“Gaetano Pesce. Architecture and figuration” at Palazzo Ducale di Mantova

May 20, 2017

The great master Gaetano Pesce, considered one of the most influential artists of contemporary culture brings his architectural work and models to Mantova in a wonderfully curated exhibition staged as a part of Mantovarchitettura 2017.

 

Gaetano Pesce, Organic building, Osaka, 1989 © Gaetano Pesce

Gaetano Pesce, Organic building, Osaka, 1989 © Gaetano Pesce

 

The exhibition entitled “Gaetano Pesce: architecture and figuration” and curated by arch Renata Cristina Mazzantini, presents monumental architectural works and projects, some new, by Architect, designer and world renowned artist in Michael Sorkin’s opinion “the best furniture designer on the planet”. (more…)

“Caruso St John. Constructions and References” at Architektur Galerie Berlin

May 19, 2017

The Architektur Galerie in Berlin hosts reference images, photographs and concept models curated by the British architects: the three element display has been specially arranged to show their latest works and their personal approach to contemporary architecture.

 

Caruso St. John. Constructions and References © Photo: Ulrich Muller

Caruso St. John. Constructions and References © Photo: Ulrich Muller

 

British architects Caruso St John -Adam Caruso and Peter St John- have prepared a very special installation exhibition at the Architektur Galerie in Berlin. The exhibition features three elements which attempt to draw a narrative on the architect’s approach to architecture: from emotion and attention to details, rather than from abstraction.

These three elements – a central model area, a curtain-like surface as imageboard, and a series of large colour photographs of their works- have been specially arranged by the architects themselves for the Galerie’s main exhibition space. (more…)

“Social housing” book presentation and exhibition at RIBA London

May 17, 2017

RIBA presents an exhibition based on Paul Karakusevic and Abigail Bachelor’s new book, which explores the theme of new public housing from across Europe at a pivotal time for the sector.

 

Hillington Square, UK; by Mae Architects © Photo: Jack Hobhouse

Hillington Square, UK; by Mae Architects © Photo: Jack Hobhouse

 

To celebrate the launch of Paul Karakusevic and Abigail Bachelor’s new book on the theme of social housing, the RIBA is hosting an exhibition, ‘Social Housing – Definitions and Design Exemplars’ running from 18 April – 28 May 2017. Curated by Karakusevic Carson Architects it features projects by diverse practices from the book including BIQ/Hans van der Heijden, Lacaton & Vassal and LAN architecture and a discussion on Tuesday 16 May. (more…)

10th Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial exhibition at La Triennale di Milano

May 13, 2017

The exhibition includes the architectural and urban planning projects, publications, research projects, architecture student proposals and videos selected in every category from the 10th Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial, which were produced in 2013-2015 in the countries that comprise the Ibero-American community.

 

Arquipélago - Centro de Artes ContemporâneasFrancisco Vieira de Campos, Cristina Guedes, João Mendes Ribeiro

Arquipélago – Centro de Artes Contemporâneas Francisco Vieira de Campos, Cristina Guedes, João Mendes Ribeiro

 

The Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial (BIAU) was launched in 1998 by the Spanish government with the intention of making it one of the key events for understanding the current situation and future prospects of architecture and urban planning in the Ibero-American world. Curated by Ángela García de Paredes and Ignacio Pedrosa,Paredes Pedrosa Arquitectos. (more…)

“Unbuilt Rome” exhibition at CAMPO

May 7, 2017

The city is the material presence of the built environment as much as the accumulation of lost, destroyed or imaginary elements, which not anymore or never became parts of reality. All of these elements, physical or immaterial, constitute a collective cultural capital of a place and contribute to shape its diffused mentality.

 

"Unbuilt Rome" © CAMPO

“Unbuilt Rome” © CAMPO

 

The project Unbuilt Rome explores this idea of the city as a stratification of built facts and drawn thoughts, through a shared research that examines a series of projects designed for Rome and never realized. These projects – together with countless others which incurred in the same destiny – played a key role in the construction of the common imagination of Rome and had a significant influence on the architectural culture and on the debate on the city.

With the contribution of AM3, BDR Bureau, Fosbury Architecture, Ganko, Gosplan, La Macchina Studio, Raumplan, Supervoid, Warehouse of Architecture and Research. Featuring the work of Jacopo Valentini. (more…)

“Everything architecture” exhibition by OFFICE now at AA London

May 2, 2017

Everything Architecture was first exhibited in the antechambers of the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels and afterwards at the Arc en Rêve Centre d’Architecture in Bordeaux, before travelling to the AA.

Dars House © OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

Dars House © OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

It consists of a series of models, perspective views and collages arranged alongside artists’ drawings, paintings and photographs in the main gallery at arc en rêve, reflecting a way of conceiving architecture that excels in paradoxical situations by playing with the tense relationship between contradiction and perfection. (more…)

“Reaper. Richard Hamilton und Sigfried Giedion” at the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich

May 1, 2017

The exhibition brings together two different figures in the history of twentieth century art and architecture. English artist Richard Hamilton is represented by his early series of “Reaper works” (1949), inspired by Sigfried Giedion’s publication “Mechanization Takes Command” (1948) in which the Swiss art historian describes the advancing mechanisation of everyday life.

 

Richard Hamilton Reaper (n), 1949 © Richard Hamilton. All Rights Reserved / 2017, ProLitteris, Zurich © Foto: Stephen White, London

Richard Hamilton, Reaper (n), 1949 © Richard Hamilton. All Rights Reserved / 2017, ProLitteris, Zurich © Foto: Stephen White, London

 

The exhibition at the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich is the first to juxtapose the entire “Reaper” cycle with selected visual works from Giedion, clearly addressing the process of academic research behind Hamilton’s creative approach. (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…)