“Coder le monde” exhibition at Centre Pompidou

August 20, 2018

“Coder le monde” offers an inventory of contemporary digital creation in various disciplines. The exhibition is based on six timelines (The History of Code, The Algorists, Music and Code, Digital Literatures, Digital Forms in Architecture and Design, The Body and Code).

 

Andrea Branzi, No Stop City (1967)

Andrea Branzi, No Stop City (1967)

 

Digital code and scripting are found everywhere today; the historical sources at the origins of counting and calculation, which formed the basis for the widespread use of algorithms that came with the advent of the computer, offer a foundation for a definition of the computational as it came to prevail in the 1960s. Looking back over less than half a century of history, Coder le monde traces the links between the arts, highlighting the commonalities associated with the development of digital technologies, the elaboration of programming languages and the expansion of networks. The exhibition reveals a shared aesthetic and critical universe concerned to interrogate an everyday life thoroughly pervaded by digital logics. (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…)

“Andrea Branzi. La metropoli primitiva” at Nivola Museum

March 9, 2016

The show comprises many recently designed objects, projects, and videos, with a few works from earlier periods, under the rubric of “metropoli primitiva” (The Primitive Metropolis), a vision of the present urban situation, in which the new cognitive capacity of humanity transcends certain physical and cultural traditions to offer primordial freedom.

 

Campo Sacro, Allineamenti di Carnac, Bretagna, V-III millennio a.c., 2012, Poliplat © Studio Branzi

Campo Sacro, Allineamenti di Carnac, Bretagna, V-III millennio a.c., 2012, Poliplat © Studio Branzi

 

The Nivola Museum will hold the first exhibition in Sardinia of Andrea Branzi. “The exhibition – says Giuliana Altea, president of the Nivola foundation – inaugurates the 2016 museum program devoted to the exploration of the relationship among, art, handicraft and design: an intertwinement which is paramount in Nivola’s work as well as in Branzi’s artistic research”.

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