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ARTitectural Production: Discussion with the Artists

8 FEBRUARY 2012 AT 6 PM, AA BAR, ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION, 36 BEDFORD SQUARE, LONDON WC1B 3ES. A roundtable discussion with exhibiting artists Hynek Marinec, Anne Hardy, Joringe Voight and journalist Lavinia Neff about the links between the arts and architecture. The title of the accompanying exhibition ARTitecture reminds us of the close connections between fine art and architecture from the medieval till today. Both disciplines are linked and a reciprocal source of inspiration for each other. Where are the contact points and differences between architecture and art? How do they compete or profit from their close relationship? Exhibiting artists present methods once common in architecture that seem to be forgotten in the fast evolving age of digitalization and Computer Aided Design. The exhibition runs until 11 February at the AA.

First, Jorinde Voigt will talk about how she develops graphic algorithms out of static data, translating music or the flight path of eagles, for example, into a visual display combining points, lines, coordinate systems, numbers, symbols, words, shading and colour. The line is the determinant of Voigt’s artwork. Anne Hardy continues this process by designing a fictional reality through one-to-one models, which are then photographed – a technique that both creates an effect of alienation and gives the work a documentary substance. She takes the viewer of her photographs on a journey through a surreal world where every room or interior contains its own little cosmos. Finally, Hynek Martinec creates an atmospheric scene around a given design in the form of photo-realistic painting. The artists’ presentations, which focus on their working process, will lead into an open discussion.

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About the artists:

Hynek Martinec is a Czech artist known for his photorealistic portraits. His interest lies in the notion of time and its representation with the traditional medium of painting. His work can be found at the National Portrait Gallery, London and the National Gallery, Prague. He won the BP Young Artist Award in two consecutive years, 2007 and 2008.

Anne Hardy is a British artist known for her large-scale photographs depicting carefully constructed interior spaces. Her work has been exhibited internationally, at the V&A in London and the Venice and Helsinki Biennales, among many other places.

Jorinde Voigt is a German artist who studied sociology, literature and music before training in fine art in Berlin. She is interested in displaying intangible data, such as sound or air, through drawn notations and scores. She was recently shortlisted for the ‘Future Generation Art Prize’ at Kiev and exhibited at the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague and the 54th International Venice Biennale art festival.

Discussion Moderator:
Lavinia Neff is a German writer and art critic who is currently completing her PHD on ‘the renaissance of the workshop in contemporary art’ at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. She was the winner of the 2008 Junior Art Critics Award in Vienna, Austria and has been an art consultant for the St Moritz Art Masters in Switzerland for the past four years.

More at: http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/PUBLIC/WHATSON/exhibitions.php?item=232#artitectural-production