Mies Pavilion without doors. "Second Reconstruction", by Jordi Bernadó.

Mies Pavilion without doors. "Second Reconstruction", by Jordi Bernadó.
[BCN] Spain.
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Mies Pavilion without doors. "Second Reconstruction", by Jordi Bernadó. Photography © Pietro Milici.
Titled "The Pavillon Mies van der Rohe. Second Reconstruction.", has been presented today the installation-performance by hotographer Jordi Bernado on the legendary Mies Pavilion in Barcelona. The project is part of the invitation program that the Foundation has developed in recent years with international architects and artists like Ai Weiwei, Antoni Muntadas, Jeff Wall, Dennis Adams, SANAA, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliablue or Andrés Jaque, among others.

Mies referred to the Pavilion as a “Pavilion of Representation”. An Ephemeral building whose maximum value was to represent an idea. The aspect of the Pavilion that has endured is therefore an Evocation, not an object. A conceptual, not a material, act. A generator of thought, not a generator of physical space. Consequently, what remains of the Pavilion is the idea and its images. And mies ordered the Pavilion to be photographed without doors. In Mies’s thought and view, the Pavilion had no doors. in fact, the Pavilion existed in all its plenitude only when the doors were removed. the moment of the gaze is the only real moment.

The photographer proposes, through a minimal gesture, to restore the image of the Pavilion by removing the doors. The Pavilion without doors at last. At its side, doors without a building. The Pavilion reconstructed at last. And the doors out of their setting, by themselves generating the question posed by the intervention. The doors ask the question.

The building without doors is the answer.

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Jordi Bernadó (Lérida, 1966). The artist understands photography as a way of conceiving the world. He understands the discipline as a form of knowledge and a tool to see the city, architecture and the artistic activity from another perspective. He has published over 20 books and many of his works have been acquired by public and private collections worldwide.

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