Archive for agosto 2010

Uno sguardo sulla fotografia giovane e internazionale che interpreta il tema dell’abitare. Ormai alla soglia del ventennale, torna il SI Fest – Savignano Immagini Festival amato appuntamento nel mondo della fotografia: fotografi, giornalisti, esperti, tecnici, ma anche per gli appassionati, i fotografi amatoriali, i semplici curiosi, i turisti, i bon vivant…

La 19^ edizione in programma a Savignano sul Rubicone dal 10 al 12 settembre 2010 (con mostre aperte fino al 3 ottobre).
Principali protagonisti di questa edizione saranno il sudafricano Roger Ballen con la mostra Boarding house, l’americano Mark Steinmetz con South, il danese Joakim Eskildsen con The Roma journeys, l’inglese Simon Roberts con We english… Presenze di primo piano che invitano ad uno sguardo allargato oltre ai confini nazionali per riflettere sul significato di Abitare mondi/Living World. Esporrà a Savignano anche il grande critico e storico, oltre che fotografo, Italo Zannier con 1957-2007. Dagli interni friulani al kitsch nelle città. Altro italiano presente al Si Fest, Cesare Cicardini con Le Forme dell’invisibile.

Gli autori interpretano in modo vario il tema dell’abitare: critica al progresso (l’americano Marc Stenimetz), dal punto di vista degli emarginati (nel lavoro sui Rom del danese Joakim Eskildsen), come sguardo sulle realtà degradate (quello del sudafricano Ballen), sulla povertà contadina degli anni ’50 (nell’opera di Zannier) o sulla condizione dei senza tetto (Cicardini) oppure ancora sottolineando lo spirito inglese nella banalizzazione del divertimento di massa (Roberts). Quasi che siano, queste interpretazioni offriranno ai visitatori molti spunti di riflessione personale.

Le varie proposte in programma si snoderanno secondo l’ormai tradizionale lettura dei portfolio, cui si affiancheranno le mostre, i premi dedicati alla giovane fotografia, i seminari, le occasioni di approfondimento con gli incontri e conversazioni.


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<br /> New View | Issue #24</a><br />

Welcome to the August edition of the VIEW Newsletter!

Summer just wouldn’t be summer without the burst of colour and energy in the garden of London’s Serpentine Gallery. The architecture pavilion programme is ten this year – we’ve some wonderful images of the latest one, Jean Nouvel’s symphony in red, and we take a moment to look back over the highlights of previous pavilions.

Peter Cook then tells us about some pictures he’s showing at the Venice architecture Biennale, celebrating the work of Irish architects de Blacam and Meagher.

Raf Makda is this month’s photographer in the Spotlight, and we’ve the usual round up of the best of what’s new for you to enjoy in the library.

What’s new this month

Some highlights of our latest projects into the library

Paul Raftery

If you’re after a glimpse of a professional architectural photographer in action, there’s no better place to look than the London’s Serpentine architecture pavilion – it’s a photography honeypot. Jean Nouvel’s edifice in bright red glass, polycarbonate and fabric – his first ever built project in the UK – has produced some wonderful imagery this year, and we’re thrilled to be able to provide them to you. As previously, the pavilion is both public relaxation space, cafe and venue for Park Nights, the Serpentine Gallery’s acclaimed programme of public talks and events. This year is the tenth the scheme’s been running, and we’ll be looking back over some of the previous pavilions later in the newsletter.

Ed Reeve

Ed Reeve has sent us a dramatic set of pictures from the Jose Vasconcelos Library in Mexico City – re-opened not long ago after a series of mishaps and faults forced its closure. Designed by Mexican architect Alberto Kalach, the whole thing cost more than one hundred million dollars, holds five million books, and claims to be the largest public library in Latin America. The grand interior has something of Bladerunner about it – you imagine Harrison Ford could appear in a space-age drone at any moment, hovering between the book-stacks above the hall and readers below.

Dennis Gilbert

Foster and Partners Langley Academy in Berkshire is likely to be one of the last of this building type to be completed for the time being, given the austere public spending cuts in education now underway. Like others acadamies designed by the practice, it has a large enclosed atrium at its heart, around which the social life of the school revolves. Inside the atrium there are three yellow two-storey drums raised on circular columns. They house the academy’s ten science laboratories, stressing the importance of science teaching. The curvy exterior is clad in timber with louvres for shading, beautifully captured here by Dennis Gilbert.

James Brittain

And finally, James Brittain has sent us this understated but interesting mews house tucked away in central London. SA architects have teamed up with Anouska Hempel – of The Hempel and Blakes hotel fame – to transform a small old stable building into a spacious contemporary home. The main architectural intervention opened the central space with a triple height atrium and glass stair, allowing the natural light in from roof lights above. Hempel’s quirky blend of modern and classical interior design gives the house an edgy, eccentric feel.

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