Habitat/Variations

23.06 — 02.09.07

OPENING: FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2007, FROM 6 TO 9 PM
SYMPOSIUM SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2007, FROM 2 TO 7 PM

 

A project by María Inés Rodríguez, independent curator (Paris), in collaboration with Juan Herreros and Pablo León de la Barra.

At the invitation of the Centre d'édition contemporaine and the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève
Exhibition produced jointly with La Casa Encendida, Madrid.

Where to live, and how? This exhibition offers a reflection on projects by artists and architects who think about living conditions and challenge this question in their work. These projects come from various contexts that, for the major part, are situated at the junction of architecture and art, Utopia and reality, individual and collective space. Some of these projects document very active emerging urban forms and ask complex economical, political, and social questions which traditional notions of urbanism disregard.

If we think of the city as "a series of strata and styles, of icons and cultural practices which bring together constructions from the past, tradition, as well as these new projects and ideas for the future"1, can the different projects that will be presented really transform, or at least question, the way specialists, the State and users tackle the problem of living conditions?

An exhibition with: Alexander Apóstol, Pablo León de la Barra, Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec, Raúl Cárdenas, Santiago Cirugeda, Jimmie Durham, Didier Fiuza Faustino, Yona Friedman, Jakob Kolding, Josep María Martín / Raphaël Nussbaumer / Alejandra Ayala / Luz Muñoz, Hans-Walter Müller, N55, Maria Papadimitriou, Tercer un Quinto, Pedro Reyes, Gabriel Sierra et Barbara Visser.

The project includes also a video programme featuring Alexander Apóstol, Sergio Cabrera, José Luis Guerín, Pablo León de la Barra, María Papadimitriou, Marjetica Potrč and Pia Rönicke, as well as a reference library open to the visitors.

The architect Juan Herreros will hold a symposium Saturday June 23rd, from 2 to 7 pm at the Bac – Bâtiment d'art contemporain, with Santiago Cirugeda, Philippe Rahm, Kees Christiaanse, Anne Lacaton, Salvador Pérez Arroyo.

The exhibition will be presented at La Casa Encendida in Madrid from September 20 to November 5, 2007; the second part of the symposium will also take place in November (for the program see: www.lacasaencendida.com

The architect Juan Herreros will hold a symposium Saturday June 23rd, from 2 to 7 pm at the Bac – Bâtiment d'art contemporain, with Santiago Cirugeda, Philippe Rahm, Kees Christiaanse, Anne Lacaton, Salvador Pérez Arroyo.

The exhibition will be presented at La Casa Encendida in Madrid from September 20 to November 5, 2007; the second part of the symposium will also take place in November (for the program see: www.lacasaencendida.com).

(1) Romero, Jorge, «Tres lecturas de la cultura moderna en América Latina (mitos y reflexiones de un planteamiento)», in Modernidad y posmodernidad, Caracas, Museo Alejandro Otero, p. 109. Traduit par Sophie Gewiner.

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Exhibition: 23.06 — 02.09.07

Opening: 22.06.2007 à 18 heures

Pablo León de la Barra, Sonho da casa "propria", 2004. Photo: Pablo León de la Barra.

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This exhibition is made possible with the major support of:
seacex logoMinisterio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación

logo britishcouncilcaja madridcolombia embassybraillard archmondrian stiftung

Additional support is provided by the: Fondation pour l'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Genève. Centre pour l'image contemporaine, Saint-Gervais Genève. Fondation HBM Emile Dupont. Service des Espaces Verts et de l'Environnement (SEVE), Genève

 
Subventionné par la Ville de Genève