“Dissident Visions. Experimental Architecture Exhibition” at UPV Valencia

The dissident vision transports us to a contemporary space and, in turn, full of nostalgia. It is a re-reading of an architecture that seems distant but with many points of contact with the discourses and currents of the architectural present.

 

Instant City, Archigram © Archigram

Instant City, Archigram © Archigram

 

The aim of this exhibition is to expose and raise questions about the current perception on architecture – the way the architecture are thought and taught over the past decades architectures schools and concepts of our own times brought us to an understanding that we are coming back to the same dream – reexamining the same standards just in a different timeline.


 

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“Dissident Visions. Experimental Architecture Exhibition”
July 5, 2015 – September 5, 2018
ETSA Exhibitions Hall,
Vera Camino de Vera, S/N 46020 Valencia
Spain

 


Because of this the younger generation are also present, in order to establish the connection between the contemporary and historical experimental figures, because their reasons of creation are still relevant and how they still need to have its roots in common. The structure of the exhibition allows examining of the works in three different approaches: individual freedom, collective constructions and architecture as an event. Each category is observed through the vision of a different artist and linked to one or more of three global categories.

 

Peter Cook (Archigram)"Instant City Visits Bournemouth", 196823 × 34,5 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)”Instant City Visits Bournemouth”, 196823 × 34,5 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)"Instant City, Before IC", 1969Encre sur calque, 32,2 × 46 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)”Instant City, Before IC”, 1969Encre sur calque, 32,2 × 46 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)"Instant City, Before IC", 1969Encre sur calque, 32,2 × 46 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)”Instant City, Before IC”, 1969Encre sur calque, 32,2 × 46 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)"Instant City, Before IC", 1969Encre sur calque, 32,2 × 46 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)”Instant City, Before IC”, 1969Encre sur calque, 32,2 × 46 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)"Instant City, Before IC", 1969Encre sur calque, 32,2 × 46 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)”Instant City, Before IC”, 1969Encre sur calque, 32,2 × 46 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)"Instant City, Before IC", 1969Encre sur calque, 32,2 × 46 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)”Instant City, Before IC”, 1969Encre sur calque, 32,2 × 46 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)"Instant City, Before IC", 1969Encre sur calque, 32,2 × 46 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)”Instant City, Before IC”, 1969Encre sur calque, 32,2 × 46 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

 

The space is drawn up by these three structures allowing the visitor to realize the visions that go beyond the limits of a predefined architecture and urbanism that could not be understood in a linear or chronological way, but rather it is the timeless vision that let us recognize the connections and differences between them. The aim is to redirect the vision of architecture to the importance of the individual as an unpredictable subject and not as a consequence of a pre-established system.

The dissident vision, often dwarfed by a historical context, since the 60s, that galloped through modern movements and doctrines, tries to recover the protagonism and transport us to an atmosphere that unquestionably influences the current architectural reality.

Instant City is a device made of moving objects (airships, tents, caps) and technology (cranes, refineries, robots) that seeps temporarily a community to create an audiovisual event. The architecture disappears in favor of a moving city in time and in space. It becomes an information network, education, entertainment and facilities for a population on the move. It demonstrates an impossible representation, that of a city that has no existence in itself, which is only an incident in time and in space.

 

"Instant City in a Field Long Elevation 1/200°", 1969, 56,5 × 220 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

“Instant City in a Field Long Elevation 1/200°”, 1969, 56,5 × 220 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

"Instant City in a Field Long Elevation 1/200°", 1969, 56,5 × 220 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

“Instant City in a Field Long Elevation 1/200°”, 1969, 56,5 × 220 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

"Instant City in a Field Long Elevation 1/200°", 1969, 56,5 × 220 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

“Instant City in a Field Long Elevation 1/200°”, 1969, 56,5 × 220 cm © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)"Plan of Total Assembly Instant City" © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)”Plan of Total Assembly Instant City” © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)"Plan of Total Assembly Instant City" © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)”Plan of Total Assembly Instant City” © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)"Instant City (Rupert IC 2), Airship Sequence of Effect of an English Town", 1969 © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)”Instant City (Rupert IC 2), Airship Sequence of Effect of an English Town”, 1969 © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)"Airship 'Zeppelin' Model", vers 1969-1970 © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)”Airship ‘Zeppelin’ Model”, vers 1969-1970 © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook"Dirigeable Instant City M3", 1969-98 Collages © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook”Dirigeable Instant City M3″, 1969-98 Collages © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)"Black Air Ship, a Project by the Archigram Group, London", 1970 © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon

Peter Cook (Archigram)”Black Air Ship, a Project by the Archigram Group, London”, 1970 © Collection Frac Centre / Philippe Magnon


 

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