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YAP MAXXI: Erratic Language in Architectural Narratives

YAP MAXXI: Erratic Language in Architectural Narratives
Courtesy of Image ARCHIVE
Courtesy of Image ARCHIVE

Until October 11, Image ARCHIVE will be participating in the MAXXI’s summer program, YAP MAXXI, the first Italian edition of the well-known Young Architects Program launched by the Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 twelve years ago in New York.

The exterior spaces of the MAXXI in Rome, transformed into a garden of green isles by the project WHATAMI by studio stARTT will host the summer events that focus on the diverse aspects of contemporary art. Image ARCHIVE was invited to create an event focused on a series of videos and films that would expose the public to some of the most relevant and experimental projects, works and ideas in the architectural scene internationally. The result is a awe-inspiring journey, divided into six evenings from July to October, which is a testimony to the arduous search for forms of expression and the emergence of a new language in the discourse which Image ARCHIVE has observed for more than a decade. More on the event after the break.

The program ARCHITECTURE VISIONS. Erratic language in architectural narratives, curated by Marco Brizzi and Paola Ricco, consists of three themed sections, each accompanied by a speaker. ‘PLAYING ON THE SCENE’ (which takes place on the 19th and 26th of June, at 8:30 pm) demonstrates interaction, sometimes playful and spectacular, within architecture and urban space. ‘THE ARCHITECT’S MICRONARRATIVES’ (September 13th and 20th at 8:30 pm) exposes the brief forms that accompany communication of a thought or project in architecture. Finally with “BUILDINGS IN THE SPOTLIGHT” (October 4th and 11th at 8:30 pm) we observe an architecture that manifests through video.

Image ARCHIVE is the archive that Image has dedicated since 1997 to the collection, preservation and appreciation of architectural videos. Among the archive’s purposes is the selection, study and propagation of these audiovisual documents that accompany contemporary architectural production. Image ARCHIVE supports the program of BEYOND MEDIA, the international architecture and media festival that has taken place in Florence since 1997. Created as a means to present and generate arguments about video works in architecture, the BEYOND MEDIA festival has firmly established its place, in the course of its numerous editions, as one of the most qualified initiatives in the world dedicated to the aspects that tie architecture to media.

The video below is a presentation of ‘Gardens by the Bay II.’ The authors are squint/opera and the architecture is by Grant Associates and Wilkinson Eyre Architects

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "YAP MAXXI: Erratic Language in Architectural Narratives" 03 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/165282/yap-maxxi-erratic-language-in-architectural-narratives/> ISSN 0719-8884
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