Archive for the Architecture Tag

VoCA Rumour…

Rumour has it that the Venice Architecture Biennale is coming to Cambridge Ontario! Apparently, the Biennale Foundation has agreed to work with the University of Waterloo to create a ‘preview’ of sorts this coming summer. This show will become the basis for the next Architecture Biennale in 2010/2011.

News: Frank Gehry’s Serpentine Pavilion

Gehry’s 2008 Serpentine pavilion. Image: Baan London’s Serpentine Gallery, whose program of internationally renowned architect-designed summer pavilions has seen constructions by Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Oscar Niemeyer and Toyo Ito, among others, grace its front garden, opens the latest pavilion, designed by Frank Gehry.

Canada in May: VoCA Recommends…Ottawa and Winnipeg

OTTAWA: Carlton University Art Gallery Michèle Provost: Selling Out Ron Giii: Hegel’s Salt Man Nanuit: The Polar Bear in Inuit Art 5 May – 24 August 2008 Ron Giii, Atomicus Removing The Atomic Space, 1985. Image: RON GIII: Coming from the University of Toronto, this survey exhibition of the brilliantly-named Ron Giii’s work features early work, performance documentation and
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VoCA Recommends…Paulette Phillips at Diaz Contemporary, Toronto

Paulette Phillips is a conceptual artist worth watching. Her latest work, on view at Diaz Contemporary, presents sculpture, photographs and video based on the Modernist architecture and furniture design of the Irish architect Eileen Gray. Paulette Phillips, Details of Touche (magnetized books),2007. Image: Click HERE to read my full article, from today’s Globe and Mail or click below for
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Jean Nouvel wins Pritzker Prize

VoCA was pleased to hear that French architect Jean Nouvel has won the Pritzker prize for architecture. His Fondation Cartier in Paris is one of VoCA’s favorite exhibition spaces, and his Insitut du Monde Arabe is simply as magical as a university institution can get. Jean Nouvel’s Fondation Cartier in Paris, 1994. Image: Click HERE for the Guardian’s article.

VoCA Recommends…Exhibitions in Cambridge, Oakville

1. LOGOTOPIA: THE LIBRARY IN ARCHITECTURE, ART AND THE IMAGINATION AT CAMBRIDGE GALLERIES, CAMBRIDGE ONTARIO February 19 – April 6, 2008 Shigeru Ban, Japan Pavilion, Hanover Expo 2000. Image: Logotopia, from the Ancient Greek Logos meaning “word” and topos meaning “place.” Logotopia: the Library in Architecture, Art and the Imagination is a multi-disciplinary exhibition and accompanying book. The exhibition
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Big and small

BIG: Renzo Piano has been announced as the winner of the 2008 Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects. The Centre Pompidou, Paris. Image: The Italian architect is best known for some of his museums, including the Pompidou Centre, which he designed with Richard Rogers and for the Menil Collection in Houston.