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Collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype. Curated by @bonelldoriga

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Álvaro Siza, Maria Margarida Aguda House in Arcozelo, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, 1979-1987 . . . #aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #alvarosiza #alvarosizavieira #architecture #architecturephotography #interior #portuguesearchitecture

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Wilhelm Bendz, Room in Amaliegade with the Artist’s Brothers, 1826 . . . #aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #wilhelmbendz #painting #art #interior #danishpainter

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Pietro Lorenzetti, a part of the Beata Umiltà Altarpiece, 1341 . . . #aseriesofrooms #domesticity #documentingspace #pietrolorenzetti #art #architecture #interior

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Pablo Picasso, Artist Salon at rue La Boétie - Jean Cocteau, Olga, Erik Satie, Clive Bell – 1919 . . . #aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #pablopicasso #art #drawingarchitecture #interior #picasso

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Serigne Omar Sy, Murid community in Djourbel, 1994-ongoing . In the outskirts of the city of Djourbel, in Senegal, stands a Murid Sufist community that has built its own headquarters with nothing else than reeds, straw, and sticks. A series of rooms and courtyards create a particular universe in perpetual change, as both arson and the expected expiration of its core materials make its constant renovation imperative. . From “The visual performative of Senegalese Sufism” by Allen F. Roberts and Mary Nooter Roberts: . “A final study was of Serigne Sy’s astonishing environment built on the outskirts of Djourbel that gives tangible form to the power of writing as understood by Senegalese Sufis. In creating a compound entirely from reeds, straw, and sticks in recognition with the stylus with which one writes the Word of God, the hardy community has found a way to live within a text so mystical that few can hope to read its letters and phrases, yet all can benefit from its blessings. Two conflagrations and the need for constant replacement of weathered or termite-damaged straw have proven that the processes and performances are more significant than any completed productions. “Trust in God”, as the place is now known, is also hauntingly beautiful, as builder-residents are very prepared to state in compelling aesthetic terms. What is seen in the exaltations of triangles and other features is lived by Serigne Sy and his community, as visual achievements merge with devotion.” . More images and info in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga . #aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #senegal #vernaculararchitecture #architecture #architecturewithoutarchitects

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Arata Isozaki, Bird’s-eye view of the rocks at Ryoanji, 1976 . Drawing for the exhibition “Ma: Space/Time in Japan”, held in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris (1978) and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York (1979) . #aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #ryoanji #arataisozaki #japanesearchitecture #architecture #garden #kyoto

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Valentin Serov, The Hall of the Old House, 1904 . . . #aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #valentinserov #painting #architecture #interior

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Bed-In for Peace, 1969 . After a private wedding ceremony in Gibraltar, John Lennon and Yoko Ono converted their honeymoon into a very public art performance. For one week they turned their suite in the Amsterdam Hilton International Hotel into a stage in which they greeted journalists from all over the world to fight for world peace and the end of the Vietnam war. . The photographs of the carefully staged scene of a bed against the window light, occupied by John and Yoko in their pyjamas, surrounded by handwritten peace statements, were published in newspapers all around the world, further establishing their image as both pop icons and peace activists. . In a highly recommended opinion piece, Beatriz Colomina writes about this: . “The Bed-In received unprecedented media coverage all over the world. One room in an Amsterdam hotel became the most famous bedroom in the world. In the biggest possible expansion of the big glass windows that typically expose the domestic interior of Dutch houses, or even Amsterdam’s red-light district and its famous inversion of public and private with sex workers displaying their wares to the passersby (…) A kind of privacy was constructed in the middle of massive exposure. The bed oscillated between exposure and concealment.” More images and info in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga . #aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #johnlennon #yokoono #artperformance #mediacoverage #filmphotographic

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Hieronymus Bosch (attributed to), The Marriage Feast at Cana, 16th century . #aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #hyeronimusbosch #elbosco #art #architecture #interior

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Damián Ortega, Cosmogonía Doméstica, 2014 . Damián Ortega first came to the international spotlight with Cosmic Thing (2002), a work in which he disassembled a Volkswagen Beetle and made all of its components, from the small mechanisms to its external bodywork pieces, hang from invisible threads and float in the space. Ever since, his work has been interested in the transformation and re-contextualization of objects we take for granted, with the erection of large-scale works that hide their complex construction and, like a magic trick, appear deceitfully simple at first sight. . In “Cosmogonía Doméstica”, his made to measure work for the urban space in front of the Jumex Foundation in his hometown of Ciudad de Mexico, he turned everyday objects that he owned (chairs, a table, kitchenware) into a constellation of floating elements in a never-ending dance. Like planets, each element is attached to one of five circular platforms and rotates both on itself and around a table that is set on the centre of the piece. The five platforms are clad in the same stone masonry as that of the public square, and so the urban space integrates the art piece in a subtle but surreal way. . Ortega has defined the ideas behind this work as a schizophrenic carousel or a homemade solar system, but when building it, he realized the structure it most resembled was that of a clock. The objects, exposed to the weather conditions, degrade in front of the eyes of people passing by and bring the human scale of domesticity to the urban space of one of the largest cities in the world. . More images and info in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga . #aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #damianortega #museojumex #art

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Yury Matveyevich Felten, Plan of the Chesemenskiy Palace, 1777 . . . #aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #architecture #architecturedrawing #russianarchitecture

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Georges Rousse, Anamorphoses . Georges Rousse’s pieces work in two different stages. The first one involves the creation of a site-specific intervention in a particular space, normally an abandoned building. The second one is the photograph of said space, taken from a very precise point of view, in which the three-dimensional intervention becomes an abstract two-dimensional composition that hides the complexity of its construction. He is a photographer, but also a painter and a sculptor. . Coming from a scientific background (he was studying medicine when he became interested in photography), it was the discovery of both land art and Malevich’s Suprematism that pushed him to realize his first works in the field. Their influence is apparent in the powerful simplicity of the part of the work that remains, the resulting image. While his interventions are often ephemeral, the photographs are not, and so the viewer only gets to see a defined optical illusion, and not the effort behind it. . From a fragment of the biography in his website: “His raw material is Space: the space of deserted buildings. Taking his inspiration from a site's architectonic quality and the light he finds there, he quickly chooses a « fragment » and creates a mise-en-scène, keeping in mind his ultimate goal, creating a photographic image. In these empty spaces, Georges Rousse constructs a kind of utopia that projects his vision of the world - his imaginary universe.” . More images and info in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga . #aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #georgesrousse #anamorphose #artinstallation #contemporaryart #architecture #interior

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Peter Ilsted, The Dining Room at Liselund, 1917 . #aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #peterilsted #painting #interior #roomoftheday #architecture

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David Hockney, Self-Portrait with Blue Guitar / Model with Unfinished Self-Portrait, 1977 . Hockney's prolific career is full of meta references of himself and others. This series of paintings and photographs is no exception. In "Self-Portrait with Blue Guitar", he portrays himself while drawing a blue guitar, in reference to the series of etchings "The Blue Guitar" he was doing at that moment , inspired by Wallace Stevens' poem "Man with the Blue Guitar" (Stevens was himself inspired by Picasso), while a sculpture of the head of Dora Maar (Picasso's lover) floats nearby. . In "Model with Unfinished Self-Portrait", a work-in-progress of "Man with the Blue Guitar" serves as the background of the scene depicting a model sleeping in a blue robe (the same shade as the painting's curtain) and offers an experimental instance of the "double portraits" in which he was also working at the time. From the Tate retrospective catalog: . ”Near life-sized, these carefully staged compositions combine informal poses and settings with the grandeur and formality of traditional portraiture. Almost all these works are painted in acrylic, which dries quickly and cannot be scraped off the canvas, thus demanding a greater degree of planning and meticulous application. This process, with its greater capacity for scrutiny and observation, meant that Hockney could work from photographic studies to sketch out overall compositions but he chose to paint his figures from life.” . More info and images in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga . #aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #davidhockney #interior #art

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Edward Weston, The Ascent of Attic Angles, 1921 . From the series "Attic Photographs", taken in Glendale, California . More images in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga . #aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #edwardweston #filmphotographic #architecture #interior

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Ettore Sottsass with Eulàlia Grau, Do you want to sit in the sun... Or do you want to sit in the shade? (part of the series Metaphors), 1973 . During the early 1970s, Sottsass went through ‘’a period of emptiness and introvert meditation. Of purification and release from everything that constituted the laws, customs and vocabulary of rationalist culture.’’ His relationship with Catalan artist Eulàlia Grau had him leading a nomadic life between his home and studio base in Milano and extended journeys around Spain. In deep contact with the landscape and its nature, they created a series of small, ephemeral constructions of a fragile appearance and built with poor, rather precarious materials. . ‘’I felt a deep necessity to visit deserted places, mountains; to re-establish a physical relationship with the cosmos, which is the only real environment, precisely because it can’t be measured, foreseen, controlled or known… it seemed to me that if anything was to be regained we would have to begin by regaining microscopic gestures and elementary actions, the sense of one’s own position…’’ . The photographs of the interventions, taken by Sottsass himself, reveal a very particular point of view, in equal parts poetry and irony, both playful and grounded. They are an experimental reflection on the nomadic lifestyle and a reacquaintance with the essence of architecture: its language and its relation to the human body. . More images and info in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga . #aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #ettoresottsass #architecture #architecturephotography #ephemeralarchitecture

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Menno Aden, Room Portraits, 2006-2009 . “For me as an artist, watching from a higher position on a small space is interesting because I can see someone’s ‘compressed personality’ (…) I started photographing rooms of friends in Berlin, to make portraits of them without actually seeing them.” . Menno Aden’s series portrays interior spaces seen from above, as if the ceiling had been removed. Rather than using a wide angle to photograph the whole space all at once, Aden has created an intricate process in which he “scans” the whole space by meticulously photographing the room by parts, following a grid, and later stitching the stills together. . With their precise geometry, the resulting images have an unreal, almost rendered aesthetic; but at the same time they have the ability of precisely capturing a moment in time, one that is defined by the particular (and temporary) way in which the inhabitant’s things are arranged. . More info and images in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga . #aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #mennoaden #architecturephotography #architecture

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Christian Tilemann-Petersen, Interior at Clausholm, 1909 . In his paintings of Danish Baroque palaces, Christian Tilemann-Petersen shifts the attention from the grandiosity of the spaces to the relationship between rooms connected by an open door, or between the scattered pieces of furniture and art. . The paintings’ focused point of view provides an intimate atmosphere, even if the spaces look uninhabited (yet not abandoned). Every object seems carefully displayed, not a thing out of place, following a pre-planned composition that is intended for visitors, but not for everyday life. . More images in aseriesofrooms.com . A Series of Rooms is a collection of domestic spaces - an exploration into the imaginary of the housing archetype - as portrayed in art, media and human studies. . Curated by @bonelldoriga . #aseriesofrooms #documentingspace #domesticity #architecture #interior #christiantilemannpetersen #danishart

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