Opening Madrid Gallery Weekend 2015 in September.

[MAD] Spain. 10.09.2015 > 12.09.2015
metalocus, DANIEL MADERA.
Exhibitions, Photography
During the three days that will last the Apertura Madrid Gallery Weekend 2015, from the 10th to the 12th of September, you can enjoy more than 50 artists and 45 free exhibitions. This sixth edition will allow the visitor to go through the 45 contemporary art galleries that are part of the association Arte_Madrid promoting the latest news on the section of artistic creations.

The city of Madrid will be transformed these days into a large exhibitions room of contemporary art with more than 8,000 square meters belonging to the 45 galleries that are part of Arte_Madrid. This appointment will start at the begining of the cultural year.

During this weekend the art galleries will extend their visiting hours and will schedule special activities for...


'Museos en Blanco', by José Manuel Ballester.

at Ivorypress [MAD] Spain 08.09 > 07.11.2015
On September 8. opens the first solo exhibition of the artist José Manuel Ballester in the exhibition space of Ivorypress, in which his latest works will be displayed.

'Museos en Blanco', by José Manuel Ballester, is an invitation to "empty our museums": the real ones and those we carry inserted in our memory to raise new approaches that are able to address both our past and our future and count on the new tools created which will surely change our position towards...


REPORTING FROM THE FRONT. New Them for 2016 Venice Biennale

La Biennale di Venezia 2016 [VEN] Italy 28.05 > 27.11.2016
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Exhibitions
The Venice Biennale has announced the theme selected by 2016 Biennale director Alejandro Aravena. Titled "Reporting From the Front," next year's Biennale will be an investigation into the role of architects in the battle to improve the living conditions for people all over the world.

The title chosen by Alejandro Aravena for the 15th International Architecture Exhibition is:



The Unlock of the Gate of Hell. The Hungry Ghost Festival (Yu Lan)

[Hong Kong] China. 14.08 > 12.09.2015
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
The Hungry Ghost (Yu Lan) festival, which had been inscribed on to China’s third national list of intangible cultural heritage in 2011. The seventh month in the lunar calendar is when restless spirits roam the earth when the gate of Hell opened on 1 day of the seventh month.

Many Chinese people make efforts to appease these transient ghosts, while ‘feeding’ their own ancestors. While the festival’s origins are not unlike those of Halloween in Europe, it is also intrinsically linked to the Chinese practice of ancestor worship. Many people tending roadside fires and burning faux money and other offerings for ghosts and ancestors to use in the afterlife. Food is also left...


Exhibition. 'Distinction. A century of fashion photography'

Barcelona Design Museum. [BCN] Spain. 26.11.2015>>27.03.2016
metalocus, LEONOR MARTÍN.
The Barcelona Design Museum presents 'Distinction. A century of fashion photography', an exhibition in which is shown an important part of the fashion photography collection that the museum has generated in the recent years. The exhibition will be displayed at the Barcelona Design Museum, from November 26th 2015 to March 27th 2016.

The Barcelona Design Museum takes interest in a genre of photography rarely studied. The exhibition ranges from the time of Modernism, when print journals in high quality paper began to reproduce photographs of models and dresses- to today's digital media: seduction, provocation and glamor.

The starting point for...


Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture [2].

MoMA. [NYC] USA. 27-06-2015>06-03-2016.
Architecture, Exhibitions
MoMA's latest exhibition Endless House explores the way artists and architects have reflected upon the house as a universal theme. Until 6th March 2016 at Robert Menschel Architecture and Design Gallery.

Endless House considers the single-family home and archetypes of dwelling as a theme for the creative endeavors of architects and artists. Through drawings, photographs, video, installations, and architectural models drawn from...


'Opening Velasca'. Torre Velasca redevelopment.

Torre Velasca [Milan] Italy. 09.07 > 30.08.2015.
metalocus, SILVIA BATRES.
Architecture, Art, Exhibitions
Opening Velasca opened last 9th July, a project to redevelop the Torre Velasca and enhance the value of one of Milan's best known symbols. The tower, built in 1958 by architectural partnership BBPR, will be the focus of a major relaunch project that will unite history and innovation.

'Opening Velasca' project redevelops this famous Milan's tower. It forms part of Urban Up, the real estate redevelopment project through which Unipol Group aims to promote some of the most important buildings it owns in Milan.

First and foremost the square in which the tower is set, which for the entire duration of...


'Ring is the thing' by Noa Haim.

Exhibition at VDNKh [Moscow] Russia.
metalocus, SILVIA BATRES.
Last May 23rd and 24th "Polytech" Festival 2015 was held at The Polytechnic Museum, Moscow, where designet and architect Noa Haim presented her project 'Ring is the thing'.

This cardboard installation was designed by Noa Haim, large in scale — between 3.5 and 5.5 meters tall —, was built up with no scissors, glue or other auxiliaries. Where every guest of the fest will have a chance to join the construction process.

As its author says, she developed design of the installation based on the...


Exhibition on RDAI Architecture

at La Galerie d'architecture [Paris] France.
metalocus, IRENE GARCÍA.
Next September, at La Galerie in Paris, it will be possible to enjoy this exhibition that shows the latest projects of the French studio RDAI Architecture.

RDAI Architecture presents some of its projects in 'Zoom', the exhibition that will be held from 8 to 26 of September of this year at La Galerie of Paris, and that aims to give a image of the work of this studio, whose projects include a variety of scales and typologies and are located in different parts of the world.


'Radically Modern'.Urban planning and architecture in 1960's Berlin.

[VIDEO] from Berlinische Galerie [Berlin] Germany. 29.05 > 26.10.2015.
metalocus, SILVIA BATRES.
Art, Exhibitions
The Museum of Modern Art, Berlinische Galerie, will reopen after a period of renovation with the exhibition 'Radically Modern'. The Berlinische Galerie presents the first ever comprehensive overview of this architectural heritage in both East and West Berlin.

The exhibition at Berlinische Galerie explores features of these architectural designs that reveal international networking between those involved, illustrates how knowledge of international trends was reflected in concrete designs and stimulates a reevaluation of this contentious period of construction.

Architecture and urban design from the sixties still set...



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