Architecture

Cultureteca 20.12.15

Spanish General Election Results Require Coalition Today Spain went to the polls, to elect the 11th Cortes Generales since the restoration of democracy and the Spanish Constitution of 1978. Seeking election for a second term, the conservative People’s Party (PP) under Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy remained the largest in parliament, having taken 123 seats in Congress. But they have lost their majority and…

Daily Visual 07.12.15: Assemble Win Turner Prize 2015

On Monday, at a ceremony from Glasgow’s Tramway which was broadcast live on Channel 4, the architectural collective Assemble won the Turner Prize 2015. Assemble are a loose collective of eighteen young artists, designers, and architects, who began working together in 2010 and share a studio in east London. They received their nomination for the Granby Four Streets project in Toxteth, part of inner…

Cultureteca 08.11.15

This week on Cultureteca, Katherine Mansfield’s short satirical drama ‘Stay-Laces’, published in The New Age a hundred years ago in early November 1915; the RIBA House of the Year award process gets underway in the United Kingdom on Channel 4; Natalia Stachon’s solo exhibition ‘Omitted Center’ opens at the Loock Galerie in Berlin; and the release of Fallout 4 awaits….

Daily Visual 15.10.15: Burntwood School Wins Stirling Prize

At a ceremony in London on Thursday, Burntwood School in Wandsworth, London was awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize 2015. The project was designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, and was completed in 2014 at a cost of £40.9 million. To original buildings retained from 1958, including two designed by Sir Leslie Martin, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris added six new buildings: four four-storey teaching…

Hepworth Wakefield, Hepworth, and Kaprow: Instagram XIV

o here are fourteen photographs chiefly within the setting of the Hepworth Wakefield, the art gallery on the River Calder which opened in 2011. Named after the Wakefield-born artist Barbara Hepworth, the gallery’s permanent collection is shaped around the sculpture of Hepworth and Henry Moore, with a major exhibition currently devoted to Anthony Caro. The building was designed by David Chipperfield, its…

The 1937 Paris International Exposition: Documents

The following documents are intended to be viewed and read in conjunction with my piece ‘Art and Architecture Towards Political Crises: The 1937 Paris International Exposition in Context’. They consist of pictures and videos documenting the Paris exposition; images of prominent artworks connected to and on display during the exposition, including art by Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Raoul Dufy, Joan Miró, and…

Art and Architecture Towards Political Crises: The 1937 Paris International Exposition in Context

The 1937 Exposition Internationale des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (‘International Exposition of Art and Technology in Modern Life’) was held in Paris: the French capital’s sixth and latest International Exposition, after fairs held in 1855, 1867, 1878, 1889, and 1900. It took place between 25 May and 25 November, centred upon the Trocadéro, just across the Seine…