For those of you who remember our visit to the extraordinary home collection by Charles Brooking: his XVIII century windows are part of this year’s Venice Biennale Exhibition.
for details about the 14th Biennale, below is the link to the article on Designboom
AVATAR Conference “Future Cities 3: Abundance” at Greenwich University
Thursday 10th April 2014 at 9.45am – 6.00pm
Howe Lecture Theatre [QA080], Greenwich Maritime Campus,
Old Royal Naval College, London SE10 9LS
more details here
Last few days to see at the Serpentine Gallery: Wael Shawky: “Myths and Legends” and Jake and Dinos Chapman : “Come and See” , until the 9th of February, entrance free
See reviews of the exhibitions by Simon Withers on the Unitfifteen blog, and a recommendation to start the show with Wael Shawky ! … before you move onto the provocative and gut churning Chapman brothers, not for the faint hearted. Simon describes it as ‘Lurid, morbid, fearful, ghastly. And wonderful.’
Edit of the 8th Feb. the Chapman Brothers show is indeed a lot to take on, and somehow testing the limits of what you may deem acceptable. I turned around before long. The Wael Shawky show on the other hand, and especially the “al araba al madfuna II” film, was intriguiging, not the least for its amazing setting, the ruins of what looks like a huge compendium for birds. The shots of this abandoned building are astounding.
Serpentine Gallery website
interview with the artists
This year’s RIBA President’s Medals have been announced.
Razna Begum, from Greenwich University won the Serjeant Drawing Award, you may remember her project for the Grunewald Athenaeum.
Another project you might recognise, is the New Lohachara project by Kirsty Badenich, from Aarhus School of Architecture, which we saw exhibited at Copenhagen Royal Academy of Fine Arts at the beginning of November.
Finally I’d also like to draw your attention to an Island project, Kizhi Island, by Ben Hayes, UCL, which won the silver medal and has worked across various media.
More on the projects can be found online here . They will be exhibited at the RIBA, 66 Portland Street, London, W1B 1AD until the end of January.
Images of the models at the British Exploratory Land Archive Exhibition by Mark Smout and Laura Allen with Geoff Manaugh at the at the AA, Bedford Square, London, until the 14th of December.
Exhibition details here
Also, an online archive of the AA school students work is now available here
For info about the Travelling Narratives : Modernity and the Spatial Imaginary conference taking place this week end and the full programme, click here
I will be giving my paper on Michel Butor’s La Modification tomorrow morning