Isidro Blasco: Foregrounding the Palisades.

Installation Flow System at Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery. Bronx. [NYC] USA. 01/09-02/12/2012.
metalocus, TERESA DEL PRADO.
Art, Exhibitions
Spanish-born artist Isidro Blasco, whose career we followed in METALOCUS, participates in the new exhibition "Foregrounding the Palisades" in New York. In his installation Flow System he uses photography to create a collage that reinterprets the perception of the Hudson Palisades landscape.

The Hudson Palisades, a quintessential feature of Wave Hill’s vista, are spectacular in autumn. This fall’s exhibition, brings the vista into Glyndor Gallery, transforming its Georgian Revival rooms. Conceived as an opportunity to showcase sculpture, the artists Isidro...



[BCN] 1-5/10/2012
metalocus, ALICIA FARO
Art, Design
Start the registration period for the BCN Design Week 2012, which will be open from 1 to 5 October to celebrate the seventh annual event.

"Under the slogan Design 2020, businesses from diverse productive or services sectors, such as IKEA, NOKIA, TUENTI, OBLONG EUROPE or DOBERMAN, as well as professionals and xperts from the world of design and innovation will gather once again in a platform for exchanging experiences, to debate and network, which this year will include new activities in order to extend its scope and...


Peter-C. Schlüschen Foundation's prizes. BERLINER LISTE 2012.

MUMA. [BERLIN-MITTE] Germany. 13-16/09/2012
metalocus, VÍCTOR LÓPEZ-REY.
Today September12, begins the annual competition eighth Peter-Christian Foundation Schlüschen sports photography. Several prizes will be awarded, and selected the best 20 photos to be exhibited in the Berliner Liste.

The main prize is the loan of professional camera equipment. For runners up, a total of 10,000 Euros will be up for grabs, making this the most prestigious competition for sport photography in Germany. With the focus on the hunt for fresh talent, professional training in photography is not a prerequisite for applicants.

'The Peter-Christian Schlüschen Foundation wants to discover, promote and support the progression...


Big Exit by Simona Rota in Barcelona

Escalera de Incendios. [BCN] Spain. 07-30/09/2012
metalocus, LUIS DE GREGORIO via Art Deal Project
Art, Exhibitions, Photography
Enigmatic female figures trying to escape from their own empty homes. The looking for an emergency exit is where Simona Rota starts "Big Exit", a photografic series where the artist question the current urban paradigms. The exhibition curated by the artistic mediation agency Art Deal Project will be open tomorrow in Barcelona, in the gallery Escalera de Incendios.

The relation between the size of the cities, becoming larger, and the measurements of theirs units occupied, apartments shrinking, is one of the key elements of this reflection. Simona Rota finds a proporcional link between the growth of cities and the low quota that is designated to each inhabitant. This space is getting smaller and it causes the search for an abrupt exit on the part of the protagonist of her...


RE-SET. Dutch Pavilion by Petra Blaisse.

Dutch pavilion. 13th Biennale di Venezia. [VEN] Italy. 27/08-25/11/2012 [VIDEO]
Today is opening to public "La Biennale di Venezia" and nothing better to start with a brilliant proposal. A weeks ago, we showed the first images about the Dutch Pavilion project by Petra Blaisse to La Biennale di Venezia. Now, courtesy of Inside-Outside, the first images and video about the pavilion. To be honest, look very well. Hat tip, to Petra and team!

Below you can watch the video registration of the Dutch Pavilion that was made by Su Tomesen.

Although the images are still a bit mysterious, because yet they do not want to reveal the design yet, her ideas are bright, ideas about architecture itself, so that during the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, a single visit to the Dutch pavilion will not be enough.


RE-SET. New wings for architecture. Petra Blaisse in Venice.

Dutch pavilion. 13th Biennale di Venezia. [VEN] Italy. 27/08-25/11/2012
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Although the images are still a bit mysterious, because yet they do not want to reveal the design yet, her ideas are bright, ideas about architecture itself, so that during the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, a single visit to the Dutch pavilion will not be enough. Anyone who wants to experience the full potential of an empty building will return. Hat tip to Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse!!

Perhaps more than once. Every five minutes the situation in the pavilion will be totally different, and anyone who stays for a while will witness a visually astounding transformation. With Re-set, new wings for architecture, Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse demonstrates that architecture possesses the power to start anew. The...


PINA, a film for Pina Bausch by WIM WENDERS.

"PINA, Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost". By Wim Wenders. [VIDEO]
metalocus, TERESA DEL PRADO.
Art, Photography, VIDEO
We present the 3D documentary that Wim Wenders made as a tribute to the German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch premiered in February 2011 at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale).

PINA, a feature-length dance film that was shot in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal, shows the exhilarating and inimitable art of the great German choreographer who died in the summer of 2009, inviting the viewer on a sensual, visually stunning journey of discovery into a new dimension: right onto the stage of the legendary ensemble and together with the...


Three Little Worlds: Klaus Toons at the Architecture Foundation

The Architecture Foundation [LON] U.K. 24/07-18/08/2012
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Architecture, Art, Design
Our favorite cartoonish, Klaus Toons, opened a small exhibition at the Architecture Foundation in London. For the latest event in the Three Little Worlds programme, Jimenez Lai's Cartoonish Metropolis host an exhibition of comic work by celebrated architectural commentator and cartoonist Klaus Toons, opened this week, with a conversation between Klaus and Liam Young (Tomorrow's Thoughts Today) last Tuesday 24 July.

Hat tip, Klaus!!

Venue: The Architecture Foundation, 136-148 Tooley St, London SE1 2TU. U.K.
Exhibition: 24 July - 18 August. (NB. Exhibition closed over the Olympic period, 28 July - 10 August). Free entry.



Orbit Tower nominated for Carbuncle Cup, Bad Architecture Award.

Carbuncle Cup 2012: the shortlist. U.K.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA via BD and Londonist.
Architecture, Art
On the same weekend that the Stirling prize shortlist was announced, the nominations for this year’s Carbuncle Cup were also revealed, with the Olympic Park’s ArcelorMittal Orbit tower and the restored Cutty Sark among the final six.

For many this is the proof that an engineer plus an artist, do not make an architect.

The Razzie to the Stirling’s Oscar, the Carbuncle Cup was launched seven years ago at the height of a building boom and seeks to highlight “quite how bad the very worst of British architecture can be.”



Banksy [VIDEO] via BBC
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA
Art, Design, Recommendations
Olympics begin today, although officially the opening ceremony is on Friday 27 July. Everything is Olympic, we also (see below for some links to news Olympic here) and our known Banksy is not an exception. The East London, the area where are located the facilities for the Games, is one of the points where there are biggest debates about graffiti, actions, counter-actions, accomplishments ... this is the reazon because the authorities have launched a raid and issued a series of prohibitions against graffiti all over London and especially in this area.

The area has not only been a matter to cleaning graffiti by the authorities, but has been heavily used by the army which has placed numerous missile launchers on rooftops of buildings of citizens (the neighbors have complained but the judges have given the reason the military).

On the occasion of this controversy, and defying ...



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