Hello and sorry for the long hiatus, due to overwork at Microcities, lately.
This quick post is to thank friends at Think Space and Adrian Lahoud, for including our entry “The Field” in the exhibition “THE COMPETITIVE HYPOTHESIS“, an exhibition examining the politics behind the architecture competition that is taking place at the Storefront For Art And Architecture in New York.
Following is an excerpt from the press release, and four images from our project.
“The Field”, a collaboration between us at Microcities and Léa-Catherine Szacka, will be better explained through our new Microcities site, which is on works.
The Competitive Hypothesis
An exhibition examining the politics behind the architecture competition
Exhibition Opening: January 22, 2013, 7PM
Exhibition: January 22 – February 15, 2013
The Competitive Hypothesis is an exhibition examining the politics behind the architectural competition. The exhibition, presented in partnership with Think-Space, questions the current state, purpose and value of architecture competitions.
Through four curated spaces within the gallery, The Competitive Hypothesis, presents major architectural competitions produced within the past few years, objects from competitions used to gain competitive advantages, dioramas of image fragments sourced from a selection of recent urban design renderings, and short texts and self portraits of some of the unknown minds of significant competition winners (ie. interns). The Competitive Hypothesis will highlight the double meanings inherent in the ‘competition’: on one hand referring to the competition as a procurement mechanism for projects, on the other referring to an ethos or disposition that permeates work practice. This exhibition turns to both of these possibilities in order to continue an investigation into architecture’s present condition.
Curated by Adrian Lahoud
Ana Dana Beros, Kata Gaspar, Carmelo Rodríguez Cedillo, Daniel Fernández Pascual, Ross Exo Adams, Ivonne Santoyo Orozco, Davide Sacconi
Exhibition Design by Amanda Clarke and Adrian Lahoud
Graphic Design by Rafaela Drazic
Think Space is a wide scale disciplinary intervention using a design competition, exhibition, unconference and publications as its material. More information: http://www.think-space.org
This exhibition is organized in partnership with the Zagreb Society of Architects and funded in part by Graham Foundation, Croatian Ministry of Culture and ACO Croatia. Additional support for Storefront for Art in Architecture’s exhibitions and programs are made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Peter T. Joseph Foundation; by its Board of Directors, members and individuals.
Parallel curatorial efforts include friends Davide Sacconi with his “Mind the Gap” and Daniel Fernandez Pasqual (of Deconcrete fame) with “The David Card”. Further infos in the “The competitive Hypothesis Newsprint“.
Here’s “The Field”
And some photos of the opening, by Kata Gašpar.