27/11/2014

Lina Bo Bardi 100. Brazil’s Alternative Path to Modernism.

[Munich] Geramany. 14.11.2014 > 22.02.2015
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
On November 14th the exhibition "Lina Bo Bardi 100 - Brazil's Alternative Path to Modernism" was opened at the Museum of Architecture at the Technical University of Munich, [Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München], in Munich, Germany. The exhibition commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of this architect, whose figure was recovered late 90. The exhibition features original material unpublished until now. 'Lina Bo Bardi 100 - Brazil's Alternative Path to Modernism' is still the most important international review of the work that Lina Bo Bardi development throughout her life.

With her iconic architectural structures, furniture, exhibitions, and theories on architecture and design, Italian-born Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi created an outstanding body of work which has garnered increasing attention in recent years. Raised and educated in Italy, she played an important role in the development of modern architecture in Brazil. She...

26/11/2014

END OF LINE: AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF SILENCE, by Héctor Peinador.

2014 Beijing Design Week [Beijing] China.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
This worl shows for the first time "End of Line: An Archaeology of Silence", the photographic work by Héctor Peinador. Peinador, who lives and works as an architect in Beijing, has witnessed this city’s processes of construction and destruction throughout the last decade. However, this experience is merely the background against which he conducted, over the past two years, this unique photographic research about the ends of the Beijing metro lines. Curated by independent curator Susana Sanz, who is Lecturer on Spanish Contemporary Art History and Photography at CAFA (Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing).

END OF LINE: AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF SILENCE.

This work is a journey that leads us through the veins of the ruined “body” that is Beijing — a trip from the heart of this twenty-first-century phantasmagorical capital to its outskirts, and the very extremities of its metro system.

The...

24/11/2014

"La Herencia de Coderch", architect José Antonio Coderch's last project.

[VIDEO] from Poldo Pomés. Exhibition. [BCN] Spain. 27/11/2014 - 30/01/2015.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
"La Herencia de Coderch" will open on November 27th at MINIM in Barcelona displaying architect Coderch's legacy and the last project he worked on at the end of his life. On occasion of the exhibition, MINIM produced "Remembering Coderch", a documentary directed by Poldo Pomés featuring architects Oriol Bohigas, Carlos Ferrater, Oscar Tusquets, Federico Correa and Rafael Moneo among others.

José Antonio Coderch was a brilliant architect who was able to combine Catalan Modernism and elements of Gaudi and Jujol's architecture with the International Style architecture. His quiet work, far from spectacle architecture, was an introverted synthesis, deeply rooted in tradition and craft and with no artifice or easy outcomes.

Coderch's work is similar to that of a...

24/11/2014

Jerónimo Elespe. Lost Grey Machines.

Ivorypress [MAD] Spain. 20/11/2014 > 10/01/2015.
metalocus, ALEX DURO.
On 20 November Elespe has presented Lost Grey Machines, his first exhibition at Ivorypress. The show, which includes both painting and work on paper, offers a reflection on domestic life and how it affects the creative process, often using autobiographical details as a starting point.

Elespe uses his drawings and oil paintings as abstract diaries. ‘My domestic life and my studio life are completely intertwined and I think my paintings benefit from it. It gives them an added intensity in both their experimental and the actual content and subject matter’, explains Elespe in his interview with curator Hans Ulrich Obrist included in the monograph on his work that Ivorypress will publish on the occasion of the...

22/11/2014

Círculo de Bellas Artes to present exhibition on the Art of Scent.

Exhibition. [MAD] Spain. 21/11/2014 - 04/02/2015.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
Opening to the public on 21st November at Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, 'The Art of Scent 1889 - 2014' is the first major museum presentation to recognise scent as a major medium of artistic creation just like painting, music, literature or film.

The Art of Scent 1889 - 2014 is a revised version of The Art of Scent 1889 - 2012, held at New York Museum of Arts and Design between November 2012 and February 2013. It is the first major museum presentation dedicated to the design and aesthetics of olfactory art. Starting from...

20/11/2014

Salon Suisse Closing Weekend.

Official Collateral Event of the Swiss Pavilion at Venice Biennale 2014. [VEN] Italy. Bienal de Venecia 2014. [VEN] Italia.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
The Salon Suisse 2014 entitled 'The next 100 Years - Scenarios for an Alpine City State' curated by Hosoya Schaefer Architects has been a success so far and attracted more and more people with its interesting speakers and lively discussions, focusing on questions around urban development in Switzerland and the increasing pressure of urbanization worldwide.

Throughout the events, lessons have been collected from the Salons and the Biennale as a whole. The Salon Suisse Closing Weekend from 20 to 22 November 2014 is an attempt to sum up and reflect, structure and organize. It is also an editorial meeting for a planned publication in which the audience is invited to join.

To round off the last...

18/11/2014

PHotoEspaña 2015 focuses on Latin-American photography.

[MAD] Spain.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
PHotoEspaña 2015 focuses on Latin-American photography and extends its dates from 3 Juneto 30 August. The 18th edition of PHotoEspaña, the International Photography and Visual Arts Festival, will be dedicated in its entirety to Latin American photography, in line with the approach initiated in 2014 of focusing on a specific geographic region.

The festival will be a platform exploring the confluences, connections and disjunctions of photography in the region. It will examine Latin American photography’s evolution and complexity, from its origins until the present, assessing contrasting visions, as well as thematic...

18/11/2014

Prouvé's Demountable House to be shown in China for the first time.

[Shanghai] China.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA, SARA REBOLLO.
Swiss luxury brand Bally's travelling exhibit will make its final stop at Design Shanghai at the end of its year-long world tour. An installation featuring Jean Prouvé’s newly restored Demountable House and Bally’s collection of furniture by Swiss architect Pierre Jeanneret will be seen for the first time in Asia.

Designed in 1944, Prouvé’s Demountable House was originally created as an emergency shelter for the displaced inhabitants of the Lorraine region of France during WWII. When Swiss luxury brand Bally acquired this rare work, it was very damaged and in need of repair....

16/11/2014

Towards Biology by Onionlab.

[VIDEO]. Venice Biennale 2014. [VEN] Italy.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
A few days to finish one of the best Venice Architecture Biennale 2014, We bring "Towards Biology". Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura collaborated with Onionlab from Barcelona to create a video-audio installation as part of the "Time Space Existence" exhibition at the Biennale 2014.

Towards Biology is a piece created in collaboration with Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura for the exhibition "Time, Space, Existence" held at Palazzo Bembo within the framework of the 2014 Venice Architecture...

13/11/2014

EL LISSITZKY. The Experience of Totality.

Exhibition. La Pedrera [BCN] Spain. 21/10/2014 - 18/01/2015
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Until 18 January 2015. The painter, designer, architect and photographer El Lissitzky (Pochinok, Smolensk, 1890 – Moscow, 1941) was one of the most influential, experimental and controversial artists of the early decades of the last century.

The exhibition El Lissitzky. The Experience of Totality features an outstanding selection of more than a hundred works in a number of disciplines—including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and graphic and typographic design, as well as architecture and exhibition design—that provide an extensive overview of all this...

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