Roland Halbe at COAM Madrid presents “9 photographs-9 situations”

May 29, 2018

On May 16 the exhibition “9 photographs-9 situations” was inaugurated, showing large-format photographs of the German Roland Halbe, referenced in the digital monograph “Roland Halbe for himself” of the international collection of architecture ebooks + scalae architects.

 

Guthrie Theatre Minneapolis, USA, Jean Nouvel, 2006 © Roland Halbe

Guthrie Theatre Minneapolis, USA, Jean Nouvel, 2006 © Roland Halbe

 

The renowned photographer, based in Stuttgart, has already worked in Spain with Banco Santander, the Canary Biennial or FCC and was curator of the On-Site: New Architecture in Spain exhibition at the MoMA in New York in 2006. (more…)

“Thumbs That Type and Swipe: The DIS Edutainment Network” at La Casa Encendida Madrid

March 5, 2018

La Casa Encendida presents the exhibition Thumbs That Type and Swipe: The DIS Edutainment Network, a guide for this brave new world that helps us understand how to be and how to view our own bodies and societies in the techno-capitalist context.

 

The Seavangelist by Jacob Hurwitz Goodman and Daniel Keller © DIS

The Seavangelist by Jacob Hurwitz Goodman and Daniel Keller © DIS

 

A project by DIS with Darren Bader, Will Benedict y Steffen Jørgensen, Casey Jane Ellison, Ilana Harris-Babou, Jacob Hurwitz-Goodman y Daniel Keller, Ian Isiah, Kim Laughton, Anastasia Davydova Lewis en colaboración con Eno Swinnen, Chus Martínez, Ada O’Higgins, Babak Radboy, Christopher Kulendran Thomas en colaboración con Annika Kuhlmann, Lance Tooks, Ryan Trecartin, Amalia Ulman, McKenzie Wark, Maroon World and Malte Zander. (more…)

“Joaquín Vaquero Palacios: The Beauty of the Huge, 1954-1980″ at ICO Museum Madrid

March 4, 2018

An exhibition on an architect, painter, and sculptor who turned hydroelectric power plants into large-scale total works of art through a global creative process. Prolific in all disciplines, this exhibition focuses on the work that, fruit of thirty years of collaboration with Hidroeléctrica del Cantábrico, materialized in five Asturian power plants.

 

Integración artística en la Central hidroeléctrica de Proaza (Asturias), 1964- 1968 / Joaquín Vaquero Palacios. Image © Luis Asín

Integración artística en la Central hidroeléctrica de Proaza (Asturias), 1964- 1968 / Joaquín Vaquero Palacios. Image © Luis Asín

 

Joaquín Vaquero Palacios (Oviedo, 1900-Madrid, 1998) worked in Asturian power plants, in Salime (1945-1955), Miranda (1956-62), Proaza (1964-68), Aboño (1969-1980), and Tanes (1980). Joaquín Vaquero Ibáñez, a grandson of the multifaceted artist, is the curator of the exhibition, for which he has selected a series of models, original plans, sketches, period photographs, and industrial objects. (more…)

“Las voces del GPS” at CentroCentro Madrid

February 25, 2018

“The voices of the GPS”, a project curated by Paula García-Masedo and María Rogel, emerges from a research context generated ex-profeso for the meeting between architecture and choreography. Team pairs of both disciplines have worked on a selection of events that occurred during car trips in the decades of 2000 and 2010.

 

Los fantasmas de Susie Sierra, elii y Jonathan Martineau © elii y Jonathan Martineau

Los fantasmas de Susie Sierra, elii y Jonathan Martineau © elii y Jonathan Martineau

 

From this real news, a joint investigative process has been developed that ends with a series of proposals in room, hybrid between the choreography and the installation. Other pieces, outside of CentroCentro, circulate in a car with driver. Crash crash crash crash. The exhibition is a journey through events, oscillating between the reality of the installations of the exhibited pieces and the world of fiction in which we live. (more…)

David Bestué “ROSI AMOR” at Museo Reina Sofía Madrid

February 17, 2018

The artist, David Bestué (Barcelona, 1980) presents this exhibition in which he carries out material and formal research inspired by the Madrid neighbourhoods of Las Tablas and Vallecas and the El Escorial Monastery.

 

David Bestué "ROSI AMOR" © Joaquín Cortés / Román Lores

David Bestué “ROSI AMOR” © Joaquín Cortés / Román Lores

 

In recent years, David Bestué (Barcelona, 1980) has realised a series of sculpture projects which critically review certain historical events and aesthetic/formal developments characterising last century’s avant-garde movements in the fields of art, architecture and literature. (more…)

Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BEAU) at La Arqueria de Nuevos Ministerios Madrid

February 17, 2018

The XIII BEAU’s selection showcases a breadth of talent from across Spain, not just its biggest cities. It also highlights some of the country’s practices on the rise. In addition to projects by studios such as Arquitectura-G and H Arquitectes, much of the work included in Alternativas / Alternatives represents Spain’s up-and-coming architects and studios such as Abalo Alonso Arquitectos, Victor López Cotelo, Olalquiaga Arquitectos and more.

 

Casa Andamio (Girona,España)_Arquitectos: bosch.capdeferro arquitectures © José Hevia

Casa Andamio (Girona,España)_Arquitectos: bosch.capdeferro arquitectures © José Hevia

 

The Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (BEAU) is being shown in the Arqueria Nuevos Ministerios, in Madrid, Spain. The XIII BEAU, entitled Alternativas / Alternatives, has traveled to United States, France, Germany, Japan and Sweden. The exhibition, which also includes an additional 20 shortlisted works, features large-scale image displays and audiovisual commentary about the winning projects, as well as drawing reproductions and architectural models.  (more…)

“Le Corbusier” at Guillermo de Osma Gallery Madrid

February 4, 2018

This retrospective exhibition aims to highlight the importance of Le Corbusier’s pictorial production and analyze the basic features of his paintings. It presents more than twenty works among paintings, drawings and collages made by the artist during the last 30 years of his life.

 

Le Corbusier, "Deux femmes nuages"

Le Corbusier, “Deux femmes nuages”

 

The gallery Guillermo de Osma will host this exhibition that takes a tour through the pictorial production of the prominent artist known as Le Corbusier.  Although he was a prestigious architect, drawing and painting marked his professional activity in the same way. The exhibition discovers his interpretation of the human figure, especially the woman’s body, which began in the 1920s. (more…)

Madrid Design Festival: events, installations and exhibitions

February 3, 2018

Madrid Design Festival Madrid Design Festival is an international event that will convert Madrid into the capital of design and elevate the city to a privileged position on the international arena. The festival will be held in February 2018 and will encompass all design disciplines, from architecture to graphic design, communications to interior design, all of them hybridising into a contemporary and innovative format.

 

Kalevan kirkko, Tampere 1964-66. Arkkitehdit Raili ja Reima Pietilä.

Kalevan kirkko, Tampere 1964-66. Arkkitehdit Raili ja Reima Pietilä.

 

Madrid Design Festival is a widespread project that will infiltrate every corner of the city, becoming the very best tool to democratise design and transmit the importance of this discipline that transforms our lives each and every day. A language that can generate methodologies, change mentalities, positively alter our environment and, above all, redesign the world. (more…)

Royal Collections Museum by Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos

January 23, 2018

Discover the winner of the BigMat ’17 International Architecture Award National Prize in Spain: Royal Collections Museum by Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos, a museum which is part of the natural-artificial landscape of the western ‘cornice’ of Madrid while also preserving the open, public character of La Almudena Square.

 

Royal Collections Museum by Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos © Luis Asín

Royal Collections Museum by Mansilla + Tuñón Arquitectos © Luis Asín

 

According to the panel of judges chairman, Jesús Aparicio, “[…] a sprawling museum that further enhances Madrid’s most iconic cityscape known as “la Cornisa”, tying in beautifully with the existing Royal Palace.” From an urban perspective, the project is based on two planning principles: on the one hand, the Royal Collection museum should be part of the natural-artificial landscape of Madrid’s western edge, and on the other hand, it is necessary to maintain the open, public nature of La Almudena Square and preserve the views of the gardens beneath the western lip of the city.

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“Máquinas de vivir” exhibition at CentroCentro Madrid

January 14, 2018

Through choreography, music, actions, images, paintings, photographs, films, models, books, documents and scenographies, the exhibition proposes the spatio-temporal relation between three different and fields of production, three ways of understanding the territory, the city and the house, different and related ways of being in the domestic space, architecture and urban planning.

 

Viviendas para una comunidad de gitanos (O Vao, Pontevedra, 1970-1972), Pascuala Campos y César Portela. Foto: Anna Turbau.

Viviendas para una comunidad de gitanos (O Vao, Pontevedra, 1970-1972), Pascuala Campos y César Portela. Foto: Anna Turbau.

 

“Máquinas de vivir” (Machines for living) is a project that opens a three-way dialogue between radical architecture, social criticism and flamenco representations. Through choreography, music, actions, images, paintings, photographs, films, models, books, documents and scenographies, he proposes the spatio-temporal adjustment between three different and linked fields of production, three ways of understanding the territory, the city and the house, different and related ways of being in the domestic space, architecture and urban planning, reinventions of the flows of circulation, mobility and walk, whose development in the present starts in the second half of the twentieth century. (more…)