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Casino Luxembourg_cafesino_photo Patty Neu_1

Casino Luxembourg Forum d’art contemporain just reopened, celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new look. Indeed, the reopening of the Casino Luxembourg coincides 20 years later, to the day, with its creation on 22nd March 1996. Driven by Kevin Muhlen, its artistic director since 2009, this must for those who love contemporary creation in Luxembourg has a new layout with smoother circulation, a new café restaurant and has totally overhauled its exhibition design with the entire destruction of its white cube system. Lire la suite…

 

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In 1997, Ora ïto hijacked top brands with his virtual Vuitton and Apple products that instantly became global icons of the digital revolution. A phenomenon in pop culture, he is the youngest designer of his generation to collaborate with jewels of luxury goods and industry, after the huge multi-acclaimed success of his aluminium Heineken bottle. Cappellini, Bouygues, Alstom, Laguiole, Zanotta and Accor highly rate his sculptural design that has become a mark of modernity. Lire la suite…

 

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Didier Fiuza Faustino : Misarchitectures brings together for the first time the entire work of Didier Faustino. Through drawings, photographs and essays this part-monograph part-manifesto explores the ideas that drive Faustino’s architectural and artistic works : the political and ethical conditions for constructing sites and spaces within the socio-cultural layout of the city, and in particular how to critically approach the problem of the body in both private and public space. At the same time,  the book revisits Faustino’s projects – from sculptures and installations, to public art, architectures and books – up to his most recent work, offering new insight into the artist-architect’s perspective. Lire la suite…

 

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Until March 28, 2016 the Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI) in Rome, reveals a group exhibition curated by Hou Hanru and Anne Palopoli bringing together the works of the the Franco-Portuguese Didier Faustino, the Korean Choi Jeong-hwa, the Italian Martino Gamper and the Mexican Pedro Reyes. Entitled “TRANSFORMERS” the project takes the shape of a critical operation, according to Hou Hanru : « in the work of Choi Jeong-hwa, Didier Fiuza Faustino, Martino Gamper and Pedro Reyes emerges the most contemporary creativity in its social and political commitment in a world in rapid transformation, a globalized world marked by economic, geopolitical and cultural conflicts » . Lire la suite…

 

[FAUSTINO] This_is_not_a_love_song_2015_01In front of the Architectural Association‘s building, in Bedford Square, the second rendition of This is not a Love Song (first created in Meudon, France in 2014) is presented until December, 12. This pavilion, designed by the architect and artist Didier Faustino is part of his solo show « Undomesticated Places » at the Architectural Association.

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From 12th September 2015 until 3rd January 2016, MAGASIN, Centre National d’Art Contemporain in Grenoble, is devoting a solo exhibition to the architect, artist and founder of Bureau des Mésarchitectures Didier Faustino. He develops multi-faceted work blending architecture, performance, installation, video, design and scenography…This monographic exhibition called ‘Des Corps & Des Astres,’ provides an individual as well as collective territory. Lire la suite…

 

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From 12th September 2015 and until 3rd January 2016, MAGASIN, Centre National d’Art contemporain in Grenoble, devotes an individual exhibition to the architect, artist and founder of Bureau des Mésarchitectures. Didier Faustino. A multifaceted blend of work combining architecture, performance, installation, video, design and scenography… This solo show called ‘Des Corps & Des Astres’ (Bodies and Stars), offers an individual as well as collective field. With a critical eye Faustino forms an exhibition structure like an incessant proliferation of shapes spanning the 1700 m2 art centre in Grenoble. These hybrid shapes or narrations question the organisation of social systems that govern exchanges between individuals and hence our ability to perceive the political system. In this profusion of signs, Faustino associates home environments and catastrophic landscapes the transgressive dimension of which affects meanings. Lire la suite…

 

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Didier Faustino announces the validation of the ‘Fundación Alumnos 47’ project, a foundation, a library and an artist residency in Mexico City (Mexico) spanning over 1,000 m2. The building, the first construction of this magnitude for the Franco-Portuguese architect, is expected to open in 2016. The final design will be unveiled in September. It marks a turning point in his career as someone who has been renowned for over 15 years as a troublemaker par excellence in the international art and architecture arena, playing with boundaries in an unprecedented fashion between the two disciplines.  Lire la suite…

 

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At Palazzo Litta next month during Milan Furniture FairAndrea Branzi and Michele De Lucchi present sixteen “social environments” based on the concept of misery, a subject always expressed in arts, cinema and literature but basically alien to design culture. The projects were developed by the students of the Design Faculty of Milan Polytechnic under the supervision of Francesca Balena Arista and Marco De Santi. Lire la suite…

 

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The Stockholm based Studio, Form Us With Love, has designed a new range of acoustic panels for Baux after being given the brief to think large. In a combination of property and geometry, the studio decided to bring chunks of Swedish forest into the interior space using a wide format. Lire la suite…