On September 28, the exhibition “Transmaterial Policies” by Andrés Jaque and the thinking platform of the Office of Political Innovation arrive at La Fragua and Tabacalera Madrid. An extensive exhibition of the most important works produced in recent years by the architect and artist Andrés Jaque and his Office for Political Innovation, a thought platform created in 2003 together with a small group of architects, designers, journalists, sociologists and economists that champions architecture’s political dimension and which today is one of the most influential voices in contemporary architecture.
September 28 – November 19, 2017
La Fragua, Tabacalera
Glorieta de Embajadores, 51 Madrid
The term transmaterial refers to the way architecture is produced by the interaction between processes developed through the coordination of different material media (the built environment, the biology of beings, the online interaction, etc.). This notion can be found in research-based projects like “SALES ODDITY. Milano 2 and the Politics of Direct-to-Home TV Urbanisms” and “Pornified Homes,” as well as in designs like COSMO, Escaravox, and House in Never Never Land.
The exhibition, curated by Ariadna Cantis, asks that we rethink plurality and difference through three spatial frameworks: that of domestic life; that of collaboration between the organic and the inorganic; and that of the interaction between social media and the quotidian space.
Distributed around the spaces of La Fragua and the Tabacalera Studios, on display will be projects such as IKEA Disobedients (part of the MoMA collection), Sales Oddity (Silver Lion for Best Research Project at the 14th Venice Biennale), Cosmo, Escaravox, TUPPER HOME and House in Never Never Land or PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society.
The work of Andrés Jaque and the Office for Political Innovation has been previously exhibited in many of the most important museums around the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the MAK in Vienna, the Tel Aviv Museum of Modern Art, ZKM in Karlsruhe, Museo Júmex in Mexico City, and RedCat Cal Arts in Los Angeles, and is part of numerous major collections. Publications include Everyday Politics, Transmaterial/Calculable, Different Kinds of Water Pouring Into a Swimming Pool, Melnikov, Dulces Arenas Cotidianas, and Phantom: Mies as Rendered Society.
Curated by: Ariadna Cantis Catalogue includes texts by: Felicity D. Scott and Ignacio G. Galán