21/08/2014

HOLLEIN in Vienna.

MAK [Vienna] Austria > 05.10.2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
A retrospective exhibition at MAK celebrates Hans Hollein and describes the entire work of this eclectic architect who was also a designer, curator, writer and theorist thanks to original materials collected from the private archive.

The MAK exhibition HOLLEIN, who died a few months ago at the age of 80, delves into his rich universe and undertakes a sweeping new contemplation of his entire body of work based to a large extent on materials from...

19/08/2014

Riverbed by Olafur Eliasson.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. [Humlebæk] Denmark. 20.08.14 > 04.01.15
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Olafur Eliasson's take on Louisiana is radical, fascinating and unique. The central work is a huge, site- specific project that reverses the relation between nature and art. At the same time focus on local sensory experience in a global perspective. The transitions between inside and outside, culture and staged nature become fluid and transitory – and the progress of the visitor through the museum take centre stage.

Tomorrow, on 20 August 2014 Louisiana Museum of Modern Art opens its doors for the first solo exhibition of the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. The main work in the exhibition, a giant landscape, will unfold throughout the South Wing of the museum in one great sweep as a major intervention in the museum’s usual administration of...

11/08/2014

Spanish Pavilion, 1964/65. Loewe, Javier Carvajal and Jonathan Anderson.

[BCN] España. > 07.09.2014
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Exhibitions
The Loewe Gallery reopens with an exhibition dedicated to the architect Javier Carvajal, who designed the interiors and buildings of the luxury Spanish fashion house from 1950 to 1960. The exhibition also highlights and celebrates the 50th anniversary of another of his major projects: the Spanish Pavilion designed for the 1964 New York World's Fair.

The LOEWE Gallery located in front of the Casa Mila Gaudi in Barcelona, ​​re-opened on July 14 to retrieve the history traced by the brand and the launch of the first collections by its new creative director, Jonathan Anderson.

The Loewe Gallery Barcelona already opened in 2012, on July reopened with the arrival of its new creative director, presenting new exhibitions of...

03/08/2014

Lina Bo Bardi: Together, at the DAZ.

DAZ [BER] Germany. 13.6 > 17.8.2014 [VIDEO] from Arper Spa.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
If you are in Berlin until August 17th, make sure to check out the exhibition “Lina Bo Bardi: Together” at The Deutsche Architecture Zentrum, dedicated to the legacy of the famed Italian-born Brazilian architect.

‘The artist’s freedom has always been “individual”, but true freedom can only be collective. A freedom aware of social responsibilities, which can knock down the frontiers of aesthetics…’ LBB

Lina Bo Bardi: Together pays tribute to the Italian architect who moved to her adopted Brazil in 1946...

01/08/2014

The story of Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg.

Alvar Aalto Museum summer exhibition presents... [Jyväskylä] Finland. 23.05 > 14.09.2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Celebrations for the completed restoration of the Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg come to a climax at the Alvar Aalto Museum summer exhibition “W.W.W.” Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg. The exhibition takes a wide-ranging look at the history of Alvar Aalto’s seminal work from the point of view of the building itself and the restoration project.The exhibition will be open to the public in the Gallery at the Alvar Aalto Museum from 23.5. to 14.9.2014.

“Thematically, the exhibition is divided into two parts. The first of these describes the history of the Library and how it came into being, while the second focuses on the restoration of the Library from the point of view of building conservation and renovation,” says Katariina Pakoma, Chief Curator of the Alvar Aalto Museum.

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31/07/2014

Disobedient Objects at London.

V&A [LON] U.K. 26/07/2013 - 01/15/15
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The V&A will this summer present the first exhibition to explore objects of art and design from around the world that have been created by grassroots social movements as tools of social change.

From Chilean folk art textiles that document political violence to a graffiti-writing robot, defaced currency to giant inflatable cobblestones thrown at demonstrations in Barcelona, to a political video game about the making of mobile phones, Disobedient Objects will demonstrate how political activism drives a wealth of design ingenuity. The exhibition will...

28/07/2014

Proposal for renovation the San Salvador Pavilion Exhibition Space.

San Pau Hospital. By BAAS + BOPBAA. [BCN] Spain.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
This proposal by BAAS architects and BOPBAA has been presented in a private competition organized by the Hospital de Sant Pau for setting and design the museum space of the newly renovated Pabellón de Sant Salvador in Barcelona. Despite they have not won the contest we think it seems an interesting proposal.

The rehabilitation works of Sant Pau Modernist Campus began in autumn 2009, when the sanitary activity moved to the new building of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau.

The Pavilion of Sant Salvador, a work of the great modernist architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner between 1902 and...

26/07/2014

Solaris Chronicles. Frank Gehry: The Musical

Luma Foundation. [Arles] France.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Art, Exhibitions
LUMA Arles will present the second phase of Solaris Chronicles, an exhibition that examines the creative vision of Frank Gehry through a series of artistic interventions and projects that bridge art and architecture. Commissioned and produced by the LUMA Foundation, the exhibition is on view in the Atelier de la Mécanique, located on the 20-acre (10 ha) LUMA Arles campus. The presentation will feature new contributions by Cai Guo-Qiang and David Lynch evolving around large-scale models of a number of the architect’s seminal works. A collaboration among artists, Solaris Chronicles is emblematic of LUMA Arles, a new institution dedicated to creative exchange and artistic production.

An ever-evolving exhibition, the second phase of Solaris Chronicles will continue to explore the ways in which varying forms of visual art shape and influence the spaces in which they are presented. David Lynch shows a new series of photographs in response to...

25/07/2014

ALBERTO SARTORIS. Or the fourth dimension of architecture.

Exhibition. Villa « Le Lac » Le Corbusier. [Corseaux] Switzerland 06/06/2014 - 07/09/2014
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
"Ou la quatrième dimension de l'architecture". Co-founder, with Rietveld and Le Corbusier, of the Congrès internationaux d’architecture moderne (CIAM), promoter of the modern movement, theorist and architect, Alberto Sartoris is known above all for his axonometries, which he published in the form of magnificent serigraphs.

They are on display at the Villa “Le Lac” with the plans of his "Maison Minimale", models and photographs, as well as an armchair of which two units were made in 1990, authorised and certified by Alberto Sartoris. “Paper architectures” was the phrase Alberto Sartoris used to designate his unbuilt projects. Not built in stone but made transcendent in graphic...

24/07/2014

Montcada Besòs, from backyard to front line.

Exhibition [Barcelona] Catalunya 22/07 - 29/07/2014.
metalocus, BELÉN CALLEJO.
Architecture, Exhibitions
On July 22 opened in the Oval room of the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya an exhibition of some students of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC-ESARQ). In the exhibition "31 projects to transform the city" were presented focusing on the area of ​​Montcada i Reixac.

Barcelona, 22 July 2014.- The Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura of Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (ESARQ-UIC) has inaugurated an exhibition in the Oval room of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya consist in 31 projects centrated in...

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