“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…)

“Giovanni Michelucci. The construction of the city” at Pistoia Palazzo comunale

April 8, 2017

Giovanni Michelucci Foundation announces the opening of the exhibition in Pistoia dedicated to the architect Giovanni Michelucci, one of the major events for “Pistoia Italian Capital of Culture 2017”.

 

Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista “dell’Autostrada”, Campi Bisenzio (Firenze) © Archivio Giovanni Michelucci

Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista “dell’Autostrada”, Campi Bisenzio (Firenze) © Archivio Giovanni Michelucci

 

On Friday, March 24th, the Giovanni Michelucci Foundation in collaboration with the Municipality of Pistoia opens “Giovanni Michelucci – The construction of the city“, an exhibition dedicated to the renowned master of modernist architecture born in Pistoia in 1891. (more…)

“Lost in the city” Urban life in the IVAM Collection

December 2, 2016

The central idea of this exhibition is to display a large number of works that will allow us to see the manifold visions, the different spaces and the large number of human lives that made up city life in the last century through the works in the collection of the IVAM.

 

Paul Citroën. Metropolis, ca. 1923 © IVAM

Paul Citroën. Metropolis, ca. 1923 © IVAM

 

The exhibition brings together about 300 works belonging to the collection of the IVAM, recently enriched with funds ceded in deposit by Cal Cego and Juan Redón. An important selection of paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos by artists like Paul Citroën, Jan Kamman, Lee Friedlander or César Domela, Walker Evans, Horacio Coppola or Gabriel Cualladó, to Sigmar Polke, Gregory Crewdson, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Miquel Navarro, Bernd and Hilla Becher or Gordon Matta Clark. (more…)

“Architecture, City and Thought Hub” at CentroCentro Madrid

June 5, 2016

This series of exhibitions at gather and showcase hidden content, languages and values related to the architecture of the city of Madrid that can be found in its historical archives, professional legacies, academic works, specialised publications and cultural catalogues

 

Periferia © Carlos Albalá

Periferia © Carlos Albalá

 

Architecture, city and thought Hub is a new series of exhibitions held in the architecture section at CentroCentro, curated by Inés Caballero.  The series, which comprises four exhibitions, will connect and gradually construct a large repository which will gather an imagery of the city that enables us to observe its present, understand its past and design its future. A great archive of archives of informative, historical and emotional content.

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“Traversées Urbaines” at Frac PACA, Marseille

May 26, 2016

The selection of videos in this exhibition brings together the production of artists and architects for whom the city is a subject of analysis as much as as a field of intervention.

 

Ant Farm, Media Burn, 1975 © Collection Frac Centre-Val de Loire, Orléans

Ant Farm, Media Burn, 1975 © Collection Frac Centre-Val de Loire, Orléans

 

It creates a dialogue among contemporary works with  proposals from the 1960-1970’s radical movement: close to Arte Povera, conceptual art, body art and land art, European and American radical architects start creating urban performances; they activate prototypes that work as sensory environments by locating them in public spaces, developing an approach both action-bound and sociological towards urban space. (more…)

“DEMO:POLIS – The Right to Public Space” at Akademie der Künste

March 9, 2016

Incorporating plans and models, photographs and films, the exhibition curated by Wilfried Wang (architect and member of the Akademie der Künste) illustrates how architects, city planners, artists and the general public design and use public space.

 

Brooklyn Bridge Park  © Etienne Frossard

Brooklyn Bridge Park © Etienne Frossard

 

The exhibition DEMO:POLIS – The Right to Public Space presents options that the public has to shape its own cities. Increasingly critical citizens are demanding the right to have a say in decisions that affect public space. Following previous main emphases on the relationships between city and landscape as well as city and culture, the Academy is now concentrating on public space as a venue for working through processes of democratic transformation.

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Cergy-Pontoise and the new city ideals, at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

July 11, 2015

The exhibition answers the questions surrounding the new cities program with a broad display of documents, plans, photographs and audiovisual media, addressing the relationship of these plans with its contemporary intellectuals and similar initiatives in urban planning.


Promotional brochure of the EPA, circa 1974. © ADVO

Promotional brochure of the EPA, circa 1974 © ADV

 

From June 17 to September 20, Pavillon de l’Arsenal is looking back on the last fifty years of new cities, as in Cergy-Pontoise, a unique ex-novo conurbation on the outskirts of Paris built from the nineteen sixties onward, presenting the exhibition Cergy-Pontoise: formes & fictions d’une ville nouvelle” (Cergy-Pontoise: forms and fictions of a new city). (more…)