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Exhibition,  Grand Parade, Brighton

Exhibition, Grand Parade, Brighton

There is an exhibition called Mobility of the line that opens on Friday evening (7th of March) and runs until the 9th of April at Grand Parade, Brighton. I will post some more pictures another day, but here is the section with Perry Kulper’s and my work. A couple of drawing instruments, photographs of each in action and a couple of earlier pieces by each of us – a print of Perry’s Fast Twitch plan and a print of Instrument five in action.

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Art In the Streets

Art In the Streets

From and exhibition a couple of summers ago at MOCA Los Angeles. I have to admit I am not too excited by graffiti. It usually appears so conformist, quite strange for a medium that is depressingly obsessed with authorship. There is a book of photographs by Jean Baudrillard (which I do not own, so the quotation is not exact) where he discusses graffiti artists as people who want to be heard but have nothing to say. I am also afraid I cannot remember the attribution for this piece, a set of exquisitely painted model railway cars (I imagine somewhere between 1:30 to 1:50 scale) that seems to touch on many of the difficulties of graffiti work.

The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

The Happiest Man

In the deepest bowels under the University of Westminster on the Marylebone Road is Ilya and Emilia Kabakov’ “The Happiest Man”. The space is largely filled with old cinema seats. The large screen shows segments of rousing Soviet films of rural progress from several decades cut fairly seamlessly together. To one side of the seats (see top picture) is a large box, which contains a room with an atmosphere resonant with several of their previous installations. You can see the film through the window. As with much of their other work, the construction provokes delightfully strange and conflicting thoughts. Well worth a visit if you in London, open until 21st April.

 

Details www.p3exhibitions.com

Exhibition at the DAC (Photo DAC)

Exhibition at the DAC (Photo DAC)

Exhibition at the DAC (Photo DAC)

 

Exhibition at the DAC (Photo DAC)

Exhibition at the DAC (Photo DAC)

Exhibition at the DAC (Photo DAC)

Exhibition at the DAC (Photo DAC)

Exhibition at the DAC (Photo DAC)

Exhibition at the DAC (Photo DAC)

The exhibition Drawing By Drawing is made in memory of Svein Tonsager and is at the Danish Architecture Centre at the time of posting. Lots of great drawings and nicely shown. My contribution is shown in the bottom image – the six pairs of stereoscopic drawings from the third body project. More information a couple of posts down. All images from the DAC.

Danish Architecture Centre Exhibition

This exhibition opened last week at the Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen. It is a celebration of Svein Tonsager, who was a very influential teacher at the Architecture School in Aarhus. The exhibition includes work by many of the people he had regular contact with or invited to speak in Aarhus. There is a mouth-watering array of drawings by people like Peter Cook, Neil Denari, Anders Abraham, C.J. Lim, Diller and Scofidio+Renfro, Zaha Hadid, Thom Mayne, Mike Webb, Sverre Fehn, Peter Wilson, John Hejduk, Christine Hawley, Carsten Jule Christiansen, Neil Spiller, Carsten Thau, Leslie Van Deuzer, Steven Holl, Dan Hoffman, Kjeld Vindum, Ben Van Berkel, Chris Thurlebourne, Alberto Perez -Gomez, Andy Bow, Juhani Pallasmaa, Michael Sorkin, Lebbeus Woods etc. My contribution is the set of drawings for the third body project:

https://natchard.com/2011/09/25/body-project-three/

This set of drawings was made while I was teaching at the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen so it seemed an appropriate project to send.

If you are in Copenhagen take a look.