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Nos années de solitudeBiennale d'Architecture d'Orléans

Nos années de solitude  - Nos années de solitude
Catalogue of the second Orleans Biennale of Architecture: a call for an archipelago of solitudes.
For the second edition of the Biennale d'Architecture d'Orléans, six guest curators have been invited to tell tales of solitude from around the world, in places where architecture is still a form of engagement with reality and a “promise” for freedom: Des rêves vus de près [Dreams Seen Up Close] looks back on the resistance of the Brazilian group Arquitetura Nova confronting the Brazilian dictatorship (1964–1985) ; Mes réalisations parleront pour moi [My Creations Will Speak for Me] offers an interpretation of the Algerian œuvre of the french architect Fernand Pouillon ; L'étrangère sur terre [This land's unknown] brings together Arabic artists and architects whose work contributes to Arabic movements of emancipation from authoritarian discourses and systems; De la solitude à la désolation [From Solitude to Desolation] delivers an uncompromising analysis of contemporary Mexico; and the collective installation L'architecture comme animal mutant [The Architectural Beast] is a system of hybridization in which all architectural creatures free themselves of their creator.
The event affirms its position as a collections biennial. The MAXXI collection therefore takes pride of place, while a monograph entitled Homo Faber: un récit [Homo Faber: a Narrative] presents the work of one of the star architects of the Frac Centre-Val de Loire collection: Günter Günschel.
Between these landscapes, works by artists and architects (including John Hejduk, Absalon, Karen Lohrmann & Stefano de Martino, John Cage, Takk, Santiago Borja, Ahmed Mater, Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, Lacaton & Vassal, and Julie Nioche) constitute an open-ended primer on the notion—at once feared and desired—of “solitude”.
With AAU Anastas, Rand Abdul Jabbar, Absalon, Yóllotl Alvarado & Tania Ximena, Atelier Manferdini, BairBalliet, Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine, Daphné Bengoa, André Bloc, Santiago Borja, John Cage, Bertrand Cavalier, Nidhal Chamekh, Paloma Contreras Lomas, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Design Earth, Hernan Diaz Alonso, f-architecture collaborative, Miguel Fernández de Castro, Bernard Gachet, Griffin Enright, Günter Günschel, Zaha Hadid, Susan Hefuna, John Hejduk, Anne Huffschmid & Jan-Holger Hennies, Damjan Jovanovic, Alberto Kalach, Ferda Kolatan, Lacaton & Vassal, Karen Lohrmann & Stefano de Martino, Jumana Manna, Fabian Marcaccio, Chris Marker, Ahmed Mater, Lucy McRae, MTL Collective, Julie Nioche, Objectile, Driss Ouadahi, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, Florencia Pita & Co, Ricardo Porro, Fernand Pouillon, Casey Rehm, Ruy Klein, Beniamino Servino, Servo LA-Stockholm, Sigil Collective, Takk, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Testa & Weiser, Laure Tixier & Hervé Rousseau, Usina_Ctah, Tom Wiscombe, Ezra Wube, Liam Young, Ala Younis.
Edited by Abdelkader Damani and Luca Galofaro.
Texts by Abdelkader Damani, Lukas Feireiss, Pierre Frey, Luca Galofaro, Mónica García, Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi, Gilles Rion, Guy Rottier, Aurélien Vernant.

Published with Frac Centre-Val de Loire.
 
published in December 2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
16,5 x 23,5 cm (softcover)
304 pages (color & b/w ill.)
 
30.00
 
ISBN : 978-2-37896-106-0
EAN : 9782378961060
 
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