Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Conversation on art + architecture!

Welcome to the first conversation event in Herreros Arquitectos exhibition project, The Banquet: The Conversation on art + architecture! Thursday September 8th at 19:00 to 21:00 at ROM for kunst og arkitektur in Oslo.

Defining, designing, building and activating spaces are the creative base for architecture. Ultimately these are also concerns which affect contemporary art practices in general. The method of research in the physical environment and in the human nature and psychology is another. Art and Architecture from their different positions, base their work upon the understanding of the society and cultural codes for delivering concepts and new ideas.

We acknowledge the independency and eligibility of each profession but also question: Are art and architecture just two parallel lines? If not, how and where do they meet? Are there crossing points? Is there something more than gravity fields, a mutual attraction that forms common environments for understanding, describing and transforming the world? Do they fuel, intensify or fertilize each other? Or is it just the sharing of clients and concepts that is inspiring them to collaborate on mutual interests? Is there an art + architecture? Conceptually or even physically?

In the panel:
Joseph Grima, Editor in chief of Domus magazine and ex-director of StoreFront gallery in NYC
Gunnar B. Kvaran, Director Astrup Fearnly Museum of contemporary art
Marit Justine Haugen, Artist and architect, Haugen & Zohar Architects, Oslo
Dagur Eggertsson, architect Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Oslo
Knut Eirik Dahl, architect D&U, Tromsø and professor at the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape at AHO in Oslo
Juan Herreros, architect, Herreros Arquitectos, Madrid
Among others and the public.