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978) is one of the most influential artists of the 1970s, whose work has continued to be a noted influence of both architects and visual artists since. Along with his major building cuts from 1973 to 1978, in which laboriously cut holes into floors of abandoned or disused buildings, including A W-Hole House, Conical Intersect, Day’s End, and Splitting (1974), the exhibition also explores his interest in metabolic and cooking processes, including his restaurant Food (1971); his play with language and the syntax of voids, gaps, and abandoned spaces;  and the use of drawing as a mode of thinking through space.The exhibition will focus on these social and creative aspects of Matta-Clark´s conception of architecture, or as he put it, “making space without building it,”. (more…)

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” at SpazioFMG

April 25, 2017

SpazioFMG per l’Architettura celebrates its first 10 years with a special exhibition that once again focuses on quality architecture and emerging geographic areas. Starting on April 3 2017, the gallery hosts an exhibition entitled “Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” focusing on six of the most interesting and experimental architects in Korea today.

 

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” © SpazioFMG per l’Architettura

 

SpazioFMG per l’Architettura, Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti’s gallery and showroom, marks its tenth anniversary by continuing to focus on contemporary architecture in less frequently explored parts of the world with an exhibition about South Korea: “Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects”. (more…)

Olnick Spanu announces the launch of Magazzino Italian Art

April 24, 2017

Olnick Spanu, a private initiative founded by art advocates Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu, announces the launch of Magazzino, a private warehouse art space devoted to Postwar and Contemporary Italian art. Magazzino, meaning warehouse in Italian, will feature a rationalist 20,000 square-foot structure dedicated to select works from the Olnick Spanu Collection opening in June 28, 2017.

 

Magazzino of Italian Art under construction © Photographs by Montse Zamorano, 2016

Magazzino of Italian Art under construction © Photographs by Montse Zamorano, 2016

 

The new space is designed by the architect Miguel Quismondo and will be under the direction of Vittorio Calabrese. Located along the Hudson River in Cold Spring, New York, Magazzino (www.magazzino.org) is slated to open in 2017, admission will be free however accessible by appointment only.

Magazzino draws architectural components from an existing structure, which has been repurposed within a larger design conceived and led by Spanish architect Miguel Quismondo (www.miguelquismondo.com). Quismondo has doubled the square footage of the former space by completing the original L-shape into a rectangle, leaving a courtyard in the center, and creating a dialogue between the existing and the new addition. The state of the art facility will feature more than 18,000 square feet for art display and a library, which will feature publications on Italian art and will be accessible free of charge, by appointment to residents, students and scholars. (more…)

“PISÉ. Tradition and Potential” at Archizoom-EPFL Lausanne

April 22, 2017

In spite of the ubiquitousness and sustainability of earth construction, it remains in the shadows of our building practice, though it does have a long tradition, even on our latitude. This exhibition has made it its priority to reintroduce the european tradition of building with earth, and especially that of rammed earth buildings in France, as well as their influence on Switzerland.

 

Haus Rauch, Schlins, Autriche Martin Rauch (Lehm Ton Erde GmbH) & Roger Boltshauser-Photographe © Beat Bühler

Haus Rauch, Schlins, Autriche Martin Rauch (Lehm Ton Erde GmbH) & Roger Boltshauser-Photographe © Beat Bühler

 

This construction technique, also known as Pisé, has a history of over 2000 years in Europe. In the Rhônes Alpes region rammed earth buildings experienced their first golden age with the rapid growth of cities beginning in the middle of the 16th century. A second active building era followed in the 19th century in the age of the grand rural exodus and the housing shortages resulting from it. The linen trade brought with it the knowledge of rammed earth from France to Switzerland. In eastern Switzerland, various Pisé buildings were erected beginning in the 17th century. (more…)

Victor Palla e Bento d’ Almeida “Architecture from other times” at Centro Cultural de Belém

April 22, 2017

The work produced by the studio of the architects Victor Palla (1922-2006) and Joaquim Bento d’Almeida (1918-1997), which has been widely recognised by historians and critics of Portuguese architecture, is subject of a public exhibition for the first time.

 

Perspetiva das casas da Aldeia das Açoteias - Praia da Falésia c. 1968 Victor Palla e Bento d'Almeida © Arquivo do atelier

Perspetiva das casas da Aldeia das Açoteias – Praia da Falésia, c. 1968, Victor Palla e Bento d’Almeida © Arquivo do atelier

 

These two architects formed part of a generation that adhered to the principles of the Modern Movement and they worked together professionally for 25 years (1947-1973), producing more than 700 projects. They were responsible for the modernisation of countless commercial establishments, factories, primary schools, permanent housing (single-family detached houses and multi-family housing blocks) and temporary accommodation (hotels and tourist complexes), with their activity also extending into the areas of design and the arts. (more…)

“A golden age: Architecture in Asturias 1950-1965″ exhibition at the Fine Arts Museum of Asturias

April 21, 2017

The exhibition is organised in 6 sections and comprises 105 panels, 52 original documents, 15 pieces of furniture and 8 works of art, allowing the visitor to bring together a latent collective imagination which is none other than that of the architecture itself as seen everyday.

 

Proaza Power Station, Don Joaquin Vaquero Palacios 1965 © Fotofilatelia

Proaza Power Station, Don Joaquin Vaquero Palacios 1965 © Fotofilatelia

 

Based on the book “Modernity again: Architecture in Asturias 1950-1965″, by Fernando Nanclares and Nieves Ruiz -awarded with the Prize of the Architect’s Association of Asturias-, the exhibition “A golden age: Architecture in Asturias 1950-1965″ shows a new interpretation on the golden age of modern Asturian architecture, developed during the fifties and the first part of the sixties. During these years, the modern spirit  and the avant-garde ideas that had already given excellent results during the times of the Second Spanish Republic (1931 – 1939) emerged again.  (more…)

“Aldo Rossi and Milan, 1955-1995″ at Ordine degli Architetti Milano

April 20, 2017

The architect’s association’s headquarters in Milan  is hosting the exhibition “Aldo Rossi and Milan, 1955-1995″: an itinerary through original drawings, study models, and documents of one of the most significant figures of Italian architecture of the twentieth century.

 

"Aldo Rossi and Milan, 1955-1995" © Fondazione Aldo Rossi

“Aldo Rossi and Milan, 1955-1995″ © Fondazione Aldo Rossi

 

The exhibition reinterprets some of the Milanese projects by Aldo Rossi throughout  40 original works accompanied by study models, writings,  and notes focusing on his work in -and about- the city of Milan, from his training at the Polytechnic in the fifties, his studies for the Scalo Farini presented at the XII Triennale in the early sixties, the Monument to the partisans of Segrate (1965-67) and Monte Amiata Gallaratese (1968-1973), up to the expansion of the airport of Linate and the competition for Bovisa in the nineties. (more…)

“Architecture of the VII Day” Poland of the 1980s as a Laboratory for Community Architecture

April 18, 2017

Architecture of the VII Day at the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art reveals the history of churches built in Poland between the years 1945 and 1989 even despite the Communist state’s antipathy to religion. Using waste and illegally obtained materials, parishioners built over 3700 churches that became not only a manifestation of faith, but also a protest against the government.

 

Church of Our Lady of Queen of Peace, Wroclaw © Igor Snopek

Church of Our Lady of Queen of Peace, Wroclaw © Igor Snopek

 

The exhibition features photographs, diagrams, maps, and short narratives directly from church construction sites. Since the end of World War II, 3,780 churches were built in Poland, more than in any other European country. Most of them were built during the 1980s, a time when church construction was neither permitted nor prohibited, and thus played a significant role in the politics of the Cold War. (more…)