“Frequent manipulations of insignificant objects in a naked corner of my studio for digital documentation and publication on the internet as temporary installations in the context of art.”
Unstable Variables, by Kjell Varvin, Installart
Horizons, a series of architectural photographs by Brazilian photographer Bruno Cals, will be on view at 1500 Gallery. The six photographs in the exhibition are part of a personal artistic project that Cals, a well-known fashion/advertising photographer based in São Paulo, Brazil, has been working on since 2008.
The photographs in the Horizons series are suggestive of something beyond the record presented. The images of the buildings in São Paulo, Tokyo and Buenos Aires explore the limits of two-dimensionality, and articulate a radically different perspective on a commonplace visual scenario. In expressing this fresh point of view, Bruno Cals has invoked contrasting themes of possibility versus impossibility, presence versus emptiness, and search versus satisfaction.
Horizons, by Bruno Cals, May 6-July 31, 1500 Gallery, New York
Austro-American architect Richard Neutra (born 1892 in Vienna, died 1970 in Wuppertal), one of the most important representatives of “classic Modernism”, was best known for his houses in Southern California. His designs combined light metal structures with stucco elements to create light, pervious ensembles, which he embedded with great sensitivity in carefully arranged gardens and landscapes.
For the first time ever architectural projects will be shown that he realized in Europe in his 10 final creative years (1960 – 1970). He created eight villas, four in Switzerland, three in Germany and one in France.
Richard Neutra in Europe: Buildings and projects 1960 – 1970, 8 May – 1 August 2010, at MARTa Herford Museum, Herford, Germany
Photography (top to bottom): Iwan Baan, Karl-Hugo Schmölz, Unknown, Charles E. Young Research Library UCLA, Martin Hesse, and Martin Hesse.
Located on the dry savannah landscape of the Bukit Peninsula on the dramatic southern cliffs of the Indonesian island of Bali, Alila Villas Uluwatu, is designed to investigate the potential of the fusion of vernacular architecture with modernist design. The design combines the delights of traditional Balinese pavilion architecture and rural landscapes with modern dynamic treatment of space and form. The design is based from first principles around the pleasures inhabiting the particular site, rather than assembling stereotypical images of Bali or generic resorts.
The building in the old town of Zug at Vorstadt 14, whose architectural history dates back to the 15th century, has recently been carefully renovated. Modern quality complements real history, tradition meets with avant-garde.
Originally a private residence, the building has been given a new identity which, under the name Vorstadt 14 combines temporary home style living with vibrant culture. The three units FACE , BRAIN and SOUL, for individual let, all offer an exclusive environment for art and design.
FACE is a flexible platform which features changing exhibitions from within the art and design area and is available to guests as a room for apéros, meetings or banquets. BRAIN is a modern business suite and offers quality and comfort in an historic environment. SOUL is a private apartment full of history and stories. It is opened for special occasions and for exclusive weekends.
Vorstadt 14, Zug, Switzerland
depotArt is a showcase for computer generated art. Most pieces in a series are similar yet different. Limited edition of 10.
Kugeln, from depotArt
Designed for the Hôtel de Marc at Rheims, Once Upon a Dream has been designed to help people rapidly recuperate and adapt to their new surroundings. Based on psychological studies used in sleep treatment clinics to help cure chronic insomnia, the capsule installation will allow guests to recover as quickly as possible from jetlag. The extraordinary space is a sleep unit that is a hybrid between fairy-tale and home cinema. This is also nod to the history of the Veuve Clicquot House as Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin was a notorious insomniac.
Once Upon a Dream, by Mathieu Lehanneur, for Veuve Clicquot