Theo Jansen’s Amazing Creatures take over Fundación Telefónica, in Madrid

Fundación Telefónica Space will be the home of some of Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest between 23 October 2015 and 17 January 2016. Living and fossilized creatures will occupy the third floor of the Space – some of them will even be walking along the halls of the exhibition.

 

Strandbeest © Theo Jansen

Strandbeest © Theo Jansen

 

Theo Jansen (1948, Scheveningen) has been since the 1990’s imagining and building strange creatures to inhabit and roam the beaches of the Netherlands, stirring the sand and changing its landscape only with the help of the wind. The Strandbeest, or Beach Animals, are born, they walk about the beaches, evolve and die. Their lifetime is barely a year, and most of them will end up as fossils.

Fundación Telefónica Space will be the home of some of these living and fossilized creatures between 23 October 2015 and 17 January 2016Ordis, Currens Vaporis, Currens Ventosa, Rhinoceros Tabulae and Percipiere Primus will occupy the third floor of the Space. Some of them will even be walking along the halls of the exhibition, entitled Theo Jansen’s Amazing Beach Animals.

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ARCHI-SCULPTURE, interferences between architecture and sculpture at Villa Datris

The exhibition aims to explore the interactions between architecture and sculpture, understanding the richness and interferences that can be achieved through the dialogue between both worlds.

 

Wim DELVOYE "Cement Truck" Courtesy Galerie Perrotin, Paris © Tim Perceval

Wim DELVOYE “Cement Truck” Courtesy Galerie Perrotin, Paris © Tim Perceval

 

In 2015 Danièle Kapel- Marcovici, President of the Villa Datris, a private foundation dedicated to contemporary sculpture, chose to organize the exhibition ARCHI-SCULPTURE  in tribute to its member Tristan Fourtine, who died in January 2013. The theme was evident: a combination of sculpture, the original purpose of the Foundation – and architecture, in tribute to Tristan, a passionate of contemporary art. (more…)