exhibition on the way : 2012 european capital of culture

EDIFÍCIOS E VESTÍGIOS , projecto-ensaio sobre espaços pós-industriais (exposição, conferência, livro)

curadoras: Inês Moreira e Aneta Szylak

organização: Guimarães 2012, Capital Europeia da Cultura

local: Fábrica ASA, sector G

data: 29 setembro – 1 Dezembro 2012

BUILDINGS AND REMNANTS , essay-project on post-industrial spaces (exhibition, conference, book)

curators: Inês Moreira e Aneta Szylak

commissioner: Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture

venue: Fábrica ASA, sector G

date: 29 september – 1 December 2012

discussion _matadero, madrid

How materiality resonates politically?

The discussion around the worker’s sheds installation
Participants: Arne Hendriks, Inês Moreira, Aneta Szyłak, Leire Vergara

Five sheds from the Gdańsk Shipyard from the inspiration of the artist Grzegorz Klaman are put on tour to form Solidarność Camp
in 5 European cities. Made decades ago by the shipbuilders they were meant to provide some private space within the harsh conditions
associated with outdoor labour in heavy industry. Today, no longer in use and rescued from the scrapyard they are being seen
as examples of vernacular architecture. The status of the random objects is transformed into an art installation. The questions we
would like to raise are: How the meaning of the object is changed according to its location? What does it mean for us to discover
them in the center of Madrid? How their materiality influences our thinking about the visual, the vernacular, the somatic, the audible
and the performative? How this gesture reframes what we think about the city and how the contrast between the sheds and their
temporary surrounding triggers our thinking about the status of the found and vernacular? How the sheds can sound politically to us,
whilst thinking about the control over heavy industry by European regulations? These questions and more are to be addressed to four
speakers invited to take part in the talk: Arne Hendriks, co-curator of upcoming Alternativa in Gdańsk, Inês Moreira, architect,
researcher and curator based in Portugal, Leire Vergara, an independent curator based in Bilbao and Aneta Szyłak, Director
of Wyspa Institute of Art in Gdansk.

petit CABANON [Alternativa, Gdansk]

Petit CABANON (private version for Wyspa) exhibited at Labour and Leisure Exhibition, in the context of Alternativa Visual Art Festival 2012, curated by Aneta Szylak at Hall 90B, Wyspa Institute of Art in Gdansk, Poland. The physical installation consists of the reconstruction of the two sheds that Le Corbusier had in his garden: CABANON + the Work Shed. The two buildings were made of cardboard bricks, in a playful construction. The sounds cape inside both volumes would reproduce the atmospheres and summer conversations by Le Corbusier, Eileen Gray and their friends, as an evocation. http://www.alternativa.org.pl/