Category Archives: ARCHITECTURE

TUTTO GIO PONTI

The MAD exhibition TUTTO PONTI—the first French retrospective of Gio Ponti’s œuvre—lives up to its name by including over 400 examples of the seminal designer’s work in architecture, furniture, and interior design.

In addition, the show looks at Ponti’s writing and publishing projects for Domus, where he was editor-in-chief from 1928 to 1941 and 1948 to 1979.

Ponti—whose career spanned nearly six decades—is strongly identified with the city of Milan, and many of the show’s pieces have never been seen outside of Italy.

TUTTO PONTI—

GIO PONTI—ARCHI-DESIGNER

Through May 5.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

107 rue de Rivoli, 1st, Paris.

From top: Parco dei Principi Hotel, Sorrento, 1960, © Gio Ponti Archives; fresco Scala del Sapere, created by Ponti, Palazzo del Bo, University of Padua, image © Tom MannionGio Ponti, drawings presented at industrial design exhibition at the 11th Milan Triennial, 1957, ink on paper, © Gio Ponti ArchivesPonti’s family apartment, Casa Laporte, Milan, 1936, © Gio Ponti Archivesliving room at Villa Planchart, Caracas, designed by Ponti, 1953-57, © Antoine Baralhé Caracas, Anala and Armando Planchart Foundation; Domus 88 (April 1935), courtesy of Domus; Ponti’s letter with drawing to his daughter Lisa, © Gio Ponti Archives.

DOMINIQUE GONZALEZ-FOERSTER AND JULIAN PEREZ

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Julian Perez will perform an EXOTOURISME set on the opening night of ELEVATION 1049FREQUENCIES.

DOMINIQUE GONZALEZ-FOERSTER and JULIAN PEREZ—

EXOTOURISME

Friday, February 1, at 7:30.

Greengo, Palace Hotel

Palacestrasse 28, Gstaad.

From top: Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster; Exotourisme in performance, image courtesy the artists; Doug AitkenMirage Gstaad (rendering of installation at Elevation 1049), 2019, image courtesy Doug Aitken Workshop.

THOMAS DANIELL — AN ANATOMY OF INFLUENCE

Join Thomas Daniell for a conversation about the twelve Japanese architects—Hiromi Fujii, Terunobu FujimoriHiroshi Hara, Itsuko Hasegawa, Osamu Ishiyama, Arata Isozaki, Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Kazuyo Sejima, Kazuo Shinohara, Shin Takamatsu, and Kiyoshi Sey Takeyama—featured in Daniell’s book AN ANATOMY OF INFLUENCE.

“Rather than the usual array of exquisite yet autonomous buildings, this newly released publication focuses on the hitherto unexplored lives of their architects, and the intellectual, social, and political environment in which they worked.”

THOMAS DANIELL—

AN ANATOMY OF INFLUENCE

Thursday, January 24, at 6 pm.

Graham Foundation

Madlener House

4 West Burton Place, Chicago.

Top: Terunobu Fujimori, Flying Mud Boat. Photograph © Kazumasa Onishi.

Above image credit: AA Publications, a department of the Architectural Association, London.

Below: Osamu Ishiyama, Kannoji Temple. Photograph © Xaroj Phrawong.

BAUHAUS POLITICS

Join Arjun Appadurai, Regina Bittner, Beatriz Colomina, Theresia Enzensberger, Jesko Fezer, Thomas Flierl, Benjamin Förster-Baldenius, Ayşe Güleç, Dorothee Halbrock, Ulrike Hamann, Christian Hiller, Joy Kristin KaluÖzcan KaradenizBianca Klose, Klaus Lederer, Gisela Mackenroth, Jacobus North, Anh-Linh Ngo, Marion von Osten, Philipp Oswalt, Stefan Rettich, Bernd Scherer, Schroeter und Berger, Justus H. Ulbricht, and Mark Wigley for an afternoon and evening seminar which asks the question:

What can institutions that are today confronted with attacks from the Right learn from the history of Bauhaus?

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Saturday, January 19, from 2 pm to 9:30 pm.
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Haus der Kulturen der Welt
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John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, Berlin.
Above: Walter Gropius, Bauhaus Building, 1925–1926, Dessau.
Below: Gropius studio, Kandinsky-Klee house, 1925–1926, Dessau.

LOS ANGELES IN LIMBO

“It may come as a surprise to the uninitiated, but if there is one thing the denizens of Los Angeles—the Angelenos—are totally allergic to, it’s stereotypes and clichés. Well, at least stereotypes about Los Angeles…

“And yet, no other city in the world is more prone to  being packaged, labelled, and stereotyped. And this naturally also includes the art scene…

“I can understand this oversensitivity. The Angeleno is inoculated at an early age against both unambiguousness and ambiguity…

“In Los Angeles everything is a continuum, a soft segue between different kinds of reality… and ultimately, a dissolving of categories, of spaces.” — Lars Nittve

 

Lars Nittve, “In Limbo: Art and Other Things in Los Angeles around 1960,” in Time & Place: Los Angeles 1957–1968, edited by Nittve and Lena Essling, exh. cat. (Stockholm: Moderna Museet/Göttingen: Steidl, 2008.)

Above image credit: Moderna Museet and Steidl.

Below: Craig Ellwood’s Case Study House #16, Bel Air, 1953. Photographed by Marvin Rand.