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.
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.
The venue will be The University of Queensland, Brisbane City Campus, 293 Queen St.
You can now register your attendance to the conference The Values of Architecture and the Economy of Culture. More information here, and registrations here.
Ashley Paine and Susan Holden report on the Hole See’s Chapels at the 16th International Biennale of Architecture. Check here for the full report.
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.
On September 15, 2018 Professor John Macarthur (UQ) joined the discussion on Impermanence that took place in the Last Half Hour of the program Blue Print for Living hosted by Jonathan Green. More information here.
Professor John Macarthur (UQ) and Dr Susan Holden (UQ) presented ‘Pavilion Propositions’ at the Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas (SCCI) Architecture Hub on Monday 15 October 2018, as part of the Session Pavilions Part 1. More information can be found here.
Pavilion Propositions was launched on Wednesday 5 September 2018 at an event hosted by ATCH Research Centre and Volkes + Peters Garden Variety Talk Series. You can read more about the event in the West End Magazine. Pavilion Propositions is available through Valiz and Perimeter Books.
Pavilion Propositions addresses the contemporary pavilion phenomenon and those often temporary and functionless architectural structures commissioned and exhibited by art institutions around the world. This thought-provoking book reclaims the pavilion as an architectural topic, against those who would dismiss the phenomenon as symptomatic of a simple or absolute exhaustion of the critical potential of architecture’s intersection with art. The pavilion phenomenon also occasions a timely interrogation of larger questions that concern the changing relations between culture and the economy – changes that are shifting the planes on which architecture and art meet. Pavilion Propositions is available through Valiz and Perimeter Books.