Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture

Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture

by Brian Dillon
     
 

Psycho Buildings: Artists and Architecture marks the fortieth anniversary of London's Hayward gallery--itself an architectural icon, and one of the few remaining examples of the 1960s Brutalist style. The exhibition brings together the work of artists--including Atelier Bow-Wow, Michael Beutler, Los Carpinteros, Gelitin, Mike Nelson, Ernesto Neto, Tobias…  See more details below

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Psycho Buildings: Artists and Architecture marks the fortieth anniversary of London's Hayward gallery--itself an architectural icon, and one of the few remaining examples of the 1960s Brutalist style. The exhibition brings together the work of artists--including Atelier Bow-Wow, Michael Beutler, Los Carpinteros, Gelitin, Mike Nelson, Ernesto Neto, Tobias Putrih, Tomas Saraceno, Do-Ho Suh and Rachel Whiteread--who create habitat-like structures and architectural environments that are mental and perceptual spaces as much as physical ones. The works in this book revisit and reanimate the history of Modernist design while reminding us that built spaces can be defined in social, political, psychological, physical and aesthetic terms. An invaluable exploration of this contemporary trend, the volume includes essays by Hayward Director Ralph Rugoff, Jane Rendell and Brian Dillon. In addition, each artist profile includes a text by a different author, including Francis McKee, Tumelo Mosaka, Midori Matsui, Brian Dillon, Paulo Herkenhoff, David Greene, Francesco Manacorda, Tom Morton, Miwon Kwon and Iain Sinclair.

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ISBN-13:
9781853322686
Publisher:
Hayward Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2008
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

"Paulo Herkenhoff is the adjunct curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York."

Iain Sinclair (b. 1943, Cardiff Wales) is a novelist, poet, essayist, and filmmaker. He is the noted author of Downriver (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize); London Orbital; Landor's Tower; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Lights out for the Territory, and numerous other publications, Iain Sinclair focuses on the contemporary London experience. Ian Sinclair has been dubbed a psychogeographer, which he explains as "psychoanalyzing the psychosis of the place in which I happen to live." Sinclair lives in the London neighborhood of Hackney.

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