18 November 2015
Architectural Association, London
This week sees the close of the Art & Architecture series organised by Parveen Adams that this term has focused on Rooms, Buildings & Peninsulas. Jonas Dahlberg started the series a few weeks ago, with Gregor Schneider following him. This Friday at 6.30pm, Georges Rousse will complete the series with a talk on The Imaginary Studio, describing his interest in large scale installations of pictorial space. Rousse uses orthographic projection to create an illusion of a flattened image plane from a certain vantage point, yet upon moving, the viewer realises they can actually enter into and occupy these spaces. Rousse typically creates these pieces in abandoned buildings such as barns and warehouses, collapsing the boundaries between artistic disciplines to create these unique combinations of two-dimensional images and three-dimensional space.
Also this week is Monday’s lunch-time (1pm) Open School lecture in the New Soft Room by Marina Warner on Myth and Travel organised by Intermediate Unit 2. The on Tuesday evening, Kengo Kuma will give a talk to promote his double volume of books: Natural Architecture and Small Architecture that were published earlier this year by the AA. Please note this lecture will be ticketed so without a ticket you will not be able to enter the Lecture Hall. There will be a live relay of the lecture to the Rear Second Presentation Space and the New Soft Room for those without a ticket who wish to attend. Then on Wednesday at 6.30pm, the AA Bookshop will host the launch of Peter Ahrends’ title A3, Threads and Connections. A roundtable discussing housing or Building for Need not Greed: who are the house-builders of the future? will bring Roger Zogolovitch, Marc Vlessing and Finn Williams together, chaired by Nicky Gavron on Thursday at 6pm. And finally, on Friday at 5pm before the artist’s talk, Mark Cousins continues his Friday lectures on the anon with this week’s installment ibid.