Art Basel 2016

More than 280 galleries presented  the work of over 4000 artists on two floors from June 16th until June 19th in Basel, Switzerland. Furthermore at the „Unlimited“ hall – Art Basel’s pioneering exhibition platform for projects that transcend the classical art-show stand – curated by New York-based curator Gianni Jetzer, massive sculpture and paintings, video projections, large-scale installations, and live performances were exhibited. POINTS ...

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Architecture Biennale: Slovenia – Serbia – Chile

Slovenia: Home@Arsenale a curated library addressing the notions of home and dwelling The cosy wooden structure at Arsenale can be entered and used as seat on different levels to read a book or two. The library operates as a platform for exploring the concepts of home and dwelling through books. Invited architects, artists, critics and curators from various backgrounds are participating with their selection ...

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Lectures and book presentations in Venice

The lecture- and reading-room at the Palazzo Contarini Polignac was very requested from the beginning and we are happy that we could offer a wide programme of lectures and discussions. book presentation Architecture Activism by graft Lars Krückeberg, Wolfram Putz and Thomas Willemeit (graft) presented their new book „Architecture Activism“ together with Ute Weiland (Alfred Herrhausen Society), Joe Osea Addo (Constructs LLC) and Rozana ...

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The Liveable City

The Liveable City is a celebration of architecture and urban planning as part of the official program for the London Festival of Architecture. Central and local government, businesses, politicians, professionals and the general public are invited to take part in talks, seminars and debates about planning, urban infrastructure, climate change, housing, transport, communities, energy and energy efficiency. The aim, of this Danish-British dialogue, is ...

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Impressions from our guided tours in Venice

Within the program of the POINTS of Contact Meeting Point in Venice, guided tours for architects, architecture lovers and students were offered. An insight into the private parts and the atelier of the Palazzo Contarini Polignac, a tour exploring the question „Does Venice not tolerate modernity?“ and another one about living and working in Venice with a gondola builder, a family of carpenters in ...

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Architecture Biennale: Spain – Nordic countries – Poland

Spain: Unfinished The Spanish Pavillion with the exhibition „Unfinished“ is the winner of the Golden Lion 2016. It displays the legacies of decades-long financial crisis. Photographs show abandoned buildings and put them in relation to inspiring projects. The jury described the Biennale contribution as: „concisely curated selection of emerging architects whose work shows how creativity and commitment can transcend material constraints“. Curators: Carnicero + ...

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Architecture Biennale: USA – Ireland – Netherlands

USA: The Architectural Imagination „Learning from Detroit“ could be another title for the american exhibition at the Architecture Biennale 2016. Detroit has been a center of American imagination once. In 2013 the city got bankrupt. The curators explore new speculative architectural projects in Detroit standing for the importance and value of the architectural imagination far from financial interest worldwide. The exhibition design is very ...

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The Pool. Architecture, Culture and Identity in Australia

Entering the new Australian Pavilion by Denton Corker Marshall, the visitor finds a big pool and the warnings „Danger deep water“ – „Danger shallow water“. People are refreshing their feet in the water anyway. The pool plays a very important role in Australian culture and takes many forms – natural or manmade, inland or coastal, temporary or permanent. As element, where the communal and ...

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Home Economics. Five new models for domestic life

A black Georgian panelled door welcomes visitors in front of the British Pavilion. It refers to Queen Elizabeth I’s regulation that every family had to have their own front door to avoid shared homes. The curators Shumi Bose, Jack Self and Finn Williams ask questions of British society and architectural culture, regarding the changing rhythms and patterns of life. The exhibition unfolds through a ...

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