Eulogio Varela, Forgotten Genius.

Exhibition. Museo ABC. [MAD] Spain. 30/01-22/07/2014.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Under the title Modernismo y Modernidad (Modernism and Modernity), ABC Museum, who custodies great part of Eugenio Varela's work, is displaying the largest exhibition ever held about one of Spain's most important artists. It's time to discover a brilliant and unknown artist.

Having inspired Juan Gris and Pablo Picasso; he was a great promoter in our country of the aesthetic movements and trends that spread throughout the European continent in the early decades of the twentieth century; designer, illustrator, painter, decorator... a Renaissance man in the age of the automobile. Eulogio Varela was undoubtedly a great reference of Madrid's modernism in its most international aspect. A genius from the period between wars who...


ARCOTANGENTE, the virtual and colective art fair.

Exhibition. [MAD] Spain. 23/02/2014.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
ARCOTANGENTE takes place for the second year in a row, a virtual art fair with open participation and copyleft works, organized by Lagaleríademagdalena on occassion of the annual contemporary art fair held in Madrid, as an alternative to ARCO's exclusiveness. Around 180 artists have participated in this second edition with more than 500 works that may be downloaded for free at lagaleríadearcotangente.tumblr.com.

Arcotangente is a spin-off from Lagaleríademagdalena's urban art project, a cultural platform that detects undervalued public spaces and transforms them into a place for temporary exhibitions, in which all the displayed material is given away in the form of #UrbanGifts.

Arcotangente takes place at the same time as Madrid's exclusive annual art fair. It is a virtual copyleft art gallery, where everyone can participate and share...


2014 VIP LOUNGE, ARCO Madrid by Emmanuel Romero.

Competition. First Prize. Ifema. [MAD] Spain.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
As we have announced previously in METALOCUS this week takes place the well known art fair ARCO in Madrid. Within this context today we bring you the first prize for the VIP lounge of this fair, carried out by Emmanuel Romero Arquitectos. The project is a triangulate structure which houses a restaurant, a bar as well as a wooded space.

Project description...


ARCOmadrid 2014.

International Contemporary Art Fair. [MAD] Spain.
International Contemporary Art Fair opens today in Madrid, from METALOCUS we want to support this event and invite everyone to visit it. Collectors from around the world visit Madrid to see and enjoy the proposals of many national and international artists. Clearly, a great opportunity to enjoy of contemporary art in a closer manner. On this occasion the guest country is Finland.

ARCOmadrid is the ideal Fair for discovering new talents, with more than 60 proposals dedicated to one or two artists. In total there will be 219 galleries from 23 countries taking part, of which 164 belong to the General Programme, 13 to #FocusFinland, 29 to #Opening and 21 to...


The Glass House presents Fujiko Nakaya: Veil. Balance of opposites.

[New Canaan, Connecticut] U.S.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Coinciding with the 65th anniversary of the Glass House and its 2014 tour season, the Glass House will present Fujiko Nakaya: Veil, the first site-specific artist project to engage the iconic Glass House itself, designed by Philip Johnson and completed in 1949.

Nakaya, a Japanese artist who has produced fog sculptures and environments internationally, will wrap the Glass House (by Philip Johnson) in a veil of dense mist that comes and goes. For approximately 10 to 15 minutes each hour, the Glass House will appear to vanish, only to return as the fog dissipates. Inside the structure, the sense of being outdoors will be temporarily suspended during the misty spells.


Junya Ishigami exhibition at Bourdeaux.

Arc en rêve centre d'architecture [Bourdeaux] France.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
From 11 December 2013 to 27 April 2014 arc en rêve centre d’architecture presents an exhibition devoted to Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, jointly produced with the deSingel International Arts Campus.

The best part of the exhibition is the catalog's re-edition "Junya Ishigami. How small? How vast? How architecture grows."

For Junya Ishigami, architecture is a world of infinite possibilities: both a repository of knowledge and a laboratory for prospective experimentation. His approach, which combines scientific and poetic elements, forms...


New Museum Architecture in Spain. Lecture by Enrique Sobejano.

Exhibition. [Düsseldorf] Germany. 05/02 – 07/03/2014.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Enrique Sobejano will be giving a lecture today 12th of February at 7 p.m. in Düsseldorf. This conference is part of the exhibition New Museum Architecture in Spain, which you can visit between the 5th of February and the 7th of March 2014 at Haus der Architekten North Rhine-Westphalia in Düsseldorf.

The exhibition is based on the book "New Museums in Spain " by journalist and writer Dr. Klaus Englert, who also curated the exhibition. A sample from a respectful point of view, sometimes with admiration, but also critical of the cultural monuments built since the beginning of the 1980s in Spain until nowadays (and so far until the Spanish economic crisis). The photo exhibition features 30 new, renewed or extended cultural buildings, often not only...


Motor of Modernity. Grup R. Architecture, art and design.

MACBA [BCN] Spain. 05/02-24/06/2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) presents Motor of Modernity. Grup R. Architecture, Art and Design, an exhibition that examines the impact of this group’s activities in the consolidation of modernity in Catalan architecture, art and design after the Civil War. The buildings designed by members of Grup R. have now become valuable examples of the modern architectural heritage. This exhibition reinstates an episode that is crucial to understanding the tensions between modernity and the avant-garde in Spain from the second half of the twentieth century up until today.

Although the theory raised by the exhibition, part of a blurred temporary  assumption, because it speaks about the dark Madrid, on 40's, to compare it with the innovative 50's Barcelona, ​​the reality is a little different, as already known and seen in the exhibition Sota and Fisac ​​in Madrid. The forties was dark for all, and in the 50s, in both cities, new generations grow an to regain a vision, accomplishments and approaches near European...


OLAFUR ELIASSON. Your successful uncertainty.

Elvira González Gallery. [MAD] Spain. 21/02-16/04/2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Art, Exhibitions
Galería Elvira González is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition of the Danish- Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, opening February 21st. The exhibition Your successful uncertainty collects a variety of recent and new works in which the artist explores human perception. The artworks –including optical devices, light installations, a hanging compass, and a photo series– encourage the viewer to engage critically with the subjectivity of reflection and its possible distortions.

The exhibition Your successful uncertainty collects a variety of recent and new works in which the artist explores human perception. The artworks –including optical devices, light installations, a hanging compass, and a photo series– encourage the viewer to engage critically with the subjectivity of reflection and its possible distortions.

Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, which today has a team of about seventy...


Bartlett and its projects.

Bartlett [LON] UK. 31/01/2014
metalocus, Luis Terrain.
Architecture, Exhibitions
The Bartlett's Innovation in Technology Prizewinners' Exhibition, to any of our readers in the London area, you can still get a chance to go until next Friday.

The Innovation in Technology Prizewinners' Exhibition will showcase the application and development of technological innovation in architecture. The projects, which span work from students across the school’s BSc and MArch Architecture programmes (MArch is 4th and 5th levels in Spain). Each project includes drawings, models, and prototypes that apply...



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