Urban Habitat

Jean-Marc Bustamante, Stan Douglas, Alicia Framis, Andreas Gursky, Craigie Horsfield, Julian Opie, Santiago Sierra, Thomas Struth.

SS.0001

 


 


Urban Habitat

Jean-Marc Bustamante, Stan Douglas, Alicia Framis, Andreas Gursky, Craigie Horsfield, Julian Opie, Santiago Sierra, Thomas Struth.

 

The exhibition takes as a point of departure the idea of urban pulsion, the vital rhythm of living in a city and the idea of construction, of result of a complex technical and social process. In this context, the selected works propose a reflection about the notions of acceleration related to life in the cities, which finds its opposite in the possibility to find a personal space of deceleration and contemplation.

We find this aspect in the works of Jean-Marc Bustamante and the secondary and frozen urban landscapes, Santiago Sierra and the building under construction or Alicia Framis and the possibility to stop for a moment one of the most important bancs in the world or even the daily life in Japan. On the other hand, Andreas Gursky put us into contact with the production world and the needs that it is necessary to solve in our context and Thomas Struth shows us one of the paradigms of accelerated urban life in the portrait of Times Square.

Artists like Julian Opie or Craigie Horsfield help us to understand the city as a place for living and as a space with multiple perspectives.