19/01/2015

Prada's The Infinite Palace by OMA.

FW 2015 Men’s and Women’s [MIL] Italy.
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
AMO [ the research branch of rem koolhaas’ OMA] has designed for Milan’s Men’s and Woman's Fashion Week 2015. AMO has created a new catwalk-showroom space entitled the ‘infinite palace’. Designed for luxury fashion house Prada, the runway extends through a enfilade of connected rooms that gradually shift in size and proportion, according its authors the design of these spaces allows a series of more intimate moments.

The interiors of Infinite Palace, designed by AMO, are clad with a blue and black marble effect, transforming the volume into a disorienting three-dimensional landscape. The floor is lined with geometric aluminum inserts that provide a sense of continual movement and delineating the spatial configuration in this performance space for...

19/01/2015

In bed with John Lennon and Yoko Ono

[VIDEO] from Yoko Ono. Exhibition at La Termica [Malaga] Spain. 23.01>22.03.2015
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
La Térmica & Contemporanea present 'John Lennon & Yoko Ono: Suite 1742. Photographs by Bruno Vagnini.' from January 23 to March 23 in Malaga, Spain, an exhibition that includes Bruno Vagnini's iconic photographs made in May 31, 1969 documenting the "Bed-In" for Peace held by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in the room 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.

Nearly five decades later, this show at La Termica, curated by Mario Martín Pareja,  the collaboration of Rodrigo Gutierrez Viñuales History of Art Professor and with ONO support, brings out the 30 pictures which illustrate one of the most significant moments in the history of the music and art in the Twentieth Century. But the exhibition is not only a Vagnini's picture show.

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16/01/2015

20th Century Spanish Architecture Tours: Edificio Castelar.

By Rafael de La-Hoz. [MAD] Spain.
metalocus, SARA REBOLLO
AEPPAS20 started a programme of visits and lectures on 20 of our country's most symbolic buildings in regards to its architecture and/or its relationship with the urban landscape around them. The first tour is titled 'Castelar Building and Rafael de La-Hoz' and will take place on January 20 between 6 and 8:30 p.m. at the Castelar building, Paseo de la Castellana 50.

The restoration and rehabilitation of these buildings has been exemplary in terms of the sensitivity regarding its criteria and methods and they stand as a model for professionals, authorities and agencies involved in the intervention, as well as for those who believe restoration to be a long-term investment.

The first tour in this series organised by the Spanish Association for the...

12/01/2015

PLAYTIME by ISAAC JULIEN

Helga de Alvear Gallery. [MAD] Spain. 15.01>16.05.2015
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
PLAYTIME explores the dramatic and nuanced subject of capital. The film stars an international roster of actors including Maggie Cheung, Mercedes Cabral, James Franco, Colin Salmon and Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, with Simon de Pury. Also on view is ENIGMA, a time-lapse city-scape video of Dubai, comprised of 2500 still images.

We saw a preview for images within the festival PHotoEspaña 2014. Now Galería Helga de Alvear, is delighted to announce Isaac Julien’s PLAYTIME film...

04/01/2015

Three Kings Factory at Barcelona.

[BCN] Spain.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Over the days leading up to Epiphany on January 6, Fabra i Coats will host the Three Kings Factory and Warehouse.

At this event, organised here for the third time, visitors to the art factory will be able to see how the Kings’ assistants work to ensure that all the presents are ready for distribution on Twelfth Night. Throughout the period, the high windows on all three floors in the façade giving access to the art factory will be...

04/01/2015

Fundamentals. COAC.01 Colecciones

Exhibition at COAC [BCN] Spain. 23.12.2014 > 10.01.2015
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Architecture, Exhibitions
'Fundamentals. Collections COAC.01' exhibition is open. It collects drawings and plans, of one of the best archives about contemporary architecture in Spain, the Historical Archives of COAC, in Barcelona.

If you are in Barcelona you have the chance give a little tour and visit this exhibition, which is part of the series 'Fundamentals' of the new program of Culture Department of COAC, where you can see works, technical systems and architectural collections. In the section Collections, guarded material is shown by the Historical Archives to unveil the rich documentary heritage of COAC, this exhibition continues the project started in October 2014 with the...

28/12/2014

VKhUTEMAS – A Russian Laboratory of Modernity

Architecture designs 1920 – 1930 [BER] Germany
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Vkhutemas, often referred to as the “Russian Bauhaus”, was a legendary art school of Modernism in the 1920s. This is the first exhibition in Germany to show an important sampling – mainly focused on architecture – of the work of Vkhutemas. On display will be some 250 works: sketches, drawings, paintings and models by staff and students.

The exhibition has been mounted by the Shchusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow. These “Higher Artistic-Technical Workshops” were founded in 1920 by decree of the Soviet government. In eight faculties divided into production workshops (Wood, Metal, Textiles, Printmaking, Ceramics) and art workshops (Painting, Sculpture, Architecture) several thousand students received instruction. An introductory course with a completely novel artistic and...

26/12/2014

MoMA PS1 presents Samara Golden: The Flat Side of the Knife

[NYC] USA
metalocus, JOSÉ JUAN BARBA.
Los Angeles - based artist Samara Golden (American, b. 1973) creates immersive installations that explore what she calls the sixth dimension, where a multitude of pasts, presents, and futures exist concurrently. For The Flat Side of the Knife , Golden present s her largest installation to date, filling the double - height of MoMA PS1’s Duplex Gallery with staircases, beds, couches, lamps, musical instruments, video, and sound.

Installation shots from Samara Golden’s, The Flat Side of the Knife. Come check out this amazing site-specific installation in Duplex Gallery, now on view through August 30, 2015.

The Flat Side of the Knife combines physical spaces with illusory spaces that appear on ly in mirrors, reflecting what the artist refers to as “layers of consciousness,” akin to...

26/12/2014

Cedric Price new exhibition by Bureau Europa

Cedric Price: The Dynamics of Time [Maastricht] The Netherlands.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
Bureau Europa presents the third iteration of an exhibition of the work of architect Cedric Price and the first public appearance of some of his selected projects, in Maastricht, The Netherlands. CEDRIC PRICE: The Dynamics of Time is an exhibition that introduces the work of Price by presenting a cross-section of the elements of his inventive and singular practice: sketches, project drawings, recorded talks, first-hand accounts by staff, colleagues and friends.

This interesting exhibition allows us to know the work by Cedric Price, a British architect, writer and educator who had a formative influence on architects such as Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and Bernard Tschumi. The exhibition, curated at the invitation of Bureau Europa...

19/12/2014

The Art of Scent 1889 — 2014 [II]

Exhibition.Círculo de Bellas Artes. [MAD] Spain. 21/11/2014 - 04/02/2015.
metalocus, INÉS LALUETA.
A month ago we presented 'The Art of Scent 1889 - 2014', the first major museum presentation to recognise scent as a major medium of artistic creation just like painting, music, literature or film. We now show a full report of photographs of this wonderful exhibition.

El Arte del Perfume 1889 — 2014 / The Art of Scent 1889-2014 is the first major museum exhibition to recognize scent as a major medium of artistic creation and fifteen artists who work in this medium. The exhibition is a revised version of ...

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