“Lucien Hervé – Geometries under the light” at Villa Savoye

The Center des monuments nationaux and Le Jeu de Paume present “Lucien Hervé. Geometries under the light ”an exhibition of the work of photographer Lucien Hervé (1910-2007) devoted to a selection of his architectural shots, at the Villa Savoye from November 21, 2019 to February 23, 2020.

 

Observatoire, Delhi, Inde 1955 Lucien Hervé © Lucien Hervé, Paris

 

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the meeting between Le Corbusier and Lucien Hervé, the exhibition intends to renew the artistic dialogue initiated by the two creators around the “learned, correct and magnificent play of shapes assembled in light”. (more…)

Cerith Wyn Evans “….the Illuminating Gas” at Pirelli HangarBicocca

Conceived as a harmonious composition of light, energy, and sound, “….the Illuminating Gas” is the largest-ever solo exhibition by Cerith Wyn Evans (Llanelli, Wales, UK, 1958; lives and works in London) and it presents a selection of twenty-four works—earlier sculptures, complex monumental installations, and new productions—offering visitors a unique synesthetic experience.

 

Cerith Wyn Evans, StarStarStar/Steer (totransversephoton), 2019 Installation view at Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, 2019. Photo: Agostino Osio

 

As of the 1990s, the artist abandoned film altogether, and concentrated on creating sculptures, installations, photographs, and site-specific or performative interventions, which are characterized by the use of ephemeral elements such as light and sound, as well as by the centrality of the temporal dimension in the experience of a work. Cerith Wyn Evans’s research focuses on language and perception, on the potential of the word and the communication, questioning our very notion of reality. (more…)

“Architecture and me” Juan Carlos Bracho at Alcalá 31 Madrid

The exhibition “Architecture and me” presents a set of works carried out by Juan Carlos Bracho between 2003 and 2018, which deal with relations with architecture. Likewise, the exhibition also includes a series of works designed specifically for this project, configuring not so much a retrospective exhibition as a work in progress, usual in the trajectory of this artist.

 

“Architecture and me”, Juan Carlos Bracho © Juan Carlos Bracho

 

The work of Bracho has as its main tool the drawing, but uses techniques or equipment of the drawing itself, but also video, photography or performative character. It is based on the perception and creation of beauty, and his work can be placed in the orbit of conceptual practices. (more…)

“NUB: New Urban Body – Experiences of urban generation” at OGR Torino

The New Urban Bodies, multifunctional urban bodies able to respond flexibly and adaptively to everyone’s needs, which have transformed Turin, and which have been selected for the exhibition, are the OGR, Cascina Fossata, Sharing Torino, Open Incet, Common Places San Salvario, Common Places Porta Palazzo, Nuvola Lavazza, Beeozanam, Vivo al Venti, Barolo Social District.

 

NUB New Urban Body esperienze di generazione urbana © Triennale di Milano

 

Stories of change of our territory that on display find space alongside numerous other national and international projects collected in four thematic sections (living, working, doing and participating and belonging). NUB is a traveling exhibition since 2017: at each stage the exhibition has been enriched with new contributions closely related to the context in which it is located.

The initiative is sponsored by the Order of Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Conservatories of the Province of Milan. The exhibition NUB: New Urban Body aims to illustrate how the evolution of the ways of living, working, meeting and enjoying services can positively affect the transformation of the city. By evolution of the ways of living we mean the increasingly widespread attitude to experience time, space and property in a fluid and strategic way, with respect to daily commitments. We are increasingly faced with multifunctional urban organizations able to respond flexibly and adaptively to the need to build their daily schedule. (more…)

“Enchanting Views – Europalia Romania” at CIVA Brussels

Planning and architecture of Romanian Black Sea tourism in the 1960s and 1970s – This exhibition explores the history of the built environment in socialist Romania and the importance acquired by the architectural development of tourism on the Black Sea coast in from the 1960s and 1970s.

 

Nicu Ilfoveanu. Eforie Nord. From the Series Littoral 2013–2014. Courtesy PEPLUSPATRU Association and curators

 

Enchanting Views offers a new interpretation of the visual and symbolic identity of the Romanian Black Sea coast, placing architecture at the center of a specific visual culture, essential for understanding local tourism policies and experiences of modernity. (more…)

“Guido Guidi. In Veneto, round trip” at Galleria del Ridotto

From 14 December 2019 to 9 February 2020, the exhibition Guido Guidi will be open to the public at the Galleria del Ridotto of the Municipality of Cesena. “In Veneto, round trip” presents photographs, taken between the eighties and nineties, refer to the explorations conducted by the author in Veneto, the region to which he moved, first for study and then for work, and in Romagna, in Cesena, the city where Drive resides.

 

“Guido Guidi. In Veneto, round trip” © Guido Guidi

 

The exhibition is articulated through a path that invites you to read an uncertain and marginal landscape, intimately devoid of hierarchies. Moving “in scattered order”, Guidi has crossed the Venetian territories that have become places of affection over time while Romagna and the Cesena territory, land of origin, have always been the first reference offered to daily observation for an instinctive renewal of memory. (more…)

Alberto Campo Baeza, Gold Medal for Spanish Architecture

The Spanish architect, winner of the BigMat ’15 International Architecture Award Grand Prize with his office building in Zamora, has been awarded with the Gold Medal for Spanish Architecture 2019. The jury highlights the “coherence of his professional career”, with “an abstract and rational work” in which the visual exploration of the created spaces stands out.

 

El Tecuán, México, 2020 © Alberto Campo Baeza

 

The architect Alberto Campo Baeza is the new Gold Medal for Spanish Architecture, the most important distinction of this profession in Spain, awarded by the architects’ own guild since 1981. Instituted by the Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos de España  (CSCAE), the Gold Medal recognizes the efforts of people and institutions that ennoble architectural work with their work. (more…)

“In Defiance” at Jaroslav Fragner Gallery

“In Defiance” will present Czech architecture between 1969 and 2019 and its representatives defining spiritual and commercial totalitarianism. That means a view of the history of fifty years of Czech architecture in terms of the moral consistency of the creators.

 

“In Defiance” © Jaroslav Fragner Gallery

 

The main themes are architectural freedom, defense of public space, unofficial structures and exceptional achievements (exhibitions, workshops, happenings, etc.). In addition to the presentation of personalities and events, there will be a focus on a particular situation of the period, historical, political and artistic context and the development of events or individual institutions and organizations and groups. (more…)

“Playing With Pedagogies – The Mazzanti Team” at COAM Madrid

The exhibition proposes a space that operates under the essential strategies that make up the design process of the Mazzanti + horizontal Team. Through a changing exhibition, visitors can understand not only what we do – our finished projects – but also how we work, our processes and methodologies.

 

“Exhibition: Playing With Pedagogies – The Mazzanti Team” © COAM

 

“Playing with pedagogies” will be an open space for creativity and will be presented to the public as an ephemeral workshop. It will be a space that puts the visitor at the center of the exhibition and makes it part of our narrative. (more…)

“Böhm 100. The Concrete Cathedral of Neviges” at DAM

Gottfried Böhms 100th birthday is on January 23, 2020. We intend to celebrate it: with an exhibition devoted to the pilgrimage church in Neviges, one of his most important designs. Commissioned by Franciscan monks and the second largest church in the Archdiocese of Cologne, a concrete cathedral was built between 1963 and 1968.

 

Dam Bohm 100 Mariendom Neviges, foto Inge Arved Vonderropp, 1976

 

The folded roof is currently being refurbished with an innovative textile-reinforced concrete layer. In 2005 and 2006, there were major exhibitions at the DAM of the work of Gottfried Böhm and his father Dominikus Böhm. (more…)