“Variable Dimensions. Artists and Architecture” now at MAAT Lisbon

The exhibition ‘Dimensões variáveis’ expresses a complexity of subjects that preoccupy artists and their unique critical, political, and poetic approaches. The artworks gathered by the curators intend to create tensions and dialogues, to suggest multiple levels of interpretations and personal narratives beyond the architectural matter.

 

"Variable Dimensions. Artists and Architecture" © MAAT Lisbon

“Variable Dimensions. Artists and Architecture” © MAAT Lisbon

 

“Variable Dimensions” is a descriptive term commonly used in captions of artworks, especially in the field of contemporary art, but rarely used in the field of architecture, where dimensions are used for construction and hence naturally pre-defined. This exhibit suggests a fresh look on this difference and reinvents dialogues around the relationship between artists and architecture. (more…)

Tchoban Voss Architekten “Images from Berlin” at Architektur Galerie

It’s a daring experiment that Tchoban Voss Architects undertake in their exhibition “Images from Berlin.” Instead of presenting their projects with the usual means, they have delegated this task to 11 visual artists.

 

Courtesy of Tchoban Voss Architekten

Courtesy of Tchoban Voss Architekten

 

Towering like an infinite mountain of stone, a building devoid of windows and doors is hand-drawn in the tradition of the old masters. Elsewhere, colored strips of tape address the same project, visualized as a sequence of stacked layers. In yet another image, this time presented in a more realistic style, the cityscape is framed by two men gazing out at the viewer with a grin. The aforementioned works stem from a confrontation by Gottfried Müller and Valery Koshlyakov with the Museum for Architectural Drawing. Meanwhile, the Living Levels are approached by the duo Vrubel & Timofeeva as an everyday urban environment.

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My house is a Le Corbusier : artist’s residence and performance at Unité d’habitation Marseille

Appartement 50 is the third installment of My house is a Le Corbusier, a long term project in which the artist Cristian Chironi calls for architecture and politics of construction to take an active role and think about new and affordable housing solutions.

 

Cristian Chironi, My house is a Le Corbusier: Saluti affettuosi, 2015 (15x10cm carved postcard) Gaetano e Barbara Maccaferri collection

Cristian Chironi, “Saluti affettuosi”, 2015 (15x10cm carved postcard) Gaetano e Barbara Maccaferri collection

 

After Espirt Nouveau in Bologna and Studio-Apartment in Paris, Cristian Chironi takes his project My house is a Le Corbusier to a residency in apartment 50, inside of the Unité d’habitation built by Le Corbusier in Marseille.

Simultaneously acting as work in progress, think tank, space of research and collaboration, exhibition and didactic platform in addition to residency, My house is a Le Corbusier has the ambition to grow during a long term period, during which Chironi will spend variable amounts of time within the walls of the many Le Corbusier complexes present around the world. The outcome of this growth means to take the form of all the experiences that Chironi might realise there. (more…)

“Artists and architecture, variable dimensions” at Pavillon de l’Arsenal

For the first time, the Pavillon de l’Arsenal dedicates all of its exhibition space to contemporary art. Fifty six French and international artists, some renowned and others emerging, put in question and challenge Architecture, its issues and stakes, through one of their works.

 

"Artists et Architecture" © Pavillon de l’Arsenal

“Artists et Architecture” © Pavillon de l’Arsenal

 

Installations, videos, sculptures, sound devices, drawings, photos, paintings…These pieces, exceptional loans from private collectors, artists or galleries, compose a unique overview, put together for the first time. This true archipelago of creations, filtered through the different architectural issues, explores the physical and virtual fluxes, redefines urban times and public usage, questions temporality and globalisation as well as nature’s place and collaborative economy where spaces and measurements interact, to rethink architecture, not only in its physical substance but also as a social organisation. (more…)