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Les Immatériaux (an exhibition by Jean François Lyotard at the...→

Federico García Lorca and Luis Buñuel flying together, Madrid, 1923.
On the back, Buñuel copied some verses of Federico inspired by the occasion:
"la luna grande luce y ruedapor las altas nubes tranquilas…”

Federico García Lorca and Luis Buñuel flying together, Madrid, 1923.

On the back, Buñuel copied some verses of Federico inspired by the occasion:

"la luna grande luce y rueda
por las altas nubes tranquilas…”

John Hejduk, Security, Oslo, 1989

John Hejduk, Security, Oslo, 1989

Rochelle Costi, Bolha, 2013.

Rochelle Costi, Bolha, 2013.

Hans Bellmer, Bastille Corset, 1943.
In relation to this video.

Hans Bellmer, Bastille Corset, 1943.

In relation to this video.

"Alberti in Della tranquilittà dell’animo [1442], reccomends that, to flee anxiety and pain, one devote oneself to mathematics or to architectural revery: “Sometimes I have designed and built finely proportioned buildings in my mind, arranging their orders and numerous columns with cornices and panels. And I have occupied myself with constructions of this kind until overcome by sleep”. Architecture restores peace to the soul.” Denis Hollier, Against Architecture. The Writings of Georges Bataille, Mit Press, 1992.
Photo: El ultimo grito, Imaginary architectures series, 2011.

"Alberti in Della tranquilittà dell’animo [1442], reccomends that, to flee anxiety and pain, one devote oneself to mathematics or to architectural revery: “Sometimes I have designed and built finely proportioned buildings in my mind, arranging their orders and numerous columns with cornices and panels. And I have occupied myself with constructions of this kind until overcome by sleep”. Architecture restores peace to the soul.” Denis Hollier, Against Architecture. The Writings of Georges Bataille, Mit Press, 1992.

Photo: El ultimo grito, Imaginary architectures series, 2011.

Wolfgang Tillmans, Lux, 2009.

Wolfgang Tillmans, Lux, 2009.

"To produce an unknown intensity against a backdrop of suffering, through the always improbable intersection of a formula and an instant: this was the century’s desire. Which explains why, despite its multifaceted cruelty, it managed –through its artists, scientists, militants and lovers–to be Action itself.

Alain Badiou, The Century, 2005.

Roof structure at the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, near Brussels, 1875. Image reproduced in Peter Sloterdijk’s Spheres III: Foam, plural spherology, 2004.

Roof structure at the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, near Brussels, 1875. Image reproduced in Peter Sloterdijk’s Spheres III: Foam, plural spherology, 2004.

Carla Guagliardi, Verso, 2007.

Carla Guagliardi, Verso, 2007.

Warren Chalk, Flying house, 1966.

Warren Chalk, Flying house, 1966.

"I remember flying him [Buckminster Fuller], in an helicopter, to the Sainsbury Center of the University of East Anglia. And then we spent really quite a long time walking around the building gate, back into the building, through the spaces, talking about it… And when we came back into the restaurant, he drew attention to the way the sun had moved, the shadows it changed… and then he turned round to me and said: how much does your building weight, Norman?, and of course, I didn’t know the answer.”

Man Ray, Picabia et la revue « Littérature » (1922-1924), exposition→

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Pour les parisiens, magnifique exposition en perspective!!

Cristina Díaz Moreno & Efrén García Grinda, The Golden Dome, Tokyo, 2011.

Cristina Díaz Moreno & Efrén García Grinda, The Golden Dome, Tokyo, 2011.