“Yona Friedman. Mobile Architecture, People’s Architecture” at MAXXI Rome

June 26, 2017

The MAXXI dedicates the YONA FRIEDMAN. Mobile Architecture, People’s Architecture exhibition, curated by Gong Yan and Elena Motisi, which shall take place from 23rd June to 29th October 2017 to Yona Friedman (Budapest 1923), a legendary architect, an exuberant, creative artist transcending disciplines, whose thinking is extraordinarily relevant.

 

MAXXI Spatial, 2017  Fotomontaggio su vista del MAXXI / Photomontages on MAXXI views Courtesy:  Yona Friedman photocredit © Francesco Radino-courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

MAXXI Spatial, 2017, Fotomontaggio su vista del MAXXI / Photomontages on MAXXI views, Courtesy: Yona Friedman, photocredit © Francesco Radino-courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

 

This exhibition, which was organised by Power Station of Art, Shanghai – where it was presented in 2015 – is now hosted by the MAXXI with a new outfitting, conceived together with the architect. Friedman – who built an apparently floating modular structure in 2016 for the Serpentine Gallery of London – believes that anyone can use simple, flexible mobile structures to design and build their own architecture, such as houses and the “spatial cities” that fluctuate over real cities.  (more…)

Architectural nomadism on focus at “Partir” exhibition

October 13, 2016

This year’s FRAC Centre-Val de Loire’s “Rendez-vous de l’histoire” (“History meetings”) has been organized in collaboration with CAUE Loir-et-Cher at a very special venue: the Blois Royal Castle.

 

Yona Friedman, Ville spatiale, 1959 Collection Frac Centre, Orléans - Collection Frac Centre-Val de Loire, Orléans - Photo : François Lauginie

Yona Friedman, Ville spatiale, 1959 Collection Frac Centre, Orléans – Collection Frac Centre-Val de Loire, Orléans – Photo : François Lauginie

 

The 2016-2017 events programme opens with this new exhibition, “Partir” (“Leaving“), which brings together the works of many French architects that have questioned and observed mankind’s evolution towards nomadism from the 1950’s until now. (more…)

“Neocodomousse” exhibition by Raumlaborberlin at LiFE Saint-Nazaire

September 1, 2016

Raumlabor’s largest exhibition this year is an experimental building workshop in the former submarine base of St.Nazaire. In the exhibition the collective present their first 1:1 tryouts of structures for the future of collective housing. 

 

Exhibition view Raumlaborberlin, Neocodomousse, 2016 LiFE - Grand Café contemporary art centre, Saint-Nazaire France ©  Marc Domage

Exhibition view Raumlaborberlin, Neocodomousse, 2016 LiFE – Grand Café contemporary art centre, Saint-Nazaire France © Marc Domage

 

St. Nazaire is an industrial harbor town at the mouth of the Loire. It lives of the production of the largest passenger ships on earth, aeroplanes and fuel. Fuel is at its end and aeroplanes and cruiseships are among the greatest killers of our climate. Based on these three foundations the city is obviously an economic center of an ending era. What are the possible futures for such a place? Raumlabors proposal for St.Nazaire is to get a foot in the door of a new emerging market:  the production of collective space from industrial waste.  (more…)

“Yona Friedman Architecture mobile = Architecture vivante” now in Paris

May 8, 2016

Dedicated to Yona Friedman (1923), architect, artist and theorist, this monographic exhibition was created in 2015 to celebrate the deposit of an important piece of his works at the  National Centre for Visual Arts.

 

Lycée David d’Angers (lycée bergson) à Angers © Yona Friedman

Lycée David d’Angers (lycée bergson) à Angers © Yona Friedman

 

Through a chronological and thematic path, visitors are invited to appropriate the tools of Friedman’s lively, changeable and organic architecture. The many architectural, social and educational proposals of Yona Friedman undoubtedly find applications in our society. This exhibition also features two irregular structures realized in scale 1 , offering visitors to participate in the installation. (more…)

Landscapes of air: a conversation between Yona Friedman, Luigi Ghirri and Jean-Baptiste Decavèle

December 30, 2015

Querini Stampalia Foundation in Venice invite the Friedman/Decavèle duo to readress the Vigne Museum from Ghirri’s perspective: “a frame that allows to find the museum works among buildings and squares, glimpses of towns and countryside, identifying them in the folds of history”.

 

Paesaggi d'aria (2015), photo: Luigi Ghirri © Fondazione Querini Stampalia

Cittanova di Modena. Paesaggi d’aria (2015), photo: Luigi Ghirri © Fondazione Querini Stampalia

 

The Querini Stampalia Foundation in Venice has recently inaugurated the exhibition “Paesaggi d’aria“, both a conversation and photography display between Luigi Ghirri, the famous Italian photgrapher, Yona Friedman, architect and critic, and Jean-Baptiste Decavèle, French artist and photographer.

Both Friedman and Decavèle had previously worked together on many occasions, and the interaction between photographer Luigi Ghirri and the Friedman/Decavèle duo occurs in a common context of many art studies after the Second World War: the need is to demolish a perception of works and places structured by means of frames, showcases, pedestals and architectures, and to subvert the distinction between the object and its containers, the building and the environment. (more…)