Interesting competition. Features some big names too including mr koolhaas himself.
This particularly interesting because we are all curators now. What we share, what we pin, Heck this tumblr page is dedicated to thoughts and ideas I find relevant to theme. The exact theme though is still emerging. But this is the beauty of this Internet curatorship. It’s organic, it is additive and it is networked. One idea leads to another. Ppl link and share, one work is relevant to multiple bodies of knowledge and different themes.
Though we can all group works together, nothing is quite the same as the physicality and presence of the work it self.
3. Constructing presence in architecture: First attempt – Pure Construction
Zumthor recalls a 1993 competition to design a museum and documentation center of the Holocaust, The Topography of Terror Museum, located in the former Gestapo headquarters in Berlin. He describes the difficulties of creating architecture in such a historically charged site: “All that had happened there came into my mind. [It was] a center for destruction [… ] I can not do anything here. […] How can you find the form?”
Rather than making a bold, controversial statement, as many of his fellow architects would do, Zumthor instead decides to translate his inability to react to the site by withholding architectural metaphors and symbolism. He decides to design a building with “no meaning, no comment” by inventing a building of pure construction.
Making the waves at the moment is the crowd-funded Dutch journalist site, "De Correspondent" which raised a whopping $1.5M for what was only at a time an idea. And a what an idea it is.
The core principles, outlined below, put to words what we all want out of journalism in this digital age. I think this is new media maturing.
What’s particularly notable, is that this is not an idealistic venture by a lone blogger. But founders Rob Wijnberg (1982), Ernst-Jan Pfauth (1986) and co comes from a fantastic journalistic pedigree. With the team aged around 30 and under, “de Correspondent” seems to be a perfect unison of idealism and legitimacy.
Above: Works by Eric Tillinghast, an artist featured in the Richard Levy Gallery booth at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair. Come out to the fair and help support artists from around the globe and CAMH in the same night.
Top to bottom:
Water Series #67
2” x 60” x 60”
Installation at Salado Creek Canal Springer, New Mexico
Water Series #77 - Rain Machine
Installation for the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexiao
Water Series #60
Water, Cast Iron
3” x 15” x 85’
Installation at the Kohler Co. Factory
Hygge in my own understanding is that near perceptible atmospheric sensation ascertained through the engaging of comfortable, nostalgic human behavior amidst flowing conversation and good food and drink in the company of your loved ones, be they friends, family, whatever; essentially those people you feel at complete ease with. It is an all-consuming warmth, not outwardly joyous nor is it calm cordiality, but deep unequivocal contentment.
Jason Vaughn, photographs Wisconsin deer stands.
A commentary on impermanence and legacy.
Personally, I really love these spartan, somewhat makeshift structures. There is a definite typology to them, yet each I so distinct in its personality. Perhaps a reflection of their makers.