The phrase “THE PLAY OF BRILLIANTS” was made famous by the pioneer of architectural lighting design Richard Kelly. This poetic expression is used to describe the magic of light when it adds sparkle and vivacity to a space. It is the fantastical element of light, the part that enchants, excites and charms us – a sky full of stars, a glittering diamond and mirror chandelier or sunlight dancing on the floor. This dynamism that light brings us creates life and atmosphere within our world.
The 56th International Art Exhibition will run 9th May to 22nd November 2015 and will take place at the Giardini, the Arsenale and in various locations across the city of Venice, Italy.
The Romanian Pavilion, curated by Mihai Pop, will showcase Darwin’s Room, an exhibition of paintings by Adrian Ghenie organized across three rooms—according to the original interior architecture of the Pavilion (from 1938) — and will comprise a specific theme for each of these rooms: The Tempest, The Portrait Gallery (Self-portrait as Charles Darwin), and The Dissonances of History.
“Invasion” is a word not often associated with the presence of balloons — we usually regard them as weightless, whimsical orbs hovering in mid-air and unrestrained by physical boundaries.
The french photographer and artist Charles Pétillon turns this idea on its head, containing bundles of white, inflated balls within architectural spaces, neighborhoods and natural landscapes.
“As visitors move through the passageway, they observe the fluctuating effect of light and reflections created by the colour-effect acrylic and acrylic mirrors. On one side, the tunnel’s triangular panels seem completely black; from the other end, a multicoloured spectrum shines through, changing as the viewers walks by.” said Olafur Eliasson.
The exhibition “100 sièges français, 1951-1961” (100 French chairs 1951-1961) – was inaugurated in Paris on September 6 at Galerie Pascal Cuisinier, on the occasion of Maison&Objet 2014.
It aims to instruct and inform, and will shed a new light on the changes in aesthetics, materials and construction techniques that revolutionized chair design in 1950s France.