Aristide Antonas. The House For Doing Nothing

An exhibition at the Frac Centre-Val de Loire investigates the relationship between domestic landscape and virtual reality through the work of the Greek architect and philosopher.

Aristide Antonas. The House For Doing Nothing

In its 2018 agenda of exhibitions, the cultural centre FRAC Centre-Val de Loire in Orléans (France) looks at the connections between architecture and other humanistic disciplines. The first chapter of the new programme is the monographic show about the Greek philosopher and architect Aristide Antonas, whose work mixes architectural theory, literature and philosophy.

Open until August 16 2018, the exhibition starts from the project The House For Doing Nothing – initiated by Antonas in 2008 – to analyse the ambiguous way in which, nowadays, the domestic and public spaces are experienced.

The utopian habitation imagined by the Greek thinker recalls the concept of “skinless architecture” coined by the architecture historian Beatriz Colomina. With a light scenography, defined by transparent curtains and moving elements, the exhibition materialises the impossibility of “taking a step back” regarding the hyperconnectivity that defines our contemporary world. In his project, Antonas argues that the home is no longer the place to isolate oneself from the outside world, but on the contrary, it has become a fundamental component of our virtual life: a sort of fluid interface that blurs the boundaries between the collective and the private sphere.

Title:
The House For Doing Nothing
Architect:
Aristide Antonas
Museum:
Frac Centre-Val de Loire
Opening dates:
until 16 September 2018
Address:
88 Rue du Colombier, Orléans, France

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