“Formes et Lumière” exhibition by Gitty Darugar

April 27, 2018

Form, function, light, and color are the concerns of architects and their constructive creations. In her photographs of the buildings of the architect Christian de Portzamparc, the photographer Gitty Darugar interprets these physical structures in abstraction – an abstraction of light and color that crystallizes these forms into compositions of unanticipated beauty.

 

"Formes et Lumière" Gitty Darugar © La Galerie d’Architecture

“Formes et Lumière” Gitty Darugar © La Galerie d’Architecture

 

The architect’s three-dimensional elements are, of course, present, but we do not see these «man-made» shapes until Darugar’s magical photographic eye has transformed them into two dimensions. Her architectural photographs demonstrate not only how Architecture and Nature imitate one another – but also how, through Darugar’s work, this dialogue can achieve further creative expression in photography. (more…)

“Strategies of Displacement” exhibition by Antoni Muntadas at CGAC Santiago

March 18, 2018

Strategies of Displacement is an exhibition that reviews Muntadas’ work through specific projects and incorporates his recent shift towards landscape. The author marks a route that steers towards an unstable territory, one that raises questions, in a selection of projects that converge around three ideas: losing (yourself), disappearing, going (away).

 

"Strategies of Displacement" exhibition by Antoni Muntadas © CGAC

“Strategies of Displacement” exhibition by Antoni Muntadas © CGAC

 

Antoni Muntadas (Barcelona, 1942), a figure of reference in international art, is building a transdisciplinary discourse centred on criticism of the media; he places the extensive function of art in interaction with social sciences, the mass media and the new information technologies to reveal the linguistic mechanisms of power. In the seventies he created the term media landscape to give a name to this new landscape, which has been, since then, the main goal of his investigation. (more…)

“The Magic Eye of Carlo Mollino. Photographs 1934-1973″

February 8, 2018

The exhibition traces Carlo Mollino’s entire photographic production, in a display itinerary featuring more than 500 images from the archive of Turin Polytechnic. This initiative follows on from the exhibition ‘Carlo Mollino. In viaggio’, held at CAMERA in spring 2016, testifying to the strengthening of the bonds between the Polytechnic and CAMERA, also thanks to a collaboration agreement signed in April last year.

 

Carlo Mollino e Riccardo Moncalvo - La Società Ippica Torinese da corso Dante, fotomontaggio, 1941. © Politecnico di Torino, sezione Archivi biblioteca Roberto Gabetti, Fondo Carlo Mollino

Carlo Mollino e Riccardo Moncalvo – La Società Ippica Torinese da corso Dante, fotomontaggio, 1941. © Politecnico di Torino, sezione Archivi biblioteca Roberto Gabetti, Fondo Carlo Mollino

 

In his extraordinary and polymorphous figure, Carlo Mollino condenses both these aspects: Turinese by birth and always active in the Piedmontese capital, over recent decades, Mollino has become a figure appreciated far beyond the city and national borders, an eccentric maestro of 20th-century culture.” (more…)

“Marco Anelli: Building Magazzino” by Rizzoli Publishers

January 27, 2018

The photographic book Marco Anelli: Building Magazzino, published by Skira Rizzoli, comprises 129 color photographs and a preface by Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu, along with essays by Manuel Blanco, Alberto Campo Baeza (winner of the BigMat Award 2015), Marvin Heiferman, Miguel Quismondo and Vittorio Calabrese.

 

Marco Anelli: Building Magazzino © Marco Anelli

Marco Anelli: Building Magazzino © Marco Anelli

 

Celebrated Italian photographer Marco Anelli captures the construction of Magazzino Italian Art, a new Hudson Valley institution dedicated to postwar and contemporary Italian art. The transformation and expansion of a 1960s factory building in Cold Spring, NY to house an extraordinary art collection has been documented by Marco Anelli, Magazzino Italian Art’s first artist in residence. From initial excavations to the installation of artworks in the galleries, Anelli traces Spanish architect Miguel Quismondo’s plan to create a space that bridges the artistic legacy of the Hudson Valley with the demands of ambitious contemporary artworks. Several essays and examples of founders Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu’s stunning Italian art collection enliven Anelli’s series of landscape photographs and portraits. (more…)

“Revisiting Moneo’s Prado” celebrating the 10th anniversary of the museum’s extension

November 17, 2017

The Museo del Prado is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the largest extension in the history of the Museum – designed by Rafael Moneo – with a commemorative publication that includes a text by Jorge Fernández-Santos illustrated with a photographic essay by Joaquín Bérchez, and a summary of the contribution made by the extension to the overall modernisation of the Museum initiated at that time.

 

Moneo, Villanueva and Cabrero. Photograph taken from Room 516 of the Ritz Hotel, Madrid. © Joaquín Berchez. 2017

Moneo, Villanueva and Cabrero. Photograph taken from Room 516 of the Ritz Hotel, Madrid. © Joaquín Berchez. 2017

 

In addition, the Museum is presenting an exhibition of photographs by Joaquín Bérchez, a photographer, architectural historian and senior professor of art history at the Universidad de Valencia. To complete this celebration, the Prado is presenting ten, new 360-degree videos made with support from Samsung, a technological sponsor of the Prado. The videos show working areas in the extension that are not normally accessible to the public. (more…)

Five photographers interpret products by Vico Magistretti in ‘Fuori catalogo’

August 17, 2017

The selected objects are a lightstand, a table, a bookshelf and two chairs: all of which are iconic objetcs, with distinct stories to tell, all five designs are remarkably contemporary. Magistretti’s designs continue to be sources of inspiration for future projects while offering a critical comment from the past.

 

Chair Selene, Artemide, 1969 © Calypso Mahieu

Chair Selene, Artemide, 1969 © Calypso Mahieu

 

The exhibition Fuori catalogo, organised by Fondazione studio museo Vico Magistretti in co-production with ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, is curated by Anniina Koivu, Head of Theory Master of ECAL and Francesco Zanot, photography critic and curator of exhibitions, including the opening exhibit of Osservatorio Prada in Milan.

Fuori catalogo is an exhibition that looks at five Vico Magistretti designs, all of which are out of production, through the lenses of five young photographers.  (more…)

‘Fernando Guerra: A Photography Practice Under X-Ray’ at Garagem Sul

July 14, 2017

The CCB, Cultural Centre of Belém in Lisbon, presents the work of Portuguese photographer Fernando Guerra, whose camera has portrayed some of the most important contemporary buildings both in Portugal and abroad.

 

Fernando Guerra, a photography practice under x-ray © Fernando Guerra

Fernando Guerra, a photography practice under x-ray © Fernando Guerra

 

Architectural photography benefited, with the new millennium, from an exponential prevalence in the relation between architects and society. The FG+SG office has taken on the challenges that stemmed from the increased importance given to architecture and is nowadays an internationally recognised and award-winning photographic practice.

The progressive affirmation of the photographer and architect Fernando Guerra has gone hand in hand with the recent architectural production and his photographic reportage, which has spread on a global scale and constitute a privileged perspective of contemporary architecture. (more…)

‘Le Corbusier: 5 architectures’, photographs by Guido Guidi for Einaudi

June 11, 2017

The work of Guido Guidi is well aware of the deep interpretative value of the act of observation. In his photographs we are taken into Le Corbusier’s work like never before: through detailed and partial views the photographer draws on the architect’s lesser known work.

 

Guido Guidi. Le Corbusier 5 architetture © Guido Guidi / Einaudi

Guido Guidi. Le Corbusier 5 architetture © Guido Guidi / Einaudi

 

The art gallery Unosunove in Rome presents Italian photogrpaher Guido Guidi‘s latest work, a collaboration with editors Einaudi in their series ‘I millenni‘, with texts from ‘Le Corbusier. Scritti‘ by Rosa Tamborrino.

The exhibition comprises Guidi‘s photographs on 5 works by the Swiss architect, paying attention to the details of each place, the materials combined during the construction, the colors of the spaces, together with the notes glued on the walls or on the textile containers… a perfect and necessary addition to the architect’s words and texts. The exhibition will be open until June 24. (more…)

“Entropy and Urban Space” the first major retrospective of Gabriele Basilico in Spain

June 6, 2017

The exhibition comprises 185 photographs, including his famous series “Milano, ritratti di fabriche”, as well as broad selection of over 70 books published by Basilico over the years and four videos on various aspects of his work, offering a general view of his entire photographic career.

 

Dunkerque, 1984 © Archivio Gabriele Basilico di Giovanna Calvenzi

Dunkerque, 1984 © Archivio Gabriele Basilico di Giovanna Calvenzi

 

Museo ICO presents “Gabriele Basilico. Entropy and Urban Space“,the first comprehensive retrospective of this Italian photographer in Spain. The exhibition of Basilico, known as The photographer of the city, explores his stylistic and conceptual evolution throughout his career, from the romantic view of his early days in search of visual order amid the apparent chaos of the postmodern metropolis.

A total of 185 photographs, a selection of over 70 books published by the Milanese photographer over the years and four videos offer us a view of his work throughout his photographic career. The show is part of the Official Section of PHotoEspaña 2017 and may be visited until 10 September. (more…)

“CO.” architectural communication congress exhibition in Madrid

May 25, 2017

The exhibition features the work of young architect collectives whose approach to design is related to the different, alternative ways of architectural communication: social mediation, down-up processes, interdisciplinarity, networking…

 

CO. exhibition display © COCA Architectural Communication Congress

CO. exhibition display © COCA Architectural Communication Congress

 

The gallery space beneath the Spanish Ministry is hosting an architectural exhibition on the occasion of the 1st Architectural Communication Congress organized by MaCa and the Technical University of Madrid. The exhibition, which features work by architects and designers present during the Congress’ activities and lectures but also works by other so-called architectural collectives, focuses on a new form of architectural practice whose approach to architecture is strongly related to social mediation, alternative work platforms and citizens’ associations. (more…)