“À ciel ouvert, Open Air” installation by Felice Varini at Ville Radieuse in Marseille

Felice Varini intervenes on the entire rooftop of the building with three pieces (red and yellow) providing three different views. The Ville Radieuse has recently become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with other seventeen buildings designed by the Swiss-French architect.

 

Felice Varini, Marseille 2016 “A ciel ouvert”, MAMO – Centre d’Art de la Cité Radieuse, Marseille © André Morin

Felice Varini, Marseille 2016 “A ciel ouvert”, MAMO – Centre d’Art de la Cité Radieuse, Marseille © André Morin

 

After the exhibitions featuring the works of Xavier Veilhan, Daniel Buren and Dan Graham, Felice Varini will be next, offering from July 2 to October 2nd a close encounter with Le Corbusier’s architecture in MAMO, the art center founded by Ora Ito on the roof terrace of the Ville Radieuse in Marseille. (more…)

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…)