IMMERSION, THE ORIGINS: 1949-1969

Dive into a bath of polystyrene balls, balloons or feathers, get lost in a labyrinth of mirrors (by Christian Megert) or wander through an elastic space (designed by Gianni Colombo): this is what the exhibition at Lausanne’s Musée des Beaux-Arts offers us, the first to trace the emergence of immersive art between 1949 and 1969, […]

CLAUDIO PARMIGGIANI : This Void Made of Infinity

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« […] créer des lieux psychologiques… des lieux mentaux. Des lieux qui ont une voix, un cœur qui bat dans l’épaisseur des murs » : tel est le but poursuivi par Claudio Parmiggiani 1 avec sa série des Delocazioni, des œuvres de fumée et de suie. Véritables « sculptures d’ombre », ces tableaux fantomatiques réalisés in situ à partir de flacons, […]

MASCULINITY AS SEEN BY PAINTER KRIS KNIGHT 

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Kris Knight’s paintings reveal fragments of life where time has stood still. The intimacy of the protagonist is finally revealed. With a glance, Knight invites the viewer to become part of a life that does not belong to him.  A 2003 graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Canadian painter Kris Knight has […]

ISSY WOOD, LUBIES ET VANITES

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Issy Wood, a young rising star in British painting1, has her first French exhibition at Lafayette Anticipations. Spread out over sixty paintings and as many personal anecdotes, like a visual diary, this plunge into intimacy blending kitsch and triviality says a lot about the stereotypes of our society.  High-gloss black leather coats, car seats and […]

CLEMENS GRITL PROBES 20TH-CENTURY URBAN UTOPIAS

For the past six years, Clemens Gritl’s digital renderings have examined the tension between the revolutionary sculptural beauty of post-war megastructures and their loss of human scale. Through his series A Future City From The Past, Clemens Gritl draws on “the mystifying vision of a radically aggressive and uncompromising urban dystopia” Starting with J.G. Ballard’s […]

VERTEBRAL, WHEN ARCHITECTURE ADAPTS TO NATURE

Founded in 2016 by two architects, Elias Kalach and Teddy Nanes in México City, Vertebral officiates in both the architectural and landscape worlds.  © VERTEBRAL “The studio is not governed by an aesthetic ideal or a geometric predisposition,” explains the designer duo, “but by a research that births from observation, in order to approach the […]

THE RADICAL POETRY OF JOAO CEPEDA

Having worked for some of the world’s greatest architects, Portuguese architect Joao Cepeda now works under his own name. A singular architectural solfeggio, combining radicalism and osmosis with nature.  ©Rendergram “In constant search of the essence. Keen to avoid fashion or trends of any kind. Seeks serenity. Focuses on architecture’s sole central support, materiality and […]

THE COLLECTOR’S HOUSE BY TOM DIXON

Design Research Studio presents its avant-garde version of a collector’s home for the penthouse apartments at One Park Drive in London. Since 2007, Tom Dixon and Helene Bangsbo Andersen have been creating the spaces and objects of tomorrow through Design Research Studio. The radical vision of this innovation consultancy lends itself to the notion of […]

GEORGE BYRNE, FRAGMENTS OF THE CALIFORNIAN DREAM

Under his lens, the city becomes a supernatural environment. Since his arrival in California in 2010, Australian-born George Byrne has built up a portfolio that transforms architectural structures and urban landscapes into painterly abstractions.   In their wanderings, they capture fragments of the Californian setting in a set of geometric lines between concrete, sky and […]

DAVID ALTRATH CAPTURES AN OASIS OF FLAVOUR ON THE CANARY ISLANDS

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The German photographer’s work focuses on the interaction between architecture and landscape. This graduate of design, art and media at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart creates visual narratives that combine perspective, play of light and depth of space.  His recent Ocean View series on the terrace of the Kamezí Deli & Bistró restaurant in Lanzarote […]