Psycho Buildings: Artists Take On Architecture

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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 ...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853322686
  • Publisher: Hayward Gallery
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • 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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Table of Contents

Sponsor's Foreword 8

Preface 11

Acknowledgements 12

Essays

Psycho Buildings Ralph Rugoff Rugoff, Ralph 17

Species of Spaces: Art, Architecture and Environment Brian Dillon Dillon, Brian 29

Art's Use of Architecture: Place, Site and Setting Jane Rendell Rendell, Jane 39

Artists

Atelier Bow-Wow David Greene Greene, David 50

Michael Beutler Francis McKee McKee, Francis 62

Gelitin Midori Matsui Matsui, Midori 74

Los Carpinteros Tumelo Mosaka Mosaka, Tumelo 86

Mike Nelson Brian Dillon Dillon, Brian 98

Ernesto Neto Paulo Herkenhoff Herkenhoff, Paulo 110

Tobias Putrih Francesco Manacorda Manacorda, Francesco 122

Tomas Saraceno Tom Morton Morton, Tom 134

Do Ho Suh Miwon Kwon Kwon, Miwon 146

Rachel Whiteread Iain Sinclair Sinclair, Iain 158

Psycho Buildings: An Illustrated History 170

Related Exhibitions 177

Biographies and Selected Exhibitions 177

List of Works 180

Picture Credits 180

Notes on the Authors 184

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