What’s On – Architectural Exhibitions And Events, June 2017

by | 02. Jun 2017

Article | Exhibitions and Events | News

Dear arcspace readers! This month, we’re bringing you the top exhibitions and events. In London, the year’s Serpentine Pavilion, designed by renowned african architect, Francis Kéré, opens in Kensington Garden, and a new Architecture Festival investigates the intersection between film and architecture. In New York, MoMA is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright with a major retrospective, while its sister gallery, PS1, unveils its annual Young Architects Program installation. 

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Serpentine Pavilion 2017 designed by Francis Kéré
12 June – 8 October 2017
Serpentine Gallery
London, UK

June 23rd, the Serpentine Pavilion opens to the public. The pavilion is designed by the award-winning Burkina Faso-based architect, Diébédo Francis Kéré. Each year, the Serpentine Gallery commissions to design a pavilion in the Kensington Gardens, and this year’s proposal responds to the brief with a bold, innovative structure reflecting on Kéré’s characteristic sense of light and life.

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Architecture Film Festival London (ArchFilmFest)
6-11 June 2017
Venues: the ICA and Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf
London, UK

For the first time, a festival focusing on the relation between architecture and film will take place in London. During the 6-day biennial festival, architectural films are celebrated through installations, symposia, workshops, and screenings. The festival culminates with an international film competition. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Scale’, and the concept of the festival involves an international partner, which this year will be Chile. As the partnering country, the Arqfilmfest in Santiago de Chile will provide a Latin American perspective into the festival.

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Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive 
12 June – 1 October 2017
New York, US

This month, MoMA is to host a retrospective exhibition exploring American architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s (1867-1959) multifaceted practice. The exhibition is structured as an anthology and divided into 12 sections presenting no less than 450 works made in the years 1890s to 1950s. The 12 sections investigates key objects from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives and includes drawings, models, building fragments, films, televisions, print media, furniture, photographs, and much more. The exhibition furthermore seeks to juxtapose the objects with other works from the Archives and serves as a tribute and celebration of the 150th anniversary of the architect.

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Young Architects Program 2017 (Competition at MoMA)
From 29 June 2017
New York, US

Ever since 1999, MoMA has been host to the initiative, The Young Architects Program (YAP), that fosters innovative architecture and offers emerging architectural talents the opportunity to design a temporary installation which is set up in the courtyard of MoMA PS1. This year, the winning proposal, is designed by Jenny E. Sabin (Ithaca), is unveiled 29 June. 

The finalists in 2017 were: Ania Jaworska (Chicago), Bureau Spectacular (Los Angeles), Office of III (New York), and SCHAUM/SHEIH (New York).

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Together! The New Architecture of the Collective
02 June – 10 September 2017
Vitra Design Museum
Weil am Rhein, Germany

Together! The New Architecture of the Collective presents the most innovative examples of new living typologies as a response to the continual rising of housing expenses around the world. The exhibition examines the social and economic aspects of the real estate market and presents the works of some of the leading firms and architects. Participants include ON Design Partners (JP), pool Architekten (CH), Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter (DK), amongst many others. Furthermore, special attention is drawn to projects in the past that have addressed some of the same issues such as utopian settlements, 1920s social housing projects, and 1960s to 1980s protest movements.