ADAPTATION 应变 | Palazzo Zen in Venice

ADAPTATION - architecture and change in China | Palazzo Zen, 2014

After an August-hiatus, ADAPTATION architecture and change in China 应变——中国的建筑和变化 – a Collateral Event of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, curated by prof. Marino Folin & MovingCities – opens again at Palazzo Zen 禅宫 next Monday, September 1, 2014.
In this update we put the spotlight on the renovation of Palazzo Zen, headquarters of EMGdotART Foundation -done by Guangzhou 广州-based architecture office O-office Architects 源计划 工作室. Continue reading “ADAPTATION 应变 | Palazzo Zen in Venice”

ADAPTATION 应变 | Venice exhibition opening

On Thursday June 5, ADAPTATION – architecture and change in China 《应变——中国的建筑和变化》 – a Collateral Event of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice – opened in Palazzo Zen 禅宫. Presenting recent work from 11 Chinese architectural practices, ADAPTATION 应变 is curated by Marino Folin & MovingCities , and organized by the EMGdotART Foundation.

ADAPTATION - architecture and change in China | Palazzo Zen, Venice, June 5, 2014

On Thursday June 5, ADAPTATION – architecture and change in China 应变——中国的建筑和变化 – a Collateral Event of the 14th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice – opened at Palazzo Zen 禅宫. Presenting recent work from 11 Chinese architectural practices, ADAPTATION 应变 is curated by Marino Folin & MovingCities , and organized by the EMGdotART Foundation.
The exhibition, on display untill November 23 – is selected by Wallpaper* Architecture as one of the top 25 exhibitions to visit during this Biennale Architettura 2014.
Impressions of an opening event after the break. Images courtesy of Interpress Photo.

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ADAPTATION 应变 | La Biennale di Venezia exhibition at Palazzo Zen

ADAPTATION 应变 – architecture and change in China 中国的建筑和变化 // La Biennale di Venezia – Architecture 2014 Collateral Event // Curators 策展人: Marino Folin 马力诺·福林 & MovingCities [Bert de Muynck 伯德孟 & Mónica Carriço 莫妮卡·卡瑞苏] Architecture/exhibition design 建筑/空间设计: O-OFFICE 源计划 工作室 Organizer 主办单位: EMGdotART Foundation 雅伦格文化艺术基金会 Supporter 协办单位: EMG 雅伦格



EMG set up EMGdotART Foundation [in 2012] – the first art and culture foundation established by a Chinese enterprise, to have a permanent gallery and headquarters in the heart of Venice, Italy.
Taking place on the ground floor the historic Palazzo Zen 禅宫 – newly renovated by Chinese architectural studio O-OFFICE 源计划 工作室ADAPTATION 应变 – selected as one of 21 Collateral Events – is curated by Marino Folin & MovingCities. Presenting a profession in progress, the exhibition features recently completed projects, some even under construction [others on research-phase] – by 11 Chinese architectural practices – through the media of photography, architectural models, sketches, design objects, reels and newly commissioned audio-visuals.
A productive preview and last updates after the break. Continue reading “ADAPTATION 应变 | La Biennale di Venezia exhibition at Palazzo Zen”

‘Adaptation’ | La Biennale di Venezia – Architecture 2014 Collateral Event

ADAPTATION 应变 – architecture and change in China 中国的建筑和变化 // La Biennale di Venezia – Architecture 2014 Collateral Event // Curators 策展人: Marino Folin 马里诺·福林 & MovingCities [Bert de Muynck 伯德孟 & Mónica Carriço 莫妮卡·卡瑞苏] Architecture/exhibition design 建筑/空间设计: O OFFICE 源计划 工作室 Organizer 主办单位: EMGdotART Foundation 雅伦格文化艺术基金会 Supporter 协办单位: EMG 雅伦格
Address 地址: Palazzo Zen 禅寓, Cannaregio 4924 Venice, Italy 意大利威尼斯

source:labiennale.org

ADAPTATION 应变-architecture and change in China 中国的建筑和变化 MovingCities has been a little away, a bit absent, yet adapting ourselves to new horizons and cities. Today, we’re pleased to announce that together with prof. Marino Folin we are curating an exhibition around the concept of ‘adaptation, architecture and change in China‘. Selected as one of 21 Collateral Events that will take place alongside the other official exhibitions during the 14th International Architecture Exhibition [June 7 – 23 November 2014, Venice], ‘adaptation’ presents a profession and construction culture in progress, in China. The exhibition will take place at Palazzo Zen 禅宫, a cultural venue of EMGdotART Foundation, newly renovated by Chinese architectural studio O-OFFICE 源计划 工作室. A preview after the break, more to follow soon… Continue reading “‘Adaptation’ | La Biennale di Venezia – Architecture 2014 Collateral Event”

Shanghai | 2013 Westbund Biennial

Vertical Glass House 垂直玻璃宅 by Yung Ho Chang 张永和|2013 Westbund Biennial Shanghai

In few days time, the 2013 WestBund Biennial in Shanghai 上海 will close its doors. While MovingCities attended the opening ceremony on October 20, we went for a re-visit last week. That day, we found that several pavillions, including the main exhibition hall, were already shut down [and that one week prior to the official end]. We experienced a new type of event. In contrast with celebrated and well-communicated pre-openings, why not include the silent pre-closure as part of the program as well? Background to the biennial and the revitalization of the Westbund Riverfront. Continue reading “Shanghai | 2013 Westbund Biennial”

Eastern Promises | MAK Vienna

MAK Vienna | Eastern Promises - curated/designed by Andreas Fogarasi & Christian Teckert

Eastern Promises is an exhibition curated and designed by Andreas Fogarasi and Christian Teckert. On display at MAK Vienna untill October 6, 2013, the exhibition focuses on the promise of pioneering architecture in a selection of East Asian countries, including those by leading proponents of the contemporary Japanese scene and by independent Chinese offices. MovingCities contributed an essay to the EASTERN PROMISES. Contemporary Architecture and Spatial Practices in East Asia [HatjeCantz, 2013]-catalogue. Continue reading “Eastern Promises | MAK Vienna”

Andra Matin: Sebuah Sekuel | exhibition

Andra Matin: A Sequel | August 1, 2012

After a summer break, MovingCities is back at work. First stop is Jakarta, where on August 1 we attended the opening of Andra Matin: Sebuah Sekuel. The exhibition contains 9 built works by the leading Indonesian architect Andra Matin. Each of the designs is presented in 9 short films. The exhibition is on view at Dia.Lo.Gue Art Space until August 27. Impressions after the break. Continue reading “Andra Matin: Sebuah Sekuel | exhibition”

The Residence | Brussels + Antwerp

Ronny Heiremans & Katleen Vermeir, The Residence (2012)

Last week, Bert de Muynck | MovingCities was in Belgium, invited by artist-duo Katleen Vermeir & Ronny Heiremans [website], to lecture in the Reading Room # 4 as part of the The Residence [a wager for the afterlife] video project. A report from Brussels and Antwerp. Continue reading “The Residence | Brussels + Antwerp”

Shenzhen Architecture Biennale | Exhibition

Atelier Deshaus | Shenzhen Architecture Biennale 2011

The theme of the 2011 Shenzhen-Hongkong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture is “architecture creates cities. cities create architecture”. Around this quasi-elusive statement, an arbitrary exhibition – curated by Terence Riley – was created. There were some good ideas and installations [our selection below], but all in all it felt vague. Loose. Uncoordinated. [Ticking the boxes but not building up an argument, not stimulating the mind. Oftentimes it felt someone has printed out books or portfolios, glued them to the wall and expected visitors to stick around for a couple of days]. The show is on till February 18, 2012. Continue reading “Shenzhen Architecture Biennale | Exhibition”

Cascais | Casa das Histórias Paula Rego

MovingCities visits the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego in Cascais. The museum is designed by 2011 Pritzker Prize winning Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura.

Casa das Histórias Paula Rego by Eduardo Souto de Moura | August 30, 2011

While in Lisbon last month, MovingCities went on a drive to the nearby coastal town of Cascais. This with the purpose to visit the already much published Casa das Histórias Paula Rego [via ArchDaily, MIMOA, dezeen, wallpaper, Fernando Guerra, publico or blueprint] by the Pritzker-Prized Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. Continue reading “Cascais | Casa das Histórias Paula Rego”