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/

making-of: REWIND

fotos Diogo Matos . Sandra Pereira

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These are a few images of the “making-of” the spatial installation of Rewind.

The exhibition is about to open on the 4th of July (Friday) 2010, Lons-le-Saunier, France.

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Rewind _contemporary art exhibition

Curators: Laurent Fiévet and Silvia Guerra

Spatial Concept: Inês Moreira + Diogo Matos [petitcabanon.org]

Artists: Dan Colen (USA, 1979), Robert F. Hammerstiel, (Austria, 1957), Bertrand Lavier (France, 1949), Jan Vercruysse (Belgium, 1948), John Wood et Paul Harrison (UK 1969 and 1966), Cléa Coudsi et Eric Herbin (France, 1979 et 1980), Gabriel Desplanque (France, 1981), Xavier Gautier (France, 1974), Fabien Mérelle (France, 1981), Moira Ricci (Italy, 1977).

Produced: Laboratoire Artistique de Bel _Construction: Produções Reais

Maison de la Vache Qui Rit Lons le Saunier, France, June 2010

pC work-in-progress

rewind _contemporary art exhibition / the spatial installation [a preview]

This project is a conceptual space created to host rewind, the contemporary art exhition curated by Laurent Fièvet and Sílvia Guerra for Label. The space concept is by Inês Moreira + Diogo Matos [petitcabanon.org] an adventurous collaboration between Paris+Genéve+Porto+Lons-le-Saunier

petit THINK TANK _exhibiting as going public

petit THINK TANK
_exhibiting as going public

_4 Dez _ Dec 09 : 15 / 17 pm [friday] _Oporto

petit CABANON proposed a two hour conversation revolving around notions of public, exhibiting and publishing. This was the first gathering occurring outside the physical space of pC, the small space we had in the same street which was handed back before summer. We have called “petit THINK TANKs” to a series of long, calm and more or less deep conversations into interdisciplinary questions – these are different from the conversation pieces, or from the gatherings and small exhibitions we have been producing. Recalling what propelled the petit THINK TANKs, these are moments of intense discussion of a question or notion articulating a conjunction of concerns of its intervenients. Although from different disciplines, perspectives and backgrounds, we have been thinking of the extensions of curating, of exhibiting and of research in visual cultures. The 1st one posed a problem of extension: “after the laboratory?” questioning and collectively thinking of the limits of the idea of laboratory as a research model and space. It was transcribed and published as a chapter of a book, and its contributors came from anthropology, biology, visual arts, or critical theory. The second one was encapsulated within a multi-practice environment of architecture and revolved around the limits of the discipline of architecture in which we were trapped: “what can we do?”, was maybe the question raising from that afternoon, which obviously remained unsolved, and even led to a certain tension among those present. As for the third particular session, called “exhibiting as going public”, it was the first one to be open to an audience, due to the nature of the contents it was addressing: the public and publicness of research and exhibiting.

We performed at different levels: firstly staging an encounter with a public. And, more indirectly, addressing the moments of interaction and participation with “the public” or “the audience”, but also, and most especially the conundrum of filtering, and editing, and communication, and translation that occurs when transforming an “incomplete content”, whether academic research, or partial experimentation, or on-going project, into something public. Editing and exhibiting, are activities giving a shape and making public that which is previously unfinished, secretive or simply private. And the politics of going public behind these activities – that most of us share as researchers, writers, teachers or curators – is mirrored by that politics of the encounter with a public, with and audience, and it is conceptualized in more active notions of participation, of relationality or in even deeper notions of communality within the group perceived as the public.

The send-off of this petit THINK TANK was the recent release of the 3rd edited volume of Displayer, by Doreen Mende, a curator, theoretician and editor who produced Dispalyer within the “Program Exhibition Design and Curatorial Practice” Hochschule für Gestaltung / ZKM Karlsruhe. We departed from her presentation and from the audiovisual contribution of Filipa César, a filmed book especially directed for Displayer 3, screened besides us, following us, as part of the conversation. But, instead of a book launch, we tried to expand the notion underlying this volume:

While an academy is an environment which does not request a ‘finished’ product, the space of exhibition depends on something to be shown to a public. (…) In which way can a publication be understood as a space for exhibiting? Under which demands as well as urgencies does a publication expand the conditions of an academy?”.

We invited Susana Caló, a philosopher and editor of Detritos Magazine, who is undertaking her PhD in London, to respond and to expand on the interceptions of going public: the politics of space and the notion of public domain. Susana opened 3 questions that articulated the later discussion: “on singularities and difficulties of the editorial practice” and “on how is a publication actualizing”; “a question of collectiveness and the dissolution of the author” and the difference of an author writing of things, and a writer writing with things; “on the erasure of the author or the artist by that of the collective” and on collectiveness and the fragility of academy research. The conversation proceeded with a presentation of Gabriela V. Pinheiro, an artist whose artwork is devoted to notions of public, who addresses the public from a close relation in which communality and relationality are conceptualized to interpolate participation, and, to more recently posit the art work within the dynamics of the public within an art institution [or a certain vision of institutional critique].

We intend not to be academic on our approach, but to expand the limits of academy and those of going public, as ours guests proposed us.

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organization _
petit THINK TANKs are part of petit CABANON
http://www.petitcabanon.org
a project by Inês Moreira since 2007

this petit THINK TANK has the support of Reflexus, JUP and FBAUP

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Biarch _28nov09 program

Guests: Pier Vittorio Aureli, Felipe de Ferrari, Pedro Gadanho, Francisco González de Canales, Joseph Grima, Paul Petrunia, Joana Sá Lima, Enrique Walker.

Moderators: Pep AvilésMario BallesterosAlicia Guerrero YesteInês Moreira

Directed by Jorge García de la Cámara

BIArch Dialogues Program (pdf)

With the BIArch Dialogues “Reviewing Architectural Knowledge Formats”, the Barcelona Institute of Architecture will concentrate on the generation and dissemination of architectural knowledge through multiple channels, opening a field of inquiry that complements the Institute’s fundamental theoretical, technical and academic concerns. These dialogues, along with the many other activities offered by the Institute during the course of 2009, are set up according to the will of bringing forth the interests and contents of a new postprofessional institution at the close of the first decade of the twenty-first century.

The general objective of the dialogues is to extend the notion of architectural knowledge beyond curriculum. Expanding architecture culture is a particularly timely and challenging endeavor given the current state of the profession. Understanding the possibilities for architectural learning in alternative practices and fostering exchanges between modes of production and instruments of dissemination should offer a richer and potentially more stable professional outlook. Thus, alternative knowledge formats become key complements to the core academic activities of a postprofessional degree program.

By bringing together a series of young practitioners from a breadth of fields related to architectural knowledge, the dialogues will draw an outline for reflection and action in various areas of experience. What are the limits and possibilities of generating criticism or promoting reflection on architecture through print and digital media? What are the most appropriate formats for different types of information or audiences? How can academic and cultural institutions support each other and expand their respective scopes? What are the roles and responsibilities of architecture editors, critics or curators within the frame of knowledge and learning? How might the proper balance between different topics informing the discipline be achieved through the structuring of curricula? Through the shared reflection of scholars, critics, independent publishers, digital media entrepreneurs, curators, and cultural activists, the dialogues hope to establish a framework that might provide some of the answers to a context in which knowledge is permanently evolving.

[text via epulare]

petit THINK TANK _exhibiting as going public

petit THINK TANK

_exhibiting as going public

_4 Dez _ Dec 09 : 15 / 17 pm [friday] _Oporto


petit CABANON proposes a two hour conversation revolving around notions of public, exhibiting and publishing. The send-off is the contribution of Doreen Mende, the editor of Displayer 03 [a magazine with contributors as Charles Jencks, Walter Benjamin, Alfred Barr, Ines Katenhusen, Omer Fast, Hans Hollein, Dominique Gonzalez- Foerster, Ines Weizman, Moritz Küng, Giorgio Grassi and edited with the students of Program Exhibition Design and Curatorial Practice / Hochschule für Gestaltung / ZKM Karlsruhe]. We invited Susana Caló, a philosopher and editor of Detritos Magazine, to respond and to expand on the interceptions of going public: the politics of space and the public domain.  The conversation will proceed with Gabriela V. Pinheiro, an artist whose work is devoted to notions of public and exhibiting and hopefully engage in an intimate conversation with the audience. A filmed book realized by Filipa César – Displayer 03 – is to be screened as part of the conversation.

Guests:

Doreen Mende, curator and editor based in Berlin

[Academy Expanded and Expanded Exhibition]

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Susana Caló, philosopher and editor based in Oporto
[Expanding]

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Gabriela V. Pinheiro, artist based in Oporto
[The Public]

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[the conversation will be held in English and is kindly hosted
by REFLEXUS arte contemporânea]
rua de miguel bombarda 531
4050-383 Oporto, Portugal

[Displayer is the magazine of the “Program Exhibition Design and Curatorial Practice” Hochschule für Gestaltung / ZKM Karlsruhe]

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organization _

petit THINK TANKs are part of petit CABANON

a project by Inês Moreira since 2007

this petit THINK TANK has the support of Reflexus, JUP and FBAUP

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The requirement to exhibit the final product is something we can view in the framework of the capitalist system, along the lines that an employer who has made an investment now needs to see a result. These relationships are reproduced in the collaboration among artists, curators, and directors who have invested in a work in an institutional framework. The exhibiting institution, being the last link in the chain of this market transaction, needs a visible, tangible result: a product.” (Milica Tomic, Politics of Memory, Displayer 03).

While an academy is an environment which does not request a ‘finished’ product, the space of exhibition depends on something to be shown to a public. The conversation will be based on the project Displayer, which is a publication series of the program Exhibition Design and Curatorial Practice at the University of Arts and Design / ZKM Karlsruhe. Displayer is a magazine of original sound. The editorial team is the students of the seminars of the University’s program.

The points of departure for the most recent issue, Displayer 03 (2009) are the demands, the challenges, and the potentialities as well as the impossibilities of exhibiting space itself. Space is the fabric in which events occur, and events, in turn activate space culturally, socially, politically and geographically. Hence, the exhibition of space is strongly connected to performative acts in addition to questions about the requirements of constructions in space.

In which way can a publication be understood as a space for exhibiting? Under which demands as well as urgencies does a publication expand the conditions of an academy? And for Displayer 03: What are the means of recording space in order to perform it at different times, in different places and different institutional settings?

Contributions Displayer 03 by Eva Kraus, Tilo Schulz, Martin Beck, Charles Jencks, Pablo Bronstein, Katrin Mayer, Stefan Römer, Walter Benjamin, Alfred Barr, Ines Katenhusen, Milica Tomic, Omer Fast, Sina Najafi, Hans Hollein, Joseph Dabernig, Achim Lengerer, Paul Gangloff, Dominique Gonzalez- Foerster, Ines Weizman, Moritz Küng, Kersten Geers, Giorgio Grassi, Guillaume Paoli, Heiner Mühlmann, Stephan Trüby, Wilfried Kuehn. Filipa César realized Displayer 03 as a filmed book which is part of the discussion.