tranzit.at/ Capital of Desires & Bucharest book launch
Armenian history of the last two centuries was tightly interconnected with the project of (re)-building a nation. Architects and urban planners played a central role in this project. Their built and un-built visions have been driving the collective imagination and the associated aesthetic, social and political desires ever since. The shape of Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, provides the spatial master narrative for reading the tensions and contradictions that derived from the dreams of a new Armenia. It tells a unique story, almost without comparison in the 20th century: the story of three conflicting national Modernisms. It is as if the wish for a new self-defined social order and reality had to cope with the hidden and unfulfilled promises of an architectural imaginary, expressed by conflicting formal languages. Thus, and not only for architects, Yerevan is: The Capital of Desires.
Capital of Desires
Pavilion of Republic of Armenia at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice
7 June – 23 November 2014
Palazzo Zenobio, Collegio Armeno Moorat Raphael, Dorsoduro 2596
Curators of the Project:
Ruben Arevshatyan, Georg Schöllhammer
In cooperation with tranzit.at / Sweet Sixties
tranzit.at/Vienna & tranzit.ro/Bucureşti invite you to the launch of the book: Ion Grigorescu Diaries 1970–1975.
Edited by Georg Schöllhammer and Andreiana Mihail Published by Sternberg Press, 2014 Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 7pm tranzit.ro/Bucureşti, Str. Gazelei nr. 44, sector 4 In his poetic language full of powerfully pictorial metaphors, Grigorescu reflects on his observations of the tension between the realistic effects of the image, the suppression of realism, and the hidden traces the gaze holds through the activities of the increasingly present unconscious of collective memory. Along with the drawings, paintings, photographs and sketches that accompany them, the diaries serve as an introduction that opens up the possibility of conceiving Ion Grigorescu’s art as a rare evocation of a singular way of thinking: a stance. With the participation of: Ion Grigorescu, Andreiana Mihail, Georg Schöllhammer and Alina Şerban.
Ion Grigorescu. Diaries 1970–1975
Bucharest book launch
tranzit.at/Vienna & tranzit.ro/Bucureşti invite you to the launch of the book:
Edited by Georg Schöllhammer and Andreiana Mihail
Published by Sternberg Press, 2014
Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 7pm
tranzit.ro/Bucureşti, Str. Gazelei nr. 44, sector 4