“Gut Feeling” Eva Fàbregas at CentroCentro Madrid

The artistic research undertaken by Eva Fàbregas (Barcelona, 1988) focuses on the body knowledge and the sensory experience that facilitates the policies of the design industry and its continuous and growing production of objects.

 

“Gut Feeling” exibition view, Eva Fàbregas © Lukasz Michalak

 

The almost erotic relationship that exists in both directions -from us to objects and from objects to us – affects not only our bodies but also our desires. Can we talk about a design of emotions from the tactile condition of the material environment? What are the physical responses that the somatic produces in our bodies? (more…)

“Olafur Eliasson: Y/our Future Is Now” at Serralves Museum

The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, in collaboration with BPI and ‘La Caixa’ Foundation, are pleased to present Olafur Eliasson: Y/our future is now, the first solo presentation by the Danish-Icelandic artist in Portugal.

 

Festival of Future Nows. Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, 15.09.2017, Olafur Eliasson & Günther Vogt, 21 Yellow forest, 2017 © Foto: David von Becker

 

Eliasson is renowned for creating artworks that traverse the boundaries of conventional exhibition spaces – like the museum and gallery – in order to assume an active presence in civic space. In this new exhibition, Eliasson invites visitors to navigate a series of recent large-scale installations and sculptures that invoke cycles, arcs, and curves to embody movement. (more…)

“Layers of time” installation at MAO Ljubljana

The Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) is opening the renovated courtyard of the renaissance Fužine Castle, thus entering a vibrant summer season. The author of this intervention is Julio Gotor Valcarcel, his proposal is understood as the addition of new layers of time.

 

“Layers of Time”, Julio Gotor Valcárcel © MAO

 

His idea is a simple, delicate proposal, according to the present reality of the castle and its use. In a nutshell, the intervention dialogues with these temporary layers which have shaped the reality of the castle, and their duration. The courtyard and corridors will be closed during the hottest months of the year: a series of retractable awnings allowing different positions depending on the programme. The proposal includes the use of curtains in the corridors next to the courtyard. A collection of flexible elements will be displayed, vegetation and furniture. (more…)

“The invention of a language. Franco Purini and the theme of origin, 1964-1976” at IUAV Venice

The exhibition, through projects and drawings by Franco Purini of the sixties and seventies – a historical moment of transition and re-establishment of the architectural discipline – aims to illustrate the “construction” of an architectural language in the research of the Roman architect.

 

Franco Purini, città compatta 1966

 

Inaugurated at the University IUAV of Venice, the exhibition “The invention of a language. Franco Purini and the theme of origin, 1964-1976”, is curated by Roberta Albiero and Laura Thermes, with the collaboration of Teresa Ianni.  (more…)

“Gardens of Stone” summer installation by Barbas Lopes Arquitectos at Garagem Sul

The Barbas Lopes studio has named the cork intervention that will transform the square of the Belém Cultural Centre in the summer of 2019 Gardens of Stone. This is a restless topography, a floor project that reconfigures the way we inhabit the building and opens up spaces still unknown to the public.

 

“Gardens of Stone” Barbas Lopes Arquitectos at CCCB

 

Construction in cork in the CCB Square. Every summer, in partnership with Amorim Isolamentos, Garagem Sul challenges an architectural studio to explore the material qualities – texture, smell, density and colour – of black cork agglomerate. To meet this challenge, the project by Patrícia Barbas connects different spaces in the building, using the comfort and warmth of cork to build several gardens that enter into dialogue with site. (more…)