MANIFESTO

#63

CHANGE OF SPACE

LE MODULOR DU BASKETBALL

2022.07.06

Daniel Arsham pays homage to the architect Le Corbusier, presenting an exhibition in a space formerly used as a gymnasium, in a combination of warm and enveloping colours borrowed from the Unité d’Habitation and MAMO construction.

 

The American artist lands on the roof of the MAMO – Cité Radieuse Arts Center in Marseille, founded by French designer Ora Ito, with an installation celebrating the work of Le Corbusier. Arsham studies the concept of art and history, reflecting on the relationship between past and future and transposing his research through objects characteristic of pop culture. Elements of the sporting sphere are a constant in his work, both because of a strong personal interest and because of the importance of recreation moments in the social vision of each era. The sport theme is brought to life in a setting historically dedicated to a gymnasium, and is elevated to a more artistic and less habitual concept. Arsham revisits Le Corbusier’s architecture by concretely reflecting on the linearity of time, the evolution and growth of every aspect of one’s life and work. The paving of the courtyard picks up on the pastel shades of yellow and blue present in Le Poeme de L’angle Droit (1955), the detail of the sun is here transformed into the representation of basketballs that we find on flags, banners, game uniforms and on the court. On the outdoor terrace he exhibits a series of Greco-Roman-inspired bronze sculptures characterised by his recognisable crystal erosion technique. The homage to Le Corbusier is evident in the style, in the appeal of his colour palette, and in the design of the installation itself. A true reflection on how architecture reflects human life in its being strong, impactful, but at the same time fleeting, elusive.

Le Modulor du Basketball will be open to the public until 25 September.

PHOTOGRAPHY

OUTDOOR FURNITURE

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Outdoor Furniture is the new book published by Art Paper Editions dedicated to Pippa Garner’s photographic practice, which for fifty years has questioned the limits of socially acceptable codes and languages.

OCCUPYING SPACE

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Donald Judd’s works will be on display from June to September during Art Basel: defined by Judd’s interest in materials and color, they emphasize the intrinsic qualities of their components and the relationship between part and whole.

EXHIBITION

FIVE WAYS TO SEE

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The new series of paintings by Emily Ludwig Shaffer leverages hard-edge aesthetics and the architectural sense of composition to explore the sensory potential of painting. Through clear lines and solid colors, it offers a reflection on how women occupy both concrete and symbolic spaces.

ART

Anne Imhof On
non-infinity

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COLLECTION

INTO THE WILD

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