Surreal Still Lifes
 

Surreal Still Lifes

The focus of an exhibition at the Rencontres d’Arles, Spanish photographer Chema Madoz’s still-lifes show everything around us from a new angle, taking nothing for granted.

 

Photo-essays / Chema Madoz

GAP, transforming the border lands
 

GAP, transforming the border lands

A project for the experimentation and cross-contamination of contemporary art languages, curated by Francesca Marconi, involving artists, architects, designers and artisans.

 

Art / Simona Bordone

Dresden Ten

As the physical construction work is finished, Henri Praeger recounts the story and design of Dresden Ten’s social housing project, as well as methods for working with the community as a client.

 

Architecture / Philippa Nicole Barr

RPBW: Fondation Pathé
 

RPBW: Fondation Pathé

Thorsten Sahlmann explains the essence of the latest parisian project by Renzo Piano: the Fondation Jerôme Seydoux-Pathé, that will house office space, archives, a record and research centre, exhibition spaces and a screening room for the historical film company.

 

Architecture / Salvator-John A. Liotta

The future of plastic
 

The future of plastic

At the Fondazione PLART in Naples, an exhibition  narrates new study possibilities for plastics by Maurizio Montalti/Officina Corpuscoli. Curator Marco Petroni previews it.

 

Design / Chiara Alessi

Korean modernism

Minsuk Cho, curator of the Korean Pavilion in Venice, and winner of this year’s Golden Lion, recounts the dynamic and exciting process that created a network of practitioners who’ve been working on the issues of the architecture of both North and South Korea.

 

Architecture / Pelin Tan

Monditalia
 

Monditalia

The 41 installations at the Arsenale act in chorus to portray a country both in crisis and full of potential. The curator of the exhibition, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli talks us through some of the highlights.

 

Architecture / Spartaco Paris

Grafting Architecture
 

Grafting Architecture

Located between the Arsenale and the Giardini, the Catalan Pavilion stands out for the excellence of its research and its designs: 16 virtuous examples – from Jujol to the present day – of a single considerate and delicate attitude to the history and culture of a place. Because we are never the first to arrive. 

 

Architecture / Elena Sommariva

Destinations and destinies of Italian design

The exhibition “Design Destinations” at the MAXXI traces a collective map of personal experiences between origin and destination: 7 conceptual responses to the theme of cultural migration.

 

Design / Chiara Alessi

Collective workshop
 

Collective workshop

The eclectic Jan Boelen, director of the Z33 Arts Centre in Hasselt and of the Ljubljana Biennial of Design (BIO), presents the 50th edition, where a team approach will triumph.

 

Design / Maria Cristina Didero

The Poltrona Frau issue
 

The Poltrona Frau issue

With Rodrigo Rodriquez, former Cassina’s CEO, we try and cast light on the Montezemolo/Poltrona Frau-Haworth issue, which has dominated the economics and finance pages in recent weeks.

 

Design / Chiara Alessi

The art of information visualization

Alberto Cairo has the ability to turn datajournalism into an eager and absorbing attempt to make sense of the deluge of information that overwhelms us today.

 

Interviews / Stefania Garassini