“Relations” by Snøhetta at AUT: a social landscape in which to sit, play and walk

August 16, 2017

The exhibition features an site-specific installation and a several rooms displaying Snøhetta —and their collaborator’s— work: contrasting designs, materials and prototypes with the finished project, it is possible to see the Norwegian office’s approach to the design process and built architecture.

 

"Social Landscape" installation at  „Snøhetta: Relations“ © Günter Richard Wett

“Social Landscape” installation at „Snøhetta: Relations“ © Günter Richard Wett

 

Especially conceived for the aut exhibition, “Relations” makes the interdisciplinary, social and landscape-related approach so characteristic of Snøhetta visible and experiential.

A “social landscape” has been constructed as the main element — one you can lay, sit or walk on — which wants to animate people to a new type of spatial perception or invite them to have a picnic. In addition, a set of projects will be shown with sketches, designs, prototypes, models and photographs.  (more…)

Discover the 2017 Pilsen ‘Landscape Festival’ on it’s fifth anniversary

August 2, 2017

This yearly event, taking place from May to September, focuses on the many possibilities of the perception of our surroundings from an architectural approach. Exhibitions and site-specific installations set up a background for public dialog regarding landscape and architecture both in the Czech Republic and abroad.

 

OTTOTTO, workshop parallel path  © Matej Vesely

OTTOTTO, workshop parallel path  © Matej Vesely

 

From May to September, the landscape and public space of this West Bohemian metropolis will be the platform for a public dialogue on the possibilities of the perception of our surroundings. Once again, the Festival will present many inspiring exhibitions with examples of high-quality Czech as well as foreign landscape creations.

However, it is especially the site-specific installations by Czech and foreign artists and architects, which trigger a discussion on the future development and work potential in a modern and well-functioning city. In addition, debates, lectures, conferences and workshops on Festival themes will be held within the accompanying programme. (more…)

“Stakeout Survey” abandoned territories by Jorge Yeregui at Tabacalera Madrid

October 24, 2016

The artist’s work -photographs, audiovisual media, and a book- explores these abandoned territories raising questions regarding urban design and landscape practices.

 

"Stakeout Survey" © Jorge Yeregui

“Stakeout Survey” © Jorge Yeregui

 

La Fragua Galery in Tabacalera, Madrid hosts a photography exhibition by Spanish artist Jorge Yeregui. Halfway between Robert Smithson’s “Monuments of Passaic”  and the work by Hamish Fulton or Francis AlysYeregui’s photographs and videos portray a series of wastelands and unused spaces which were abandoned and forgotten after the construction industry bubble following the 2008 world economy crisis. (more…)

“Unknown Fields – The Dark Side of the City” at the Architectural Association

October 24, 2016

Unknown Fields is a nomadic design studio that ventures out on expeditions through the shadows cast by the contemporary city to trace the alternative worlds, alien landscapes, industrial ecologies and precarious wildernesses that its technology and culture set in motion.

 

Inflatable toy sellers in China Commodity City, Yiwu, China © Unknown Fields, AA

Inflatable toy sellers in China Commodity City, Yiwu, China © Unknown Fields, AA

 

These distributed landscapes, the iconic and the ignored, the excavated, irradiated and the pristine, are embedded in global systems that connect them in surprising and complicated ways to our everyday lives. Systems that form a network of vast but elusive tendrils, twisting threadlike over everything around us, crisscrossing the planet, connecting the mundane to the extraordinary. (more…)

“Zài Xīng Tǔ Mù: Sixteen Chinese Museums, Fifteen Chinese Architects” at AEDES

August 28, 2016

The exhibition reflects on the physical and curatorial positioning of museums as drivers of progress within the socio-political and cultural landscape in China today. Tasks and aims associated with museums and cultural spaces are examined against the backdrop of today’s global, digital, urban and demographic challenges.

 

Intangible Heritage Museum in Suzhou  © Chen Hao, Vector Architects

Intangible Heritage Museum in Suzhou © Chen Hao, Vector Architects

 

Already 15 years ago, the Aedes exhibition ‘TU-MU’ presented the first generation of independent architects from China – first in Berlin and later in Shanghai – thus bringing them to international attention and acknowledgement. When Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu attended the opening at Aedes in Berlin in 2001, it was his first time outside of China. Ai Weiwei for whom ‘TU-MU’ was the first exhibition in Germany, is now an artist of international fame.

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“The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture” at Musil Brescia

August 16, 2016

The Swiss landscape will be portrayed on 36 panels and three movies, starting from historical gardens and developing into current landscape infrastructures, showing how they have played an essential role in the evolution of landscape architecture.

 

"The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture" © Musil

“The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture” © Musil

 

“The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture – The Landscape Architecture in Switzerland” is an educational exhibition by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, curated by Michael Jakob and hosted at musil - the Hydroelectricity Museum in Cedegolo. The exhibition’s aim is to  underline the great relevance of landscape policies.

From June 11 until September 11, the exhibition will tour to musil in Cedegolo inviting visitors to discover the richness and beauty of its landscape, showing how a traditional urban environment can be transformed into a different, more ecological living wellness space. (more…)

“Norway: Architecture, Infrastructure, Landscape” at SpazioFMG

June 28, 2016

SpazioFMG opens a summer exhibition about the Norwegian landscape and architectural projects implemented in the context of the National Tourist Routes programme. The exhibition includes 22 shots by photographer Ken Schluchtmann and original materials from the architects representing the most interesting, top quality constructions.

 

Steilneset Memorial / Peter Zumthor and Louise Bourgeois © Ken Schluchtmann

Steilneset Memorial / Peter Zumthor and Louise Bourgeois © Ken Schluchtmann

 

On June 23, 2016 at 6.30 pm the exhibition “Norway. Architecture, Infrastructure,  Landscape”.  With photographs by Ken Schluchtmann opens at SpazioFMG per l’Architettura, the gallery and showroom of the Iris Ceramica and FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti brands. (more…)

“Identity and Visions. Montisola on Display”

June 26, 2016

Montisola on display is an architecture exhibition dedicated to the enhancement of the landscape and tourism of Monte Isola, organized by architect Marcello Corti and sponsored by the City of Monte Isola.

 

Monte Isola - Panoramica © Oscar Colosio

Monte Isola – Panoramica © Oscar Colosio

 

The event, hosted from June 11 to July 10, 2016 at the Palace of Peschiera Maraglio Tourism is proposed as a story of the place told in time and space, past, present and future, between identity and visions.

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“LandEscape” by Alfonso Maria Isonzo at Casa dell’Architettura

May 6, 2016

Alfonso Maria Isonzo presents the exhibition LandEscape, mixing photography and sculpture, using the transition from two-dimension objects into tridimensionality as a mean of reflecting about the idea of landscape.

 

LandEscape © Alfonso Maria Isonzo

LandEscape © Alfonso Maria Isonzo

 

The exhibition offers a reflection on the landscape themes through a specific research that Isonzo has carried out following an imaginary line that join two disciplines, the photographic and sculptural one.

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“The Project in the Gaze. Landscape Photographs by Gabriele Basilico” at AAM

March 29, 2016

The exhibition explores the theme of landscape in the research of Gabriele Basilico (1944-2013) through 60 photographs in various formats, most of them in the artist’s distinctive black and white.

 

The Project in the Gaze. Landscape Photographs by Gabriele Basilico © Mendrisio Academy

The Project in the Gaze. Gabriele Basilico © Galleria dell’Accademia di architettura

 

Conceived and promoted by the Academy of Architecture together with the curator Angela Madesani and the Studio Gabriele Basilico, the exhibition presents 60 photographs in various formats, mostly in black and white. The exhibition explores the theme of landscape in the research of Gabriele Basilico (1944-2013), comprising works produced mainly between the eighties and nineties in Europe.

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