By Jean-Jacques Lecercle
Structure and Philosophy: New views at the paintings of Arakawa and Madeline Gins is a suite of essays at the paintings of architect Arakawa and poet Madeline Gins and specifically their booklet Architectural physique (2000). The essays method their innovative and bold venture to layout 'an structure opposed to loss of life' from a number of angles and disciplines together with aesthetics, structure, linguistics, philosophy. The papers retrace where of Architectural physique within the aesthetic panorama of artwork on the flip of the twenty first century and investigate the utopian stance in their paintings.
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The problem of the relation between texts and built structures in the work of Arakawa and Gins is certainly the dramatically amplified grandchild of a problematizing of sense first ventured in the visual poetry and book theory of Mallarmé. But whereas with Mallarmé the paradox is an etherealist project that must fall back on a concrete poetics to achieve its aims, with Arakawa and Gins the paradox is somewhat inverted, a concrete, embodied practice that continues to rely on precision indeterminacies and suggestiveness in the language that intends it.
Viertel) Vienna: organizes and designs International Exhibition of New Theatre Techniques Vienna: International Exhibition of New Theatre Techniques, “Space Stage” Berlin: editorial staff member, G (ed. Hans Richter) 1925 Paris, Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs: “City in Space” 1926 New York: with Jane Heap of Little Review, organizes International Theatre Exposition 1928-30 New York: Saks Fifth Avenue window displays 1929 New York: Film Guild Cinema, architectural design The Modern Show Window and Storefront (Brentano’s) 1930 Contemporary Art Applied to the Store and Its Display (Brentano’s [rev.
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