“The Abstract Eclosion” at IVAM, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern

“The Abstract Eclosion” is one of the latest exhibitions at the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, which explores the many faces of abstract art, ranging from early works to contemporary artists, comprising pictorial art as well as sculpture, installations and more theoretical approaches.

 

Luis Gordillo, Serie Limo 1991 © IVAM

Luis Gordillo, Serie Limo 1991 © IVAM

 

IVAM’s latest exhibition focuses on abstraction, looking at artists who understand line and colour as elements of a visual language equivalent to the function that words and sentences play in written or spoken language. A language whose aim is not so much to describe or narrate a specific situation as to produce sensations, experiences or emotions that are like a musical composition, a sequence of tones, rather than a descriptive narrative.

The exhibition, named La eclosión de la abstracción. Línea y color en la colección del IVAM (The Birth of Abstraction. Line and Colour in the IVAM Collection) includes a number of artists such as Antoni Tapiès, Luis Gordillo, James Turrell, Pierre Soulages and Lucio Fontana, among others.  (more…)

“Fernanda Fragateiro: From archives to matter, to construction” at MAAT Lisbon

With the custom-made pieces for the exhibition, the artist aims to draw and structure the exhibition space by showing her work’s umbilical relationship with architecture.

 

"Fernanda Fragateiro: From archives to matter, to construction" detail of “Demolição, 2” © António Jorge Silva

“Fernanda Fragateiro: From archives to matter, to construction” detail of “Demolição, 2” © António Jorge Silva

 

The exhibition Fernanda Fragateiro: from archives to matter, to construction gathers the three works by this artist belonging to the EDP Foundation collection – namely Architecture, a place for women?, which was acquired in 2016 –, pieces which mark her trajectory throughout the years, and other works specifically created for this exhibition. (more…)

“Gaetano Pesce. Architecture and figuration” at Palazzo Ducale di Mantova

The great master Gaetano Pesce, considered one of the most influential artists of contemporary culture brings his architectural work and models to Mantova in a wonderfully curated exhibition staged as a part of Mantovarchitettura 2017.

 

Gaetano Pesce, Organic building, Osaka, 1989 © Gaetano Pesce

Gaetano Pesce, Organic building, Osaka, 1989 © Gaetano Pesce

 

The exhibition entitled “Gaetano Pesce: architecture and figuration” and curated by arch Renata Cristina Mazzantini, presents monumental architectural works and projects, some new, by Architect, designer and world renowned artist in Michael Sorkin’s opinion “the best furniture designer on the planet”. (more…)

“Olafur Eliasson: Green light – An artistic workshop” at The National Gallery in Prague

This unique project of the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson will be presented in Prague for the first time. Creator of monumental installations in London’s Tate Modern and in the Museum of Vienna, he works with light and tries to attract our attention to the migration crisis and the unstable situation in some countries today.

 

"Green light An artistic workshop" at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

“Green light An artistic workshop” at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

 

The National Gallery in Prague will present Olafur Eliasson: Green light – An artistic workshop as part of its GRAND OPENING program. The presentation will consist of a small-scale iteration of the artistic workshop that took place at TBA21–Augarten, Vienna, and will be led by former Green light participants. If we imagine the green light as a metaphor of the hand we give to immigrants, we can start the process of the worlds Transformation. The exhibition will have a form of little manufacture where it will be possible to buy the lights to support the platform Green Light- Shared Learning.


 

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“Olafur Eliasson: Green light – An artistic workshop”
March 17 – April 4, 2017
The National Gallery, Veletržní palác
Dukelských hrdinů 47, Prague
Czech Republic

 


Initiated by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) in Vienna, Austria, Green light – An artistic workshop responds to a situation of social transformation, displacement, and migration.

 

"Green light An artistic workshop" at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

“Green light An artistic workshop” at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

"Green light An artistic workshop" at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

“Green light An artistic workshop” at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

 

Through the communal fabrication of Green light lamps and an educational program based on shared learning principles, the project constitutes a dynamic space that elicits various forms of participation and engagement. Conceived by Eliasson as a metaphorical green light for refugees and migrants, Green light testifies to the agency of contemporary art and its potential to initiate processes of civic transformation.

 

"Green light An artistic workshop" at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

“Green light An artistic workshop” at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

"Green light An artistic workshop" at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

“Green light An artistic workshop” at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

 

Green light is an act of welcoming, addressed both to those who have fled hardship and instability in their home countries and to the residents of the cities receiving them. Working together in a playful creative process, participants build a modular light and construct a communal environment in which difference is not only accepted but embraced. I hope Green light shines light on some of the challenges and responsibilities arising from the current refugee crisis in Europe and throughout the world.”  – Olafur Eliasson

 

"Green light An artistic workshop" at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

“Green light An artistic workshop” at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

"Green light An artistic workshop" at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

“Green light An artistic workshop” at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

 

Both pre-assembled and flat-packed Green light lamps will be available on site for a donation of €300. All proceeds from the project go to supporting the Green light–Shared Learning platform and TBA21’s partner organizations Red Cross Vienna, Caritas and Georg Danzer Haus in Vienna, Austria. Venue: Mezzanine above NG Bookshop – Koenig Books.

 

"Green light An artistic workshop" at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

“Green light An artistic workshop” at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

"Green light An artistic workshop" at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

“Green light An artistic workshop” at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson


 

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“The value in mathematics – How do we learn?” exhibition by Falke Pisano at C3A Córdoba

In her latest series of works, “The value in mathematics”, Pisano examines the often overlooked relationship between culture and mathematics. Through sculptures, texts, diagrams, and videos, she investigates how western cultural values, such as progress, rationality, and universality, have influenced the way we have come to think about mathematics.

 

"The value in mathematics - How do we learn?", exhibition view © Álvaro Carmona

“The value in mathematics – How do we learn?”, exhibition view © Álvaro Carmona

 

Falke Pisano‘s work (Netherlands, 1978), is based on long-term projects, which she conceives as organised fields of research, production, and reflection. Her installations explore the status of knowledge and learning programmes with the aid of diagrammatic structures and abstract sculptural forms. (more…)

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Regular Division II, Maurits Cornelius Escher © 2017 The M.C. Escher Company. All rights reserved www.mcescher.com

Regular Division II, Maurits Cornelius Escher © 2017 The M.C. Escher Company. All rights reserved www.mcescher.com

 

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Vazio S/A, The grid, 2016 © FRAC centre Val de Loire

Vazio S/A, The grid, 2016 © FRAC centre Val de Loire

 

Approaching Le FRAC Centre-Val de Loire’s collection less with the cultural diligence of the curator than the amateur curiosity of the architect, CAMPO discards the traditional monographic, typological or historical readings, to adopt a looser and unconventional framework that pairs human emotions and architectural principles.

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Paul Citroën. Metropolis, ca. 1923 © IVAM

Paul Citroën. Metropolis, ca. 1923 © IVAM

 

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Bruno Taut,  Glashaus auf der Werkbundausstellung auf Köln 1914, Ansicht von außen, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Bruno-Taut-Sammlung, Fotograf unbekannt

Bruno Taut, Glashaus auf der Werkbundausstellung auf Köln 1914, Ansicht von außen, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Bruno-Taut-Sammlung, Fotograf unbekannt

 

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“Trashlation” Basurama at CentroCentro Madrid

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Trashlation © basurama.org CCBY-NC-SA 4.0

Trashlation © basurama.org CCBY-NC-SA 4.0

 

Trashlation compile diptychs made up by portraits and photographs of the (not organic) waste that participants have generated during the 24-48h before immortalizing the image. This allows to have a global view of the waste that each of us produces, no matter the social status, country or age.

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