MISUNDERSTANDINGS Exhibition at FRAC Centre, France

MISUNDERSTANDINGS Exhibition FRAC Centre, Orléans Contemporary Architecture Show, French Building

MISUNDERSTANDINGS Exhibition at FRAC Centre

Architectural Experiments: Orleans Building Show, France / Campo gallery, Rome

10 Jan 2017

MISUNDERSTANDINGS Exhibition, FRAC Centre

An itinerant exhibition

first in Campo gallery (Rome) until January 13

and then goes to Le Frac Center in Orleans, France until April 2, 2017

Location: Orléans, France

MISUNDERSTANDINGS Exhibition at the FRAC Centre Orléans

MISUNDERSTANDINGS
ON THE COLLECTION OF LE FRAC CENTRE-VAL DE LOIRE, ORLEANS
Exhibition

Opening: Friday 25th November 2016 – 19:00
Closing: Friday 13th January 2017

feauturing the work of:
Andrea Branzi, Bernard Calet, Günther Domenig and Eilfried Huth, David Georges Emmerich, Hiromi Fujii, Ludger Gerdes, Günter Günschel, Bernhard Hafner, Toyo Ito, Mathieu Mercier, Walter Pichler, Guy Rottier

with the contributions of:
Black Square, BuildingBuilding, Matilde Cassani, Lukas Feireiss, Saba Innab, LIST,
Manthey Kula, OBRA, OMMX, PioveneFabi, UHO, Vazio S/A.

MISUNDERSTANDINGS 05 LIST, Opus Incertum, 2016:
MISUNDERSTANDINGS Exhibition at FRAC Centre

The encounter between CAMPO and Le FRAC Centre-Val de Loire of Orleans produced MISUNDERSTANDINGS, a project which, addressing one of the most important archives of architectural experiments worldwide, opens a reflection on the operative value of museums and collections for the contemporary discourse and practice of architecture.

MISUNDERSTANDINGS 08 Hiromi Fujii, Project E-2, 1968-1971:
MISUNDERSTANDINGS Exhibition at FRAC Centre

Approaching Le FRAC Centre-Val de Loire’s collection less with the cultural diligence of the curator than the amateur curiosity of the architect, CAMPO discards the traditional monographic, typological or historical readings, to adopt a looser and unconventional framework that pairs human emotions and architectural principles.

MISUNDERSTANDINGS 11 Andrea Branzi, Case a pianta centrale, 1986:
MISUNDERSTANDINGS Exhibition at FRAC Centre

Fear/Structure, Hope/System, Nostalgia/Form and Surprise/Limit are the four binocular lenses through which we looked at the collection as a living material that can be studied but also manipulated to reflect on the contemporary condition.

MISUNDERSTANDINGS exposicao:
MISUNDERSTANDINGS Exhibition at FRAC Centre

CAMPO selected from the archive twelve couples of visual documents – drawings, images or models photographs – three for each dialectical theme, to give them stripped by any information regarding the original project, to twelve architects as brief. The invited contributors have been asked to respond to the diptych through the project of a book in which freely collect and organize the reflections and speculations provoked by the images.

MISUNDERSTANDINGS 01 Toyo Ito, Aluminium House, 1970-1971:
MISUNDERSTANDINGS Exhibition at FRAC Centre

Suspended from their material context and subtracted to the precision of history the images acquire a new life, becoming projective instruments in the hands of the invited contributors. Juxtaposing and displacing elements of the collection in a new framework that disrupts their conceptual and historical meaning, allows for MISUNDERSTANDINGS, temporary mistakes and purposeful inaccuracies that liberate unpredictable narratives from the sheer visual power of the works.

MISUNDERSTANDINGS 04 BuildingBuilding, A Spontaneous occupancy by distributing any set of divisions, 2016:
MISUNDERSTANDINGS Exhibition at FRAC Centre

MISUNDERSTANDINGS is also a meditation on the fundamental need of architecture as a form of reaction to emotions, intended as a primordial and collective process. On the one side emotions constitute our common and generic capability to relate with each other, on the other side our capability to give form to the environment is the necessary physical and mental instrument that allows to live together. If today emotions are more and more at the core of human activities – where sentiments and relationships constitute the ultimate productive force – architecture, giving form to the materiality of space and its representational power, can interfere with the impalpable nature of emotions, accelerating, delaying or altering the on-going processes of social and political transformation.

MISUNDERSTANDINGS Exhibition drawings by Vazio S/A:
MISUNDERSTANDINGS Exhibition drawing by Vazio S/A

MISUNDERSTANDINGS Exhibition drawing by Vazio S/A

MISUNDERSTANDINGS Exhibition drawing by Vazio S/A

MISUNDERSTANDINGS Exhibition drawing by Vazio S/A

The exhibition is the first step of a larger cultural project initiated by Le FRAC Centre-Val de Loire, which will culminate in the Biennale of Orleans 2017, titled “Walking through someone else dreams”. After the event at CAMPO the twelve diptychs and books will travel back to Le FRAC Centre of Orleans in January 2017, where the original materials will be exhibited together with the new contributions.

MISUNDERSTANDINGS Exhibition at FRAC Centre information received from Vazio S/A, Brasil

The Turbulences FRAC Centre Orléans
FRAC Centre Orléans
photo © Jakob + MacFarlane, photographie : N. Borel
The Turbulences FRAC Centre Orléans

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image from architects
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