“A golden age: Architecture in Asturias 1950-1965″ exhibition at the Fine Arts Museum of Asturias

April 21, 2017

The exhibition is organised in 6 sections and comprises 105 panels, 52 original documents, 15 pieces of furniture and 8 works of art, allowing the visitor to bring together a latent collective imagination which is none other than that of the architecture itself as seen everyday.

 

Proaza Power Station, Don Joaquin Vaquero Palacios 1965 © Fotofilatelia

Proaza Power Station, Don Joaquin Vaquero Palacios 1965 © Fotofilatelia

 

Based on the book “Modernity again: Architecture in Asturias 1950-1965″, by Fernando Nanclares and Nieves Ruiz -awarded with the Prize of the Architect’s Association of Asturias-, the exhibition “A golden age: Architecture in Asturias 1950-1965″ shows a new interpretation on the golden age of modern Asturian architecture, developed during the fifties and the first part of the sixties. During these years, the modern spirit  and the avant-garde ideas that had already given excellent results during the times of the Second Spanish Republic (1931 – 1939) emerged again.  (more…)

“Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon” at Museu Marítim de Barcelona

April 12, 2017

The materials presented in this retrospective allow an approximation to a theory of territory, expressed in a plan and a model of the city, as seen in the models of the architect’s projects. Da Graça is the architect of the Pavilion of Knowledge of the Seas at the 1998 World Exposition in Lisbon and the musealization of the archaeological zone of the New Castle Square.

 

Edifício-sede do Banco Português de Investimento, 2015 © João Luís Carrilho da Graça

Edifício-sede do Banco Português de Investimento, 2015 © João Luís Carrilho da Graça

 

The MMB and Architects for Architecture present the exhibition “Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon“. This is not an exhibition about João Luís Carrilho da Graça or his work, but its anthological character is inevitable. The show reveals a way of looking that has been present since the beginning of his professional and teaching activity. It is a way of looking that is illustrated from the city where he has worked for more than 30 years: Lisbon. This exhibit has previously been exhibited at the Centro Cultural de Belém in Lisbon, at the Leopoldo Rother Architecture Museum in Bogotá, and at the Museu da Casa Brasileira in São Paulo.

From the materials presented in this retrospective, the exhibition sheds light on what is a veritable theory of territory, expressed in a ground plan and model of Lisbon, and reiterated by the models of the individual projects. This theory holds that the construction of a city and its architecture is underpinned by the human routes and settlements that were there before, which in turn are determined by the main lines and points of the topography of the land.

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“Rafael Moneo. Theory through practice. Archive materials (1961-2016)” at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Madrid

April 3, 2017

The exhibition will bring together a selection of drawings, architectural models and photographs of 46 celebrated buildings by this Spanish architect, including Logroño Town Hall, the Museo Nacional de Arte Romano in Mérida, the extension to Atocha station in Madrid, the Kursaal in San Sebastián, and the Museum of Modern Art and Architecture in Stockholm.

 

National Museum of Roman Art, Merida, Spain, 1980-1986. Pencil on paper. Image © Rafael Moneo Courtesy of Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

National Museum of Roman Art, Merida, Spain, 1980-1986. Pencil on paper. Image © Rafael Moneo Courtesy of Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Having been seen in A Coruña at the exhibition space of the Fundación Barrié – the exhibition’s organisers – and at various international venues, in the spring of 2017 the first major retrospective on Rafael Moneo will arrive at the Museum in Madrid.


 

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“Rafael Moneo. Theory through practice. Archive materials, (1961-2016)”
April 4 – June 11, 2017
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Madrid
Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid
Spain

 


It will bring together a selection of drawings, architectural models and photographs of 46 celebrated buildings by this Spanish architect, including Logroño Town Hall, the Museo Nacional de Arte Romano in Mérida, the extension to Atocha station in Madrid, the Kursaal in San Sebastián, the Museum of Modern Art and Architecture in Stockholm, the cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, the laboratories at Columbia University, New York, and the extension to the Museo del Prado. Also included are various projects that were never executed but which also illustrate a fundamental part of Moneo’s thinking. In addition, to coincide with the Museum’s 25th anniversary, the exhibition will include a “Thyssen Room” on the remodelling of the Palacio de Villahermosa as the venue to house the ThyssenBornemisza collection in Madrid.

 

National Museum of Roman Art, Merida. Photograph © Michael Moran/OTTO. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

National Museum of Roman Art, Merida. Photograph © Michael Moran/OTTO. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

 

Organised in collaboration with Fundación Barrié and Estudio Rafael Moneo, this major retrospective held for the award- winning Spanish “starchitect” Rafael Moneo, featuring around 250 original drawings, photographs and models from 46 projects spanning his entire career. Organised into six biographical sections, the exhibition sheds light on how Moneo’s unique way of thinking and theories have been central to the development of the recent history of architecture, and how his designs have had tremendous influence on generations of architects. “Rafael Moneo: A Theoretical Reflection from the Professional Practice” tells the story of an architect who sought to define an approach to architectural design based on a strong disciplinary basis amid the ever – changing conditions of his time, and who accepted the difficult position of claiming architecture as a specific form of knowledge.
Atocha. Photography © Michael Moran / Rafael Moneo Courtesy of Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Atocha. Photography © Michael Moran / Rafael Moneo Courtesy of Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Extension to the Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1998-2007. Photographer Michael Moran. © Rafael Moneo. Courtesy Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Extension to the Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1998-2007. Photographer Michael Moran. © Rafael Moneo. Courtesy Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Moneo skillfully applied both traditional Roman construction techniques and contemporary architectural mechanisms, such that the museum came to be the missing link between ancient Roman culture and Mérida today. Other projects
featured include Kursaal, Auditorium and Congress Centre in San Sebastián, Spain (1999). Ignoring conventional architecture, this auditorium and congress centre was designed to become part of the landscape along the coastline. To maintain the proposal’s abstraction, Moneo explored the potential of a material he had never worked with before– glass. It honours the geography, ultimately becoming a well – known cultural landmark in Spain. Another exhibit,
the Prado Museum Extension,Madrid, Spain (2007), shows his outstanding work which breaks free from the limitations of typical building extension construction projects. Instead of a simpleevamp of the museum, it resulted in an intervention to the city.
Building site of the laboratories of Columbia University in the City of New York. Photograph © Duccio Malagamba. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Building site of the laboratories of Columbia University in the City of New York. Photograph © Duccio Malagamba. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, California, USA, 1996-2002. Wood. © Rafael Moneo, Courtesy Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles, California, USA, 1996-2002. Wood. © Rafael Moneo, Courtesy Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Extension to the City Hall of Murcia, 1991-1998. Ink on paper. Image © Rafael Moneo. Courtesy of Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Extension to the City Hall of Murcia, 1991-1998. Ink on paper. Image © Rafael Moneo. Courtesy of Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Portrait of Rafael Moneo. On the building site of the laboratories of Columbia University in the City of New York. Image ©Rafael Moneo. Courtesy Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Portrait of Rafael Moneo. On the building site of the laboratories of Columbia University in the City of New York. Image ©Rafael Moneo. Courtesy Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Free-hand design. Madrid Opera House, Spain, 1962. Pencil on paper © Rafael Moneo. Courtesy Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Free-hand design. Madrid Opera House, Spain, 1962. Pencil on paper © Rafael Moneo. Courtesy Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Transformer Factory Diestre, Zaragoza, 1964-1967. Photograph © Maspons Ubiña / Rafael Moneo Courtesy of Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Transformer Factory Diestre, Zaragoza, 1964-1967. Photograph © Maspons Ubiña / Rafael Moneo Courtesy of Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Fundación Pilar i Joan Miró, Palma de Mallorca, 1987-1992. Drawing on paper. © Rafael Moneo. Courtesy Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Fundación Pilar i Joan Miró, Palma de Mallorca, 1987-1992. Drawing on paper. © Rafael Moneo. Courtesy Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Kursaal, Auditorium and Conference Center, San Sebastián © Michael Moran/OTTO. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Kursaal, Auditorium and Conference Center, San Sebastián © Michael Moran/OTTO. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Kursaal, overview. Photograph © F.O.A / Rafael Moneo Courtesy of Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Kursaal, overview. Photograph © F.O.A / Rafael Moneo Courtesy of Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Moderna Museet Arkitektur Museet, Estocolmo, Suecia. Fotografía © Michael Moran / Rafael Moneo Cortesía Fundación Barrié. Imagen cortesía de Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Moderna Museet Arkitektur Museet, Estocolmo, Suecia. Fotografía © Michael Moran / Rafael Moneo Cortesía Fundación Barrié. Imagen cortesía de Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Headquarter of Bankinter, Madrid, 1973-1977. Pencil on paper. Image © Rafael Moneo Courtesy Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Headquarter of Bankinter, Madrid, 1973-1977. Pencil on paper. Image © Rafael Moneo Courtesy Fundación Barrié. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Antonio López Aguado, Palace of the Duchess of Villahermosa. Main facade overlooking the Carrera de San Jerónimo, 1805. Private collection. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Antonio López Aguado, Palace of the Duchess of Villahermosa. Main facade overlooking the Carrera de San Jerónimo, 1805. Private collection. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Attributed to Vigilio Rabaglio. Detail of elevation and section of the facade of the palace of Atri, around 1750. Chinese ink and watery on paper. Bellinzona (Switzerland), Archivio di Stato del Cantone Ticino, Fondo Rabaglio. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Attributed to Vigilio Rabaglio. Detail of elevation and section of the facade of the palace of Atri, around 1750. Chinese ink and watery on paper. Bellinzona (Switzerland), Archivio di Stato del Cantone Ticino, Fondo Rabaglio. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Model of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, former Palace of Villahermosa. Madrid, 1989-1992. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Model of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, former Palace of Villahermosa. Madrid, 1989-1992. Image courtesy of Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.


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“The value in mathematics – How do we learn?” exhibition by Falke Pisano at C3A Córdoba

March 16, 2017

In her latest series of works, “The value in mathematics”, Pisano examines the often overlooked relationship between culture and mathematics. Through sculptures, texts, diagrams, and videos, she investigates how western cultural values, such as progress, rationality, and universality, have influenced the way we have come to think about mathematics.

 

"The value in mathematics - How do we learn?", exhibition view © Álvaro Carmona

“The value in mathematics – How do we learn?”, exhibition view © Álvaro Carmona

 

Falke Pisano‘s work (Netherlands, 1978), is based on long-term projects, which she conceives as organised fields of research, production, and reflection. Her installations explore the status of knowledge and learning programmes with the aid of diagrammatic structures and abstract sculptural forms. (more…)

“Modelling for the camera. Photography of architectural models in Spain, 1925–1970″ at ICO Madrid

February 23, 2017

Through this exhibition, Museo ICO focuses on, for the very first time in Spain, the role of models and the photography thereof in the creation of the image of architectural modernity in Spain.

 

Sede de los Laboratorios JORBA, Madrid, 1965. Miguel Fisac Serna. Fotografía © C. Jiménez. Imagen cortesía de La Fábrica

Sede de los Laboratorios JORBA, Madrid, 1965. Miguel Fisac Serna. Fotografía © C. Jiménez. Imagen cortesía de La Fábrica

 

The exhibition features 138 photographs, 14 albums and contact sheets, 20 magazines, 13 models and one projection, for the large part, all specimens are originals that reflect on modern architecture. The photographs were taken by around 35 photographers over more than four decades. Francesc Català-Roca, Kindel, Pando, Luis Lladó, Oriol Maspons-Julio Ubiña, Francisco Gómez, are just a few of the photographers on show at this exhibition.

Their cameras captured the models used for the most noteworthy architectural projects in modern history, and other less known projects, undertaken by the best Spanish architects of the mid- 20th century, such as Josep Lluís Sert, Miguel Fisac, José Antonio Coderch, Francisco de Asís Cabrero, Javier Carvajal, Alejandro de la Sota and Fernando Higueras. 
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“Navidad en RE! – Christmas in Re! REuse REduce” triple installation by Spanish collective Basurama

December 8, 2016

Basurama proposes three ephemeral art installations set in the CaixaForum facades of Barcelona, Madrid and Zaragoza that are made with the residues generated by Christmas consumption. The main objective is to focus on the waste generated in these holidays.

 

“Christmas in Re!” installation, CaixaForum Zaragoza © Asier Rua

 

The artistic process had the support of hundreds of people, who got involved in the project, by taking residues to the storage systems, settled by Basurama in the three buildings. The installations are opened until January 8th. (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…)

MEIAC in Badajoz, Spain, to host Justo García Rubio’s retrospective exhibition

November 24, 2016

Over a hundred original drawings and models by the Spanish architect, author of the renowned bus station in Casar de Cáceres, will bring the visitors closer to the unique architectural language of García Rubio.

 

Justo García Rubio, Bus Station. Casar de Cáceres © Justo García Rubio

Justo García Rubio, Bus Station. Casar de Cáceres © Justo García Rubio

 

On Tuesday, November 8, the MEIAC Museum in Badajoz, Spain inaugurated the exhibition dedicated to architect Justo García RubioJusto García Rubio is considered a referential figure of contemporary avant-garde in Spanish architecture. His buildings, generally located in small towns in the heart Spain, are an example of the combination of modern architecture with a very personal and artistic approach from the author, whose creativity is not stopped by a limited budget. (more…)

Retrospective exhibition revisits 38 years of Manuel Gallego’s architecture

November 11, 2016

Presented last spring at Barrie Foundation’s headquarters in La Coruña, the Spanish architect’s retrospective arrives in Vigo with 16 models, 24 large-format drawings, over 400 photographs and two videos about the author: “Through the territory of architecture with Manuel Gallego” and “Masters of Architecture”.

 

“Manuel Gallego. Architecture 1967-2015″ © Courtesy of Barrie Foundation

“Manuel Gallego. Architecture 1967-2015″ © Courtesy of Barrie Foundation

 

The  Barrié Foundation’s exhibition gallery in Vigo, Spain, will be offering from October 28 until March 5, 2017 a retrospective exhibition prepared last year on the occasion of Manuel Gallego’s 38 years of work as an architect. The exhibition “Manuel Gallego. Architecture 1967-2015″, curated by the author himself and designed by architect and photographer Paul G. Picard’s, was presented last November at the Foundation’s headquarters in La Coruña, Spain.

This is the first retrospective on the architect, who was Spanish National Architecture Prize in 1997. The exhibition was produced by Barrie Foundation in collaboration with the office of Manuel Gallego Jorreto. (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…)