You know that feeling when you find an idea that should have been realized way earlier? Today I stumbled over Federico Babina, an italian architect and designer and his series “Archist“.
He brings paintings from abstract artists to life as houses. I recently wrote an article about how the Idea oft the Concrete emerged from the image-space into the 3D world through architecture. Therefore this campaign was like an arrow to my heart!
Have a look for yourself, the idea is not only for a design-nerd like me a nice leap of imagination.
© Federico Babina
© Federico Babina
I’ll definitely buy some pictures of this series! I want to make a wall-installation with three of them! I just can’t decide which ones to choose…maybe Malevich, Lichtenstein and Miro…but I’m also fan of what he made of Richter…
Check out his gallery on society6 and help me decide, please!
90s fashion and culture is stating a big revival. But there’s not only the youth culture of the 80s and 90s we should keep on discussing about an look back on.
Director Matt Wolf makes it now easy for us to get back in time until the 19th century and follow the developement of “youth culture” or better: the special demographic group we refer to as “youth” today, until the present day. His film is as much a documentary full of facts and rare archival footage but as well an aesthetic masterpiece. Watch and enjoy 🙂
Today I want to talk about an amazing artist. Considered as one of the pioneers of digital art she is an example how Concrete Art is still a developing branch of art today.
Vera Molnar was born 1924 in Budapest and lives since 1947 in Paris. She is the first one to use a computer to show how geometric and systematic pieces a machine can create. But what she fascinates is not the precision one can archive with the help of a PC, but to break the regularity of machine-made patterns. She creates programs to translate her hand-drawn pieces into a digital code and builds series which are enormously precise except for some small mistakes. Those are made by coincidence. This failures by chance mark her work and give her current exhibition the title “dés-ordre”. The museum of concrete art in Ingolstadt shows never published drawings and an overview of her work from the early beginnings until present installations.
The catching thing about this exhibition is not only its remarkable content but it’s accessibility for people who aren’t familiar with the subject of Concrete Art. There is an accompanying brochure available and an audio-guide, filled with original quotes spoken by Vera Molnar herself.
“Uralt… “M” das ist mein Lieblingsbuchstabe: Zuerst, weil ich heiße Molnar, das ist “M” … Michelangelo, Moholy-Nagy, Malewitch, Mondrian … gibt sehr, sehr viele mit “M”. Aber … für meine malerische Arbeit war es wichtig, weil das ist ein Ausweg, ein Augang aus dem Quadrat. Das QUadrat ist, wenn man ewig nur Quadrate malt oder zeichnet … das wird ein bisschen langweilig. Also ein “M” ist eigentlich zwei Seiten von einem Quadrat und zwei halbe Diagonale. Das ist ein Quadrat, und es ist doch nicht ein Quadrat. Es ist vektorisiert, es hat eine Richtung … Ich habe sehr, sehr viele Sachen mit “M”-Buchstaben gemacht.” – Vera Molnar. In: (Un)Ordnung. (Dés)Ordre. Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt. Ingolstadt, 2014.
VERA MOLNAR. (Un)Ordnung. (Dés)Ordre.
Until 29. Juni 2014 at the Museum für Konkrete Kunst Ingolstadt
Ode to the West Wind, Vera Molnar, 1980.
Parcours à l’angle droit, Vera Molnar, 1997.
I went to the beautiful City of Karlsruhe this week. I had no ideas about this town, but it turned Out to be one of the most stunning places I’ve been to so far. With it’s buildings from the 17th century, influenced by the orientalistic palaces, the Barock Castle and it’s wide and lovely botanical gardens this city really makes you feel like beeing back at some king’s court, wandering through amazing gardens in the afternoon sun. In it’s Orangerie you’ll find an amazing exhibition about modern art. Karlsruhe I’ll be back! The rest of the week was full with work and I couldn’t wait for Friday to come. We had a Barbecue, went on the Classic OpenAir and watched the beautiest firework. What’s better than being able to sit outside on the grass in some summerdress and having shivers of golden light raining down on you? Probably nothing.
I hope you have a great weekend! Xx