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What About It?: Solo Exhibition at 798 Art District, Beijing

croixe Aug 5 '11 0

 Press Release

CU Space presents the first solo exhibition of young international architectural practice WAI Architecture Think Tank


The Exhibition Focuses on the Research, Visual Art, and Architectural Projects of WAI Architecture Think Tank.

 

What About It?

CU Space
706 Beisanjie, 798 ART Zone, Jiuxianqiao Rd.Nr.2 100015 Beijing, China
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 3, 2011. 6:00 pm
Exhibition: September 3 - September 17, 2011
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00am-6:30pm

What About the Exhibition?

CU Space will hold from the 3rd to the 17th of September “What About It?” the first solo exhibition of WAI Architecture Think Tank.

The exhibition and accompanying publication displays a collection of the visual provocations, graphic narratives, architectural research and projects produced by WAI since 2008. “What About It?” features 14 of WAI’s published, on-going and unreleased projects, represented through animations, collages, drawings, story boards, magazines, and twelve scale models. What About It? will be on view on CU Space from September 3 to September 17, 2011.

Located in 798 Art Zone, the main art district in Beijing, CU Space has become one of the most active frontlines of contemporary art, architecture and design in the Chinese Capital.

What About WAI?

WAI Architecture Think Tank is an international studio practicing architecture, urbanism, and architectural research. Founded in Brussels in 2008 by French architect Nathalie Frankowski and Puerto Rican architect Cruz Garcia WAI is currently based in Beijing. WAI focuses on the understanding and execution of Architecture from a panoramic approach, from theoretical texts to architectural artifacts, narrative architectures, buildings and urban and cultural conditions. WAI strives to make significant contributions to the collective intelligence of architecture, from the conception of intelligent buildings and masterplans to the production of fresh research projects, provocative pieces of visual art, and innovative publications. WAI is a workshop for architecture intelligentsia. WAI asks: What About It?


What About the Authors?

Nathalie Frankowski is a French Architect, graphic artist, and writer who graduated in 2008 from the department of Architecture, Art and Philosophy at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette with a Diplome d’État d’Architecture option research. Her final project “It Feels Like Home: Chez-soi entre nature et densité” received the special mention from the jury. In 2008 she co-founded WAI Architecture Think Tank, as a workshop for urban and architectural intelligentsia. Professional and academic experience includes international publications, research, film making, design workshops and working in Belgium, The Netherlands, France, and China. The architectural, graphic, and written works of Nathalie have been featured in exhibitions, and publications around the world.

Cruz García is a Puerto Rican Architect, graphic artist, and writer who graduated in 2008 from the Universidad de Puerto Rico with a Master Degree in Architecture after earning the Alpha Rho Chi Medal for outstanding leadership and the Henry Adams Medal for the Highest Degree. His research thesis about Narrative Architectures in the 20th century earned him the PBDT thesis scholarship from the highest scholar institution in Puerto Rico. In 2008 he co-founded WAI Architecture Think Tank, as a workshop for urban and architectural intelligentsia. Previous professional and academic experience includes international publications, research, teaching, lectures, and working in Belgium, The Netherlands, Puerto Rico, USA, France, and China. The architectural, graphic, and written works of Cruz have been featured in exhibitions, and publications around the world.

What About Sponsorship?

What About It? Solo Exhibition is made possible thanks to the generous support of Zhang Ke  and standardarchitecture (www.standardarchitecture.cn). Additional support is also provided by the Institute of Optimistic Architectures, and CU Space (www.cu-space.com).
More information about WAI Architecture Think Tank can be found at  www.wai-architecture.com and www.waithinktank.com

新闻公告


超城空间将展示年轻的国际建筑事务所WAI Architecture Think Tank的第一次个人作品展。


展览将关注于WAI Architecture Think Tank的研究,视觉艺术和建筑作品。

它关于什么?
超城空间
中国北京100015,酒仙桥路2号,798艺术区,北三街706号
开幕式: 2011年9月3号,周六,晚上 6:00
展览: 2011年 9月3号-9月17号
展出时间: 周二-周日10:00am-6:30pm
关于展览
超城空间将从9月3号到9月17号主办WAI Architecture Think Tank的名为“What About It?”的第一次个人作品展.
展览及附属的出版物将融合WAI自2008年以来的成果,呈现出一场关于视觉冲击,图片叙述,建筑研究以及作品。“What About It?”包括WAI已经完成,正在进行中和尚未发布的总共14件作品,以动画,图画拼贴,绘画,故事脚本,杂志和模型等多样形式呈现,展出将从2011年9月3号到9月17号在超城空间举办。
坐落于北京重要的艺术区79的超城空间,已经成为京城中推动当代艺术,建筑和设计的活跃的先导之一。

关于 WAI
WAI Architecture Think Tank 是一个国际化的工作室,同时致力于建筑,城市规划和景观。工作室于2008年在布鲁塞尔,由法国的建筑师Nathalie Frankowski 和波多黎各的建筑师Cruz Garcia共同建立,目前在北京发展。从理念到建筑成品,建筑叙述,楼群和城市文化环境,WAI 一直专注对建筑全方位的理解和创作。从卓越的建筑概念到研究项目的总规划设计, 创新的出版物,WAI不断探索建筑的理论精华。WAI是建筑哲学的孵化室, WAI 所寻求的是 what about it ?

关于艺术家
Nathalie Frankowski是一位法国建筑师, 平面设计师和作家,于2008年获得法国巴黎的École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture大学的建筑硕士学位。她的毕业作品“感觉像家一样: Chez-soi entre nature et densité” 获得了评审委员会的特别提名。08年,她作为合伙人创立了WAI Architecture Think Tank——一个集合了建筑界有识之士的工作室。她的专业和学术经历包括国际出版物,研究,电影制作和设计工作室,曾经在比利时,荷兰,法国和中国工作过。Nathalie 的建筑,图像和写作的作品曾收录在世界范围内的展览和出版物中。

Cruz García 是一位来自波多黎各的建筑师,平面设计师和作家。 他于08年从the Universidad de Puerto Rico大学取得建筑硕士学位,不仅以最优成绩毕业,还获得了专业领袖荣誉。 他的关于20世纪建筑叙事的论文帮助他获得了被誉为波多黎各最高学术荣誉之称的PBDT论文奖学金。08年,他作为合伙人创立了WAI Architecture Think Tank——一个集合了建筑界有识之士的工作室。其早先的专业和学术经历包括国际出版物,研究,教学和演讲,并先后在比利时,荷兰,波多黎各,美国,法国和中国工作过。Cruz 的建筑,图像和写作的作品曾收录在世界范围内的展览和出版物中。


关于赞助商
What About It? 个人展览的实现要感谢张轲先生和标准营造事务所(www.standardarchitecture.cn)的慷慨支持,其它的支持由Optimistic Architectures和 超城空间(www.cu-space.com)提供,特此鸣谢。
更多关于 WAI Architecture Think Tank的信息请参阅 www.wai-architecture.comwww.waithinktank.com

 

 


 



 
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