The new presentation of the contemporary collections of the Centre Pompidou, provides an overview of contemporary art since the Eighties through a circuit of almost 400 works and objects by nearly 200 artists, architects and designers. With paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, films, drawings, photographs, architecture and design, this new presentation offers a new approach to the art of the last thirty years.
Located on the inside of a city block and hidden to the view of the general public, the new wing of the Charleroi Museum of Photography attempts to bring new life to the orchard of a former Carmelite convent. This remarkable garden, full of protected trees, shares its wall with a neighbouring school and sporting facilities, making it an important spot as a new node in Charleroi, qualified to connect culture, education and sports. The surrounding constructions and the park itself create a new landscape to be explored by visitors and locals alike.
The building was designed by L’Escaut Architecture,a multidisciplinary team of professionals -one of whom is Olivier Bastin, former bMa of Brussels and forthcoming juror of BigMat International Award 2015.
Paris-based Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain is celebrating its 30th anniversary as a sponsor for contemporary arts with an exceptional project by the critically acclaimed team of artists and designers Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
From October 25, 2014 the entire ground floor of the Fondation Cartier has been taken over by Musings on a Glass Box, a new installation created especially for the occasion. Designed in collaboration with American composer David Lang and sound designer Jody Elff, this work is the first to be showcased by the Fondation in which the building’s architecture itself is used as a raw material for the installation. Designed in 1994 by French architect Jean Nouvel, the iconic building in Boulevard Raspail in Paris is famous for its oversized glass façades that enclose the surrounding garden, creating an unclear, diffuse limit between the building and the street. Taking advantage of the Fondation’s unique architecture, the installation by Diller Scofidio + Renfro portrays this empty space as the holder of many unexpected qualities only by the addition of a series of small gestures in the facilities. (more…)
The exhibition “XDGA_160 EXPO” will be open from February 18 and will run until March 17 at “Casa dell’Architettura” in Rome. As inaugurating event Xaveer De Geyter will give a lecture at the venue this next Wednesday at 17.30 pm (free access) with the attendance of the co-curator Federico Matteis and Luca Garofalo, architect. (more…)
This wedge-shaped construction in the Czech Republic replaces an old cabin on a site beside Lake Mácha in North Bohemia and was designed by FAM Architekti – the Prague office of British firm Feilden+Mawson – as a year-round retreat for a client with a keen passion for yachting. (more…)
The work of Eduardo Chillida (1924 – 2002), the internationally acclaimed Spanish artist, will be on display in Roca Barcelona Gallery from 21 January to 2 May 2015. The exhibition showcases an assortment of different artpiececes and projects, personal manuscripts, small-scale sculptures and photographs in a more personal approach to the Spanish artist, who called himself “architect of the void”.
The Roman Museum of the Arts in the Twenty-first century is holding an exhibition on construction planning and building development and research during the Second World War. This exhibition, named “Architecture in Uniform. Designing and building for the second world war” will be open until May 3rd 2015.
This exhibition is created by the Government Office for Science in partnership with RIBA. It is part of the UK Government’s Foresight Future of Cities Project. It will be open from February 10 2015 to March 31 2015 at The Practice Space, RIBA 66 Portland Place, London.
Inside the cathedral complex, the Occidens Museum, built in Pamplona (north of Spain) by Antonio Vaíllo and Juan Luis Irigaray, offers a tour of 4,500m2 divided in 12 rooms that invites to know the origins of the West. Strengthening the relationship between art and architecture -with archaeological remains dating between centuries II. C. and VIII d. C., and Romanesque and Gothic constructions- different atmospheres are adapted to every age in the exhibition and every space of the historical complex. The museum discourse takes as thread a black steel structure, turned on walkway, bench, lampadario and exhibition stand. It ‘floats’ between the various rooms, giving unity to the whole exhibition. (more…)