Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Mulher Mulheres

The space for Mulher Mulheres is almost ready. The exhibition, curated by Adelina von Furstenberg and organized by Art for the World in collaboration with the SESC network, is an evolution of the show Woman Women which opened in Florence more than a year ago. It's the first time that this ex-office space is used for an exhibition, so it was interesting to see that the spaces started to acquire an apartment quality, though that would have to be a slightly paranoid apartment.the space is realized thanks to the team of local architect Marcio Medeira. Opening 8th March, SESC Paulista, Avenida Paulista 119, Paraiso.

Day and Night: Sao Paulo

Saturday, February 24, 2007

If you're in Athens tonight

Come by the Athens Conservatory where I'm speaking at the Metropolis City Debates organized by the British Council in collaboration with locus athens. The panel is called Architecture in the Arts, it also features Katherine Clarke and Liza Fior of Muf, and Elena Zabeli and Carlos Loperena of Athens-based Deca Architecture . Memos Filippidis will facilitate.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Istanbul 3

Not sure how many posts you can get out of a city, but Istanbul is definitely a spectacular place. Here's a more or less random selection of photos, even though everything is in the end related to everything.
a roof of something in Top Kapistarting to develop an obsession with all sorts of scaffolding, (very 80's of me)the trees in the Gulhane Park

from the summer pavilion of Top Kapi to the Golden Horn
some archaeological order

some urban chaos
Haydarpasa railway station, the military coming to inspect
the Armenian church
a sprawling stairway in Beyoglu
ready for takeoff in Taksim
the time is right in Dolma Basche

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Notes on Istanbul II: Spaces

sometimes you don't have to write too much

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Notes on Istanbul

We're in Istanbul because Angelo is this months' artist for the YAMA project, organized by the lovely Sylvia Kouvali. YAMA is a huge screen in the middle of Istanbul. This is the view from the 17th floor of Marmara Pera Hotel, just below the screen. These suburbs are supposed to be pretty dodgy
and looking up to the YAMA screen
some random collection of objects on the street
a scaffolding that looks like a building
another scaffolding that looks like another building, on the way to Taksim square
probably the most fabulous door I've seen,
leading from the Dolma Basche right into the Bosphorous

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Shopping for a vehicle

I really had my eyes set on this fabulous Pegasus but it is kind of hard to drive.. the spaceship is cool though kind of StarWars meets NewJersey... the car is suddenly boring and 1st life and not even blackmaybe the red bird? is it a chicken?? or maybe I just keep looking, and anyway this week I spent tons of Linden Dollars on two seaside adjacent lots that will be the new home-office...

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

COLLATERAL, opening photos

Yes, I've kind of overdone it with the COLLATERAL posts, but I just received these photos by Lorenza Mercuri, and I couldn't resist posting them because they tell the story of the space so much better...

Sunday, February 04, 2007

COLLATERAL, installation shots

This is the cave for Pierre Huyghe's Third Memory. The space is normally much darker, so we had to cheat and open the security door to let some light in, and be able to take these shots.
Runa Islam, the piece that opens the show
Mathias Muller and Christophe Girardet
a panoramic shot, the pieces that are visible are from left to right: Cory Arcangel "Colors", Pierre Bismouth "The Jungle Book Project", Carola Spadoni "Live Through This" and Dimitris Kozaris "Star Tricks"
and some shots of the Philosophy Libreria + Biglietteria, at Hangar Bicocca

Thursday, February 01, 2007

If you are in Milan tonight...

Come to the opening of COLLATERAL, at Hangar Bicocca from 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Press conference at 1 pm