Archinect - Features 2015-08-29T05:31:05-04:00 http://archinect.com/features/article/129351879/what-makes-an-artless-museum What makes an artless museum? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-16T11:00:00-04:00 >2015-06-21T21:26:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sr/srg53uh3sndxttmw.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Architectural criticism that begins with &ldquo;it looks like [insert Platonic object here]&rdquo; is suspect at best, but the temptation to gamble with semiotic stickiness is too great: if I see a contraceptive sponge when I look at the new Broad Museum, I want to say that.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/123744704/working-out-of-the-box-abraham-burickson-poet-conceptual-artist-and-founder-of-odyssey-works Working out of the Box: Abraham Burickson, poet, conceptual artist and founder of "Odyssey Works" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-03-27T12:13:00-04:00 >2015-07-13T17:37:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gxwy5xrx3sw22vcd.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a>&nbsp;</strong>is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p><p>In this installment, we're talking with <strong><a href="http://abrahamburickson.com/?page_id=130" target="_blank">Abraham Burickson</a></strong>,&nbsp;founder of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.odysseyworks.org/" target="_blank">Odyssey Works</a>.</p><p><em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/123300660/ghosts-of-schindler-s-past-haunt-renee-green-s-mak-center-exhibition Ghosts of Schindler's past haunt Renee Green's MAK Center exhibition Nicholas Korody 2015-03-24T12:10:00-04:00 >2015-04-02T22:51:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s3/s3kevaek4bddrgdb.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Where does an encounter with a work of architecture begin? There is the building as it first emerges on the horizon. Then the series of connected moments as you approach, that, like in a film, change according to variables of speed and distance, of the position of the subject in relation to the object. There is also the moment of crossing the threshold, the ambiguous line that demarcates inside from outside.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/120061268/oyler-wu-collaborative-in-ink-graphite-and-steel Oyler Wu Collaborative in ink, graphite and steel Anthony Morey 2015-02-09T11:22:00-05:00 >2015-03-02T23:25:40-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h8/h8du28kpu4sl1akr.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Painters paint, sculptors sculpt, and writers write, yet architects do not architect &ndash; they draw, model, and write. Architecture is one of the few creative fields that does not allow the artist to work in the medium where the final work will be produced. Yet Oyler Wu Collaborative makes productive use of that cognitive jump.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/117976955/white-space-the-architecture-of-the-art-fair White Space: The Architecture of the Art Fair Nicholas Korody 2015-01-13T09:30:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T14:23:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e3/e3ln3ixgs4a3xku9.jpg" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In his 1942 short story &ldquo;<a href="http://hyperdiscordia.crywalt.com/library_of_babel.html" target="_blank">The Library of Babel</a>,&rdquo; Jorge Luis Borges describes a universe consisting of a potentially infinite library of adjacent hexagonal rooms. Convinced that the library contains every imaginable ordering of twenty-five orthographic symbols, the inhabitants of this universe search incessantly, and futilely, for meaning amid the endless shelves. While an individual art fair is never actually infinite, its labyrinthine rows of cubicles can appear endless.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/115598578/working-out-of-the-box-santiago-borja Working out of the Box: Santiago Borja Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-11T10:37:00-05:00 >2015-01-01T21:30:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/au/aut7nd74nkcbx8f6.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a>&nbsp;</strong>is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p><p>In this installment, we're talking with artist and architecture theorist, <a href="http://www.s-borja.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Santiago Borja</strong></a>.</p><p><em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/111720239/working-out-of-the-box-daniel-dorall-architect-turned-maze-artist Working out of the Box: Daniel Dorall, Architect turned Maze Artist Archinect 2014-10-20T17:14:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T23:44:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8p/8p92wp601nr7re93.jpg" width="514" height="467" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank"><strong>Working out of the Box&nbsp;</strong></a>is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p><p>In this installment, we're talking with Malaysia-born Melbourne-based sculptor and creator of fascinating miniature objects <a href="http://www.danieldorall.com" target="_blank"><strong>Daniel Dorall</strong></a>.</p><p><em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/111194896/art-architecture-felix-melia-and-josh-bitelli-in-the-gaps-between-buildings Art + Architecture: Felix Melia and Josh Bitelli in the Gaps Between Buildings Nicholas Korody 2014-10-17T12:44:00-04:00 >2014-10-20T21:49:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/do/do487cwz833ycai0.jpg" width="514" height="381" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://felixmelia.com/" target="_blank">Felix Melia</a> and <a href="http://www.joshbitelli.co.uk/" target="_blank">Josh Bitelli</a> are artists who live and work in London. We met last year and have remained in contact through email since then, exchanging periodic updates and continuing our fragmentary, rambling conversations over shared interests (and confusions) regarding the contemporary urban experience. Threads of continuity arise between individual emails with each of them, unsurprising since the two are old friends, share a new studio space, and often collaborate. Our conversations are inescapably informed by the digital media that allows them but at the same time bears traces of a perhaps nostalgic notion of letter exchanges. Both Melia and Bitelli investigate the city through the (often unnoticed) infrastructure and industrial processes that support it, while also grappling with the shifts in phenomenological experience produced by the internet &ndash; all of which is often tinged with an undeniable romanticism.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/106655266/art-architecture-bruno-zhu-in-a-symphony-of-objects Art + Architecture: Bruno Zhu in a Symphony of Objects Nicholas Korody 2014-08-19T19:01:00-04:00 >2014-08-20T20:10:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sh/sh9kvg18hkxjvd48.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Bruno Zhu&rsquo;s work, contained in self-published books but also posted on social media sites like Tumblr and Instagram, captures accidental sculptures and fleeting moments as he wanders cities. Instead of vast landscapes, urban environments are portrayed through intimate encounters with objects. Zhu also investigates the lives of his images as they become dispersed across various networks, excavating nonfictional narratives centered around the ghostly protagonist of the image itself in his book,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bzbooks.org/facsimile/" target="_blank">Facsimile</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/103723175/art-architecture-schumacher-vs-post-net Art + Architecture: Schumacher vs. Post-Net Nicholas Korody 2014-07-09T17:23:00-04:00 >2014-07-15T21:50:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ds/dseafbparcxuthqb.jpg" width="514" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In some architecture circles, hating on Patrik Shumacher&rsquo;s &ldquo;parametricism&rdquo; is like <a href="http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/223896/robin-thicke-twitter-qa/" target="_blank">hating on Robin Thicke&rsquo;s &ldquo;Blurred Lines&rdquo;</a>. It signals a basic shared understanding that, among many other things, artistic professions are <em>not</em> removed from politics, that their practitioners <em>do </em>have responsibilities outside of formal concerns, and that replicating structures of violence is, in general, not a good thing. These conversations are so frequent that they are starting to feel rehearsed: first the staid question, then the momentary pause, finally the sigh of relief. &ldquo;Now we can move on to the important things.&rdquo;</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/99365040/screen-print-15-sophie-yanow-s-war-of-streets-and-houses Screen/Print #15: Sophie Yanow's "War of Streets and Houses" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-08T09:47:00-04:00 >2014-05-12T20:59:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yh/yhxye0ac3fp7czx9.jpg" width="514" height="735" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Student protests broke out in Montreal in February of 2012, rallying against Quebec&rsquo;s proposed university tuition hike. The protests were massive, flooding the streets for days with students, sympathizers and police, while universities saw dramatic student walkouts. <a href="http://www.situology.com/" target="_blank">Sophie Yanow</a> was one such sympathizer, whose experience in the protests made her reconsider the city as a place where systems of control are made physical. Her graphic novel, <a href="http://www.uncivilizedbooks.com/comics/war_of_streets_and_houses.html" target="_blank"><strong><em>War of Streets and Houses</em></strong></a>, reflects on the protests and her own place in the city&rsquo;s power structure.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/93011262/screen-print-7-horizonte Screen/Print #7: Horizonte Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-18T11:46:00-05:00 >2014-02-26T16:19:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/ad09w9rix6tw4bdo.jpg" width="514" height="782" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/354209/screen-print" target="_blank"><em><strong>Screen/Print</strong></em></a>&nbsp;is an experiment in translation across media, featuring a close-up digital look at printed architectural writing. Divorcing content from the physical page, the series lends a new perspective to nuanced architectural thought.</p><p>For this issue, we&rsquo;re featuring <a href="http://m18.uni-weimar.de/horizonte/" target="_blank"><strong>Horizonte</strong></a>'s&nbsp;<em>Ausgabe 08.</em></p><p>Do you run an architectural publication? If you&rsquo;d like to submit a piece of writing to&nbsp;<em>Screen/Print</em>, please&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/contact_us" target="_blank">send us a message</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/74170538/art-basel-comes-to-hong-kong Art Basel comes to Hong Kong Evan Chakroff 2013-05-30T15:20:00-04:00 >2013-06-12T00:16:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cm/cmvtzw8850p7dw1y.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> During the yearly art fair in Basel, Switzerland, the city is activated and reconfigured, and art is brought to the forefront of civic discourse. What, if any, impact could the fair have on daily life in a city of 7 million? How would this art world mega-event translate to the Hong Kong context?</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/58547076/working-out-of-the-box-ioana-urma Working out of the Box: Ioana Urma Archinect 2012-10-03T14:23:00-04:00 >2013-01-09T09:11:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v3/v3soe284hfb0r5xu.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/1149/working-out-of-the-box" target="_blank">Working out of the Box</a></strong> is a series of features presenting architects who have applied their architecture backgrounds to alternative career paths.</p> <p> <em>Are you an architect working out of the box? Do you know of someone that has changed careers and has an interesting story to share? If you would like to suggest an (ex-)architect, <a href="http://archinect.com/about/contact.php" target="_blank">please send us a message</a>.</em></p> http://archinect.com/features/article/35541103/in-focus-jim-kazanjian In Focus: Jim Kazanjian Archinect 2012-01-23T19:35:00-05:00 >2012-03-07T22:56:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pr/prgovdpcbekrtl1g.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/features/tag/7347/in-focus" target="_blank"><em>In Focus</em></a> is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p> <p> In this feature, we talk to Portland-based photo artist <a href="http://kazanjian.net/" target="_blank">Jim Kazanjian</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/31604660/in-focus-ward-roberts In Focus: Ward Roberts Archinect 2011-12-20T13:28:08-05:00 >2011-12-31T11:00:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ie/ie0ip6uuwl3bh428.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>In Focus</em> is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p> <p> In this feature, we talk to Australian photo artist <a href="http://www.wardrobertsphoto.com/" target="_blank">Ward Roberts</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/26869986/in-focus-simon-gardiner In Focus: Simon Gardiner Archinect 2011-11-09T13:09:18-05:00 >2011-11-29T15:09:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qi/qicy8hc001l6ftaq.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>In Focus</em> is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p> <p> In this feature, we talk to British photo artist <a href="http://www.simongardiner.com/" target="_blank">Simon Gardiner</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/6709631/in-focus-josef-schulz In Focus: Josef Schulz Archinect 2011-05-17T21:13:39-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8h/8hh3mqg88w2l5068.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>In Focus</em> is Archinect's series of features dedicated to profiling the photographers who help make the work of architects look that much better. What has attracted them to architecture? How do they work? What type of equipment do they use? What do they think about seeing their work in blogs?</p> <p> In this feature, we talk to German photo artist <a href="http://www.josefschulz.de" target="_blank">Josef Schulz</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/102710/eatlacma-was-vital-as-fruit EATLACMA Was Vital as Fruit Archinect 2010-11-27T03:43:00-05:00 >2014-09-24T14:35:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s8/s8ogxkyzea4zvkdm.jpg" width="514" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>by Bruna Mori</em></p><p>On November 7, dozens of artists, writers, and collectives ceremoniously participated in Let Them Eat LACMA , closing Fallen Fruit&rsquo;s EATLACMA , a yearlong investigation of food, the natural growth cycle, and the social role of art. That day, over 7,000 visitors to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art made their way to scheduled events, intersecting with chewing carolers, belly-listeners, and roving bands that unified the fragmented campus; weaving through fruit-droppers, vocal mimes, and hungry puppets, I had my second look at Fallen Fruit&rsquo;s recuration of the permanent collection and garden structures.</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/527/primitivo-suarez Primitivo Suarez Javier Arbona 2004-04-06T14:09:00-04:00 >2012-11-29T17:11:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gq/gqm6ltt2z9lxet9q.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Primitivo Suarez has a BA in architecture from SCI-Arc (1998), and an MFA from UCLA (2000). He has demonstrated his dual training in all of his subsequent exhibitions, where he has evaporated distinctions between architecture and sculpture to create an exciting hybrid realm. Since 2000 he has been invited to exhibit at Blum &amp; Poe gallery in Santa Monica, ACE Galleries in New York and Los Angeles, the 1R Gallery in Chicago, and the Luckman Gallery at California State University Los Angeles.</p> <p> One of the hallmarks of Primitivo Suarez's work is how he manages to render the familiar fantastic. In his hands, the iconic attributes of the single family dwelling, from fenestration to foundation, are pulled, stretched, and prodded into abstracted entities at the breaking point of recognition. Houses splatter on the ground into prismatic Suprematist shards or are sucked into powerful vortices that twist them into Dali-esque follies. Ever wonder what would happen if the skeletons of exurban ...</p>