Absence of Water by Gigi Cifali
Having been built in the late Victorian period, public lidos and baths were at the peak of their popularity in the 1930s. Gradually, living conditions and tastes have changed, resulting in a drop of attendances, leaving the public pools uneconomical to run. Many fell into decay and many were demolished. Symbols of civic and architectural pride in Victorian times, today only a handful of them remain as a representation of bygone era.
ENERGETIC CIRCLES’ KINETIC EMBRACE
Calla Mar doesn’t shy from natural-meets-man-made juxtaposition in her art but revels in the interchange of energy of all kinds: compressed, stored, implied and spent. Her newest works, including sculptures and three-dimensional framed pieces, are currently on display (Stand A2.12a) at the “Berliner Liste 2013” fair for contemporary art (Kraftwerk Berlin, 19-22 September), alongside fresh efforts from countless other artists of the international scene. Mar’s predilection for electronic elements, feathers, antennae, magnets, Platonic solids and political undertone will catch your eye and grasp your imagination.
pictured: “Airmail”, from the Calla Mar exhibition “Energetic Circles”
Seen at the Preview Berlin art fair
The booth of G & G Fine Art Miami was one of few highlights at this years preview Berlin (part of the Berlin art week). G & G presents several skilled street artists from Miami in remembrance of Israel Hernandez-Llach, an 18-year-old artist who died after Miami Beach police shot him with a Taser.
On the outer edge of Huixquilucan in Greater Mexico City, Cherem Arquitectoshave built a contemporary Asian restaurant with interiors constructed mainly of two materials: wood and stone. Cherem’s leading architects Abraham Cherem and Daniel Braverman were faced with the challenge of creating an Asian-style eatery without being too local, ethnic, or cliché. The vision for the space was derived from the idea of building a sophisticated and timeless environment that is not directly associated with any specific country or place.
Some snaps from our Berlin base, an amazing flat owned by an artist/curator couple, occasionally for rent. The 100 sqm. flat is perfect for preparing a project, pre production, location scouting …, while having a comfortable space to stay.
The whole space is simple and flexible. Located in the heart of Berlin, Friedrichshain, only 100m from the public transport and only a stone´s throw away from the pulsating night life of F´hain.
This is not a “made for rent” space but a private flat, equipped with fine art, some design gems and always in change. Something special.
Nine stone cabins are sheltered beneath a single thatched roof in this addition to a hotel resort in Nha Trang, Vietnam, by architecture practice a21studio.
The architects at a21studio used indigenous techniques to construct the cabins, helped by a team of local masons and carpenters. Walls are built from locally quarried stone, while the roofing is made from timber and coconut leaves.