Architecture ≠ Art


On Tuesday, 2 September 2014, at 6 pm, you are cordially invited to the final event within the programme Architecture ≠ Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova in Ljubljana. Artist Marjetica Potrč and philosopher Rado Riha will be discussing on the relation between architecture and art.

2 September 2014, 6 pm
Discussion with Marjetica Potrč & Rado Riha
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Maistrova 3, Ljubljana
Programme managers: Vid Zabel and Urška Jurman (Igor Zabel Association)

Marjetica Potrč: Soweto: Ubuntu Park For two and a half months in spring 2014, students of the Design for the Living World class (University of Fine Arts/HFBK, Hamburg,Germany) engaged in The Soweto Project in Soweto, South Africa. The project is an example of participatory design, with the students and the community planning and realizing the project together. The project designs community using relational objects and performative actions, such as the construction of a performance platform and the organization of a Soweto Street Festival. The public space is managed and organised by the community, who have elected the Ubuntu Park Committee and formed a community based organization Environ Ubuntu Park Projects. The Soweto Project is an initiative of Nine Urban Biotopes – Negotiating the Future of Urban Living.

Rado Riha: Architecture as an Operation with an Object The lecture draws on the question of the possibility of thinking architecture today and suggests that the answer lies in rethinking the concept of the object of architecture. The purpose of developing this thesis is threefold. First, to show that architecture introduces into the given reality a special kind of objects: objects that are part of reality by not belonging to it. Second, to delineate a thought process that enables us to think, that is, make visible such objects. And, third, to show that an integral part of the production of an architectural object is also the production of an architectural subject. On all three points, architecture is homologous to art.

The Architecture ≠ Art programme is being prepared by the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory in collaboration with the Museum of Architecture and Design and the Museum of Modern Art + Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova.

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