30.01.15 Moving Frontiers and The Art of Publishing and Collecting
Constructing Worlds is an exhibition on the relationship between photography and architecture taking place at the Barbican Centre between September 25, 2014 and January 11, 2015. It brings together eighteen exceptional photographers from the 1930s to the present day who have changed the way we view architecture and perceive the world around us. On Monday November 24 Barbican Associate Curator Alona Pardo spoke at my studio, along with well-known architect Charles Zana. Many ideas behind their works are close to my art practice. Charles Zana’s trademark is his interest in art ability to reshape architectural volumes to provide a setting for the owners’ art and collectibles. In addition, Pardo explained the process of putting together the work of the artists featured in the show. Moving Frontiers took place as a collaboration with the new and inspiring website initiated by Laure Ghoula-Houri: http://arkitexture.com. Moving Frontiers was followed by another event on Tuesday 25 in which entertaining art dealer, writer and curator Kenny Schachter. These two events emerged as an attempt to initiate a dialogue between disciplines within the art world. I believe art is ultimately a way of sharing knowledge, an opportunity to meet new and inspiring people and a chance to rethink our world.