“Dissident Visions. Experimental Architecture Exhibition” at UPV Valencia

The dissident vision transports us to a contemporary space and, in turn, full of nostalgia. It is a re-reading of an architecture that seems distant but with many points of contact with the discourses and currents of the architectural present.

 

Instant City, Archigram © Archigram

Instant City, Archigram © Archigram

 

The aim of this exhibition is to expose and raise questions about the current perception on architecture – the way the architecture are thought and taught over the past decades architectures schools and concepts of our own times brought us to an understanding that we are coming back to the same dream – reexamining the same standards just in a different timeline.

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“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…)