“Transmaterial Politics” exhibition by Andrés Jaque at Tabacalera Madrid

September 26, 2017

The new exhibition of proposes to rethink plurality and difference from three space frames: that of domestic life; that of the collaboration between the organic and the inorganic, and that of the interaction between social networks and everyday space.

 

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation: COSMO MoMA PS1, New York © Miguel de Guzmán

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation: COSMO MoMA PS1, New York © Miguel de Guzmán

 

On September 28,  the exhibition “Transmaterial Policies” by Andrés Jaque and Office of Political Innovation arrives at La Fragua and Tabacalera Madrid. An extensive exhibition of the most important works produced in recent years by the architect Andrés Jaque and his Office for Political Innovation, a thought platform created in 2003 together with a small group of architects, designers, journalists, sociologists and economists that champions architecture’s political dimension and which today is one of the most influential voices in contemporary architecture. (more…)

“City in Process” at CentroCentro: new spaces for culture in Madrid

May 7, 2017

City in Process (Ciudad en proceso) is the fourth and final show in the Architecture, City and Thought Hub (Concentrador de arquitectura, ciudad y pensamiento) series of exhibitions curated by Inés Caballero. On this occasion, the space presents a reflection on the practices involved in developing spaces for culture currently underway in Madrid.

 

ColeccionSOLO © EstudioHerreros

ColeccionSOLO © estudioHerreros

 

The event presents five projects currently underway: Dos de Mayo Art Centre by the Office For Political Innovation; El Capricho Palace Museum by Cuarq Arquitectos; the SOLO Collection by Estudio Herreros; the Mahou Space by Héctor Fernández Elorza; and GRIGRI Pixel by Enorme Estudio. (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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Sergio Prego’s “High Rise” installation at the new space by Andrés Jaque at CA2M

January 17, 2017

High-Rise is the visual arts response to the museum’s new architecture. Prego’s work is a radical occupation of the two areas which have been transformed during the first phase of Andres Jaque’s “Acupunture” process in the building.

 

Sergio Prego, "High Rise" installation at CA2M © CA2M

Sergio Prego, “High Rise” installation at CA2M © CA2M

 

Spanish artist Sergio Prego has designed an installation to occupy the very heart of the Art Centre 2 de Mayo in Madrid: the entrance lobby and the new three-floor exhibition space which have been redesigned by Spanish architect Andrés Jaque, as a part of a several phase project entitled “Acupunture. The Architecture of CA2M in Transition” .

Making use of ductile and light materials, Prego’s pieces question the very materiality of sculpture as they only exist in a certain state or form or as the by-product of an ongoing action on the material of which they are composed. And finally, their location, which is to say the topological relationship between the sculpture and the space it has been placed in, is actually inscribed within the works, in an ambiguous replacement of architecture by art. In consequence, form, material and space are conceived as an intertwined and inseparable relational system, in which any decision in one of the variables leads to a change in the others, and vice versa.

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“Transmaterial” opening exhibition by Andrés Jaque at Frederick Kiesler Foundation

October 4, 2016

The Prize-winner of the 10th Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts 2016, Andrés Jaque, presents an exhibition featuring videos of the most important theoretical works carried out by the Office for Political Innovation in the recent years, including “Sales Oddity”, awarded with the Silver Lion at Venice two years ago.

 

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation: Superpowers of Ten ©  Jorge López Conde

Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation: Superpowers of Ten © Jorge López Conde

 

On the occasion of the awarding of the 10th Austrian Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts, the Frederick Kiesler Foundation presents in its exhibition space an installation with selected video works by Andrés Jaque and his Office for Political Innovation; inlcuding: ‘IKEA Disobedients’ (the first architectural performance to be included in the MoMA’s collection), ‘Sales Oddity’ (winner of the Silver Lion as the Best Research Project at the 14th La Biennale di Venezia) and their new work ‘Pornified Homes’, currently on view for the first time at the Oslo Architecture Triennale. (more…)

“After Belonging” Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016

September 14, 2016

Two main exhibitions are presented: “On Residence”, which speculates on architectural intervention strategies at a selection of sites; “In Residence”, that dissects the architectures entangled in the contemporary reconfiguration of belonging, documenting the ways in which these architectures redefine residence.

 

"After Belonging: On Residence" Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 © Istvan Virag

“After Belonging: On Residence” Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 © Istvan Virag

 

After Belonging addresses and imagines the objects, spaces, and territories of a transforming condition of belonging. Global circulation of people, information, and goods has destabilized what we understand by residence, questioning spatial permanence, property, and identity—a crisis of belonging. These transfers bring greater accessibility to ever-new commodities and further geographies. But, simultaneously, circulation also promotes growing inequalities for large groups, kept in precarious states of transit.

After Belonging analyzes the ways in which architecture participates and intervenes in both our attachment to places and collectivities—Where do we belong?—as well as our relation to the objects we produce, own, share, and exchange—How do we manage our belongings? (more…)

“Architectus Omnibus?” at La Arqueria de Nuevos Ministerios Madrid

December 2, 2015

What impact does rapid urban growth and its subsequent economic, social and cultural transformations have on the understanding of Architecture today? How have responsibilities of architects changed facing new challenges and dwindling resources at the same time?

 

TallerDE2, Gutiérrez-DelaFuente: Daycare children centre © TallerDE2

TallerDE2, Gutiérrez-DelaFuente: Daycare children centre © TallerDE2

 

The Instituto Cervantes and the Goethe-Institute cordially invite to a dialog by the title of  “Architectus Omnibus?” which focuses on the understanding of architecture today and the increasing social responsibility of architects in the 21st century. It focuses on the transformations of a discipline that has to relocate itself between the real estate market and the claim of citizens’ participation, concetrating in Germany and Spain. (more…)

Andrés Jaque to built COSMOS, water-purifying pipe network for MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program

February 10, 2015

When each cycle is complete, the structure will light up in celebration offering a colourful background to the gallery’s summer music programme, known as the Warm Up sessions.

 

©Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation

COSMOS ©Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation


The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 announce Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation as the winner of the annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in New York. Now in its 16th edition, the Young Architects Program at MoMA and MoMA PS1 has been committed to offering emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging each year’s winners to develop creative designs for a temporary, outdoor installation at MoMA PS1 that provides shade, seating, and water. The architects must also work within guidelines that address environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling. Andrés Jaque, drawn from among five finalists, will design a temporary urban landscape for the 2015 Warm Up summer music series in MoMA PS1’s outdoor courtyard.

This distinction joins other recently achieved by Jaque and his team: Silver Lion for best research project at the 14th Venice Biennale of Architecture, with ‘Sales Oddity. Milano 2 and the politics of direct-to-home TV urbanism ‘. (more…)