“Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution” at the Design Museum

March 23, 2017

The exhibition explores six unbuilt architectural landmarks in Moscow from the 1920s and 1930s following the Russian Revolution, featuring projects including the Palace of the Soviets, planned to be the world’s tallest building, and Cloud Iron, a network of horizontal skyscrapers 

 

Valentina Kulagina, Front cover design by Valentina Kulagina entitled 1st of May in ‘Krasnaya niva’ magazine, 1930 © Ne boltai! Collection

Valentina Kulagina, Front cover design by Valentina Kulagina entitled 1st of May in ‘Krasnaya niva’ magazine, 1930 © Ne boltai! Collection

 

Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, “Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution” explores Moscow as it was envisioned by a bold generation of architects in the 1920s and early 1930s. Featuring rarely seen material, the exhibition outlines an idealistic vision of the Soviet capital that was never realised. (more…)

“Frederick Kiesler: Architect, Artist, Visionary” at Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin

March 22, 2017

Martin-Gropius-Bau is devoting an exhibition to the universal artist Frederick Kiesler, whose complex oeuvre is presented in all its facets for the first time in Germany. Central projects, important artistic friendships and collective works illustrate his importance in 20th-century architecture and art history and map out his environment.

 

 Frederick Kiesler, Film Guild Cinema, Screen-o-Scope, New York 1929 Photo: Ruth Bernhard, reproduced with permission of the Ruth Bernhard Archive, Princeton University Art Museum © Trustees of Princeton University

Frederick Kiesler, Film Guild Cinema, Screen-o-Scope, New York 1929. Photo: Ruth Bernhard, reproduced with permission of the Ruth Bernhard, Archive, Princeton University Art Museum © Trustees of Princeton University

 

Frederick Kiesler, born 1890 in Czernowitz (Chernivtsi), died 1965 in New York, was an Austro-American architect, stage designer, designer, artist and theoretician. His artistic approach blurring boundaries between individual artistic genres, his concept of an endlessly flowing space and his holistic theory of design Correalism belong to the greatest visions of the 20th century and enjoy undiminished topicality. Over and above this, Kiesler was a central figure in the network of New York’s aesthetic community, and his circle of friends reads like a Who-is-Who of the avant-garde. (more…)

“Pier Luigi Nervi, the model as a tool of design and construction” at Politecnico di Milano

March 20, 2017

This exhibition brings together three recent experiences on the question of the “model” as a tool of representation of architecture, to share and compare recent studies around this theme.

 

Pier Luigi Nervi, Palazzetto © Pier Luigi Nervi

Pier Luigi Nervi, Palazzetto © Pier Luigi Nervi

 

The show is part of the research in progress in Italian and European polytechnic schools, which by examining exemplary works like those of Pier Luigi Nervi has triggered a substantial rethinking of the relationships between the disciplines of engineering and architecture in the field of tools and techniques of design and construction. (more…)

“Peter Märkli” exhibition of drawings and models at Betts Project

March 18, 2017

Betts Project is delighted to present a selling exhibition of renowned Swiss architect Peter Märkli, alongside relief-sketches by the sculptor Hans Josephsohn. This will be the artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, showing works –from his famous ‘Language drawings’ to 3D drawings and models– that are related to selected projects.

 

"Peter Märkli" exhibition view © Betts Project

“Peter Märkli” exhibition view © Betts Project

 

‘The sketch is the germ of an idea, with no detail in it. The sketch has to be kept small, otherwise you’d have to flesh out certain details. It’s like a writer coming up with an idea for a novel. He might be clear that there will be three main characters, but he doesn’t yet know how the plot will unfold. (more…)

“Colosseum. An Icon” discovering the history of the Roman monument

March 18, 2017

The Colosseum tells its own story for the first time in a major exhibition. From March 8, 2017, to January 7, 2018, in the ambulacrum of the second level, the millions of visitors to the Flavian amphitheater will be able to explore the whole history of the monument.

 

Colosseo - Un'icona. Photo: A. Jemolo © ELECTA

Colosseo – Un’icona. Photo: A. Jemolo © ELECTA

 

The event Colosseum. An Icon goes beyond recounting its history under the Caesars to retrace the site’s long and intense life over the centuries. From the bustling yet little-known commercial, residential and religious activities that characterized the Colosseum in the Middle Ages to the fascination exerted over the great architects and painters of the Renaissance. (more…)

“The value in mathematics – How do we learn?” exhibition by Falke Pisano at C3A Córdoba

March 16, 2017

In her latest series of works, “The value in mathematics”, Pisano examines the often overlooked relationship between culture and mathematics. Through sculptures, texts, diagrams, and videos, she investigates how western cultural values, such as progress, rationality, and universality, have influenced the way we have come to think about mathematics.

 

"The value in mathematics - How do we learn?", exhibition view © Álvaro Carmona

“The value in mathematics – How do we learn?”, exhibition view © Álvaro Carmona

 

Falke Pisano‘s work (Netherlands, 1978), is based on long-term projects, which she conceives as organised fields of research, production, and reflection. Her installations explore the status of knowledge and learning programmes with the aid of diagrammatic structures and abstract sculptural forms. (more…)

“Other spaces” by Andrea Branzi, dreamlike scenes in models and drawings

February 2, 2017

The Galleria Antonia Jannone presents some of the Archizoom’s associate’s unseen works – a series of small scale models and sculptures depicting mythical spaces and scenes, as well as some drawings and photo-collages of the architect’s personal production.

 

Altri Luoghi, Andrea Branzi Photo-collage, 1987. Andrea Branzi © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Altri Luoghi, Andrea Branzi Photo-collage, 1987. Andrea Branzi © Galleria Antonia Jannone

 

Andrea Branzi returns to Galleria Antonia Jannone in Milan from 8th February to 11th March, 2017 with the exhibition ‘Altri Luoghi’ (Other Places) showing a series of previously unseen sculptures and drawings.

The sculptures depict mysterious scenes created by the Italian architect in which  he uses clay, plaster, marble stone and wood. Enclosed in plexiglass cases, these scenes remind us of classical stages and tales with cryptic meaning. The drawings, part of the 1987 Dolmen series, link these sculptures to the architect’s previous work as part of a long-term design research process. (more…)

“Fear and Love. Reactions to a complex world” opening exhibition at the New Design Museum

February 1, 2017

The New Design Museum designed by OMA and John Pawson opens with this exhibition introducing present-time issues such as networked sexuality, sentient robots, slow fashion and settled nomads, addressed by 11 of the most thought-provoking designers and architects today.

 

Fear and Love exhibition view. New Design Museum © photo: Luke Hayes

Fear and Love exhibition view. New Design Museum © photo: Luke Hayes

 

Fear and Love, the opening exhibition at the Design Museum in Kensington, presents eleven installations by some of the most innovative and thought-provoking designers and architects working today. These newly commissioned works explore a spectrum of issues that define our time, including networked sexuality, sentient robots, slow fashion and settled nomads.

The exhibition shows how design is deeply connected not just to commerce and culture but to urgent underlying issues – issues that inspire fear and love. This is a multidisciplinary and global exhibition that aims to capture the mood of the present and establish the Design Museum as the home of design debate.

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“Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects” at Fondazione Pastificio Cerere

January 31, 2017

The exhibition Sections of Autonomy. Six Korean Architects is curated by Choi Won-joon and Luca Galofaro and showcases the work of six Korean architects selected among the most intriguing authors of the national architectural scenario.

 

Seunghoy Kim, Soyul

Seunghoy Kim, Soyul

 

Choi Moon-gyu (Ga.A Architects), Jang Yoon-gyoo ( Unsangdong Architects Cooperation), Kim Jong-kyu (M.A.R.U.), Kim Jun-sung (Architecture Studio hANd), Kim Seung-hoy ( KYWC Architects), Kim Young-joon (YO2 Architects) set up their independent practices in the 1990s and early 2000s, an era marked by political and cultural freedom in the country. (more…)

“Paris Haussmann. A Model’s relevance” at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

January 30, 2017

The exhibition, curated by LAN – Benoit Jallon and Umberto Napolitano- and FBC -Franck Boutté- starts with a line drawn to review history. Over 100 drawings, plans, archives, photographs by Cyrille Weiner, as well as many mock-ups, give visitors an opportunity to rediscover the city’s heritage at various scales.

 

"Paris Haussmann. A Model's relevance" exhibition view © LAN Architects

“Paris Haussmann. A Model’s relevance” exhibition view © LAN Architects, FBC – Franck Boutté

The exhibition redesigns, categorizes and compares the urban axis’, distinguishes public spaces, organizes the city blocks and buildings according to their current geometry. Haussmann, prefect for the departement of the Seine from 1853 until 1870, extensively transformed Paris, above and below ground, from the city center to the outskirts. By extension, his name personifies a century of public works that still defines the urban organization and the identity of the city .

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