RIBA exhibition ‘exposes’ the relationship between photography and architecture

Phil Coffey announces a new exhibition featuring never seen before images from his travels around the world alongside works from his practice, Coffey Architects. Exposure gathers photographs that span continents and subject matter, presented with designs that make up the ten-year history of his studio.

 

Fisherman. Coffey Architects "Exposure" at RIBA © Coffey Architects

Fisherman. Coffey Architects “Exposure” at RIBA © Coffey Architects

 

The projects of Coffey Architects have been produced by the talented individuals that make up this 20-strong practice. The firm has grown with many likeminded designers bringing their thoughts and skills to the team. However, having started the practice alone, the character of the office and its ethos began and remains with Phil Coffey. (more…)

Didier Faustino: “Undomesticated Places” at AA London

The exhibition presents two approaches to performative practice in the closely-linked fields of contemporary art and architecture, representative of Didier Faustino’s obsession with the location of the body in private and public space.

 

This is not a Love Song. London © Didier Faustino

This is not a Love Song. London © Didier Faustino

 

Undomesticated Places presents two projects by the French artist and architect Didier Faustino, one inside the AA gallery and one in the public space of Bedford Square.

The first part of the exhibition, inside the building, takes the form of an immersive space in which the video triptych Exploring Dead Buildings 2.0 is shown on giant screens. The spectator is invited to lie down to enjoy the images of a performance realised on the occasion of the 12th Havana Biennial. On the screens an explorer with a video device fixed on his metallic armour constructs a sensitive archaeology of the School of Ballet, a building designed by Vittorio Garatti in the early 60s. (more…)

Richard Long’s TIME AND SPACE at Arnolfini Bristol

A major new solo exhibition celebrating Bristol-based artist Richard Long, including several new works and recreations of previous works that have been made for this exhibition. For the exhibition TIME AND SPACE, the artist’s personal relationship to place is considered through early text works of walks that either began or ended in Bristol.

 

Richard Long: TIME AND SPACE, 2015 © Photo Stuart Whipps

Richard Long: TIME AND SPACE, 2015 © Photo Stuart Whipps

 

Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol announces a major new exhibition of work by Richard Long. Part of the programme celebrating Bristol’s year as European Green Capital, TIME AND SPACE includes several new works and recreations of previous works that have been made for this exhibition, and will be accompanied by a new publication. Richard Long was born in Bristol, where he continues to live and work and this will be the most comprehensive exhibition by the artist in his home city since 2000. (more…)

Sensory and intellectual stimulation at “Carsten Höller: Decision”

This major exhibition at Hayward Gallery presents a wide range of Holler’s works, from newly-made pieces that have been especially commissioned. It brings together kinetic sculptures, videos, installations and light works that are designed to profoundly re-orientate our awareness of time and space, reflecting Holler’s wide-ranging interest in the nature of consciousness.

 

Installation View Carsten Höller l Decision, Hayward Gallery, London 2015. Courtesy of the artist, Photo © Linda Nylind

Installation View Carsten Höller l Decision, Hayward Gallery, London 2015. Courtesy of the artist, Photo © Linda Nylind

 

On entering Carsten Holler: Decision visitors become part of the exhibition, their varied actions and reactions as vital to the artist, and to other visitors, as the works themselves. While many of the works are participatory and immersive – transforming the visitors’ physical and mental experience in ways that lead them to question their habitual perceptions – they also encourage reflection. As Holler states, ‘it’s possible to experience the work through other people, to see it from the outside, or to just contemplate it’. (more…)

“Virtual Control – Security and the Urban Imagination” at RIBA, Max Colson interrogates security design in UK cities

This summer, The Practice Space at RIBA will host an exhibition of photography, video and installation by the artist Max Colson, interrogating privatised public space and security design.

 

'Images of Enjoyment and Spectacle' Westfield, Stratford © Max Colson

‘Images of Enjoyment and Spectacle’ Westfield, Stratford © Max Colson

 

Presented by the UCL Urban Laboratory, with support from The Leverhulme Trust, ‘Virtual Control’ focuses on urban environments that are nominally public, but owned and managed by commercial entities. Elements of the exhibition explore how carefully camouflaged surveillance technology is used to monitor these areas, and, potentially, to manipulate behaviour, whilst other sections repurpose ‘photorealistic’ imagery, marketing material and 3D animation techniques used to present idealised versions of urban environments. (more…)