ISAA Book Launch

The University of Queensland’s Architecture Theory Criticism History (ATCH) warmly invites you to the launch of a new book:

Trading between Architecture and Art: Strategies and Practices of Exchange, edited by Wouter Davidts, Susan Holden, and Ashley Paine (Amsterdam: Valiz, 2019).

Contributors to the book are Angelique Campens, Guy Châtel, Wouter Davidts, Mark Dorrian, Susan Holden, John Körmeling, Maarten Liefooghe, Mark Linder, John Macarthur, Philip Metten, Sarah Oppenheimer, Ashley Paine, Léa-Catherine Szacka, Annalise Varghese, Stefaan Vervoort, Stephen Walker, Rosemary Willink.

This event is part of Architecture and Art Week and The Values of Architecture and the Economy of Culture, and will be followed by the conference’s first keynote by Andrea Phillips.

Secure your spot here.

Wednesday 12 June 2019, 5pm drinks, 5.30 book launch, 6pm keynote, at UQ Brisbane City (293 Queen St), Seminar Room 3.

New Publication: Trading Between Architecture and Art: Strategies and Practices of Exchange

Edited by Wouter Davidts, Susan Holden and Ashley Paine.

Contributors: Angelique Campens, Guy Châtel, Wouter Davidts, Mark Dorrian, Susan Holden, John Körmeling, Maarten Liefooghe, Mark Linder, John Macarthur, Philip Metten, Sarah Oppenheimer, Ashley Paine, Léa-Catherine Szacka, Annalise Varghese, Stefaan Vervoort, Stephen Walker, Rosemary Willink.

Since the 1960s, art and architecture have experienced a series of radical and reciprocal trades. While artistshave simulated ‘architectural’ means like plans and models, built structuresand pavilions outside art institutions,or intervened in urban and public spaces, architects have employed‘artistic’ strategies inside art institutions, in exhibitions, biennalesand art events. At the same time, artgalleries and museums

have combined both activities in an interdisciplinary, hybrid field, playing with the conditional differences between inside and outside the institution.

Trading between Architecture and Art zooms in on specific examples or ‘cases’ of these two-way transactions: artists adopting architectural means on the one hand,and architects adopting artistic strategies on the other. In particular,it presents in-depth studies of both historical and contemporary examples of the transposition of means and strategies from architecture to art, and vice versa, up to the point that established understandings of institutional categories, disciplinary concepts, and concrete practices become interestingly opaque, and meanings provocatively uncertain.

Contemporary Australian pavilions: A conversation on art in architectural practice

Under the canopy of Corps à Corps in the courtyard of the IMA, Ashley Paine and Susan Holden (University of Queensland) and Dirk Yates (Speculative Architecture) discussed the widespread fascination with architectural pavilions and their proliferation in the Australian context, ranging from high-profile public structures to institutional commissions and urban interventions. Thursday 14 March 2019, 6-8pm at IMA. More information here.