Hauser & Wirth Somerset has launched a season of exhibitions, events and installations to explore the boundary where art and architecture meet and cross over, and a competition for young architects to redesign and develop an out-building in Bruton.
The season kicked off with the installation of the Radić Pavilion (the Serpentine Gallery 2014 Pavilion), designed by Chilean architect Smiljan Radić, at Durslade Farm, Bruton.
Meanwhile, Susan Philipsz, an artist known for her sound works, is creating a site-specific installation inspired by the old English architecture of the Threshing Barn at Durslade Farm. Susan has developed four different sound works based around themes of dance and movement that will play in repertory; each work weaves lyrics and unravels tones, so that the visitor's perception shifts from the intimacy of the voice, to the architecture of the barn, and the Cloister courtyard beyond it.
Also running till the 21st June is an exhibition of architectural studies and models which will take place in the Workshop and Pigsty galleries. 'LAND MARKS: Structures for a Poetic Universe' is curated by Nicholas Olsberg and Markus Lähteenmäki, and explores the boundaries between sculpture and architecture and the power of structures to transform the landscape and the city into poetic environments – ranging from a Rococo fountain to a 'living- capsule' for the electronic age.
In March and June, Hauser and Wirth is hosting a series of talks entitled 'Converging Lines: Art, Architecture & Design' at the pavilion. Speakers include Smiljan Radić, architect, Luis Laplace, lead architect of Hauser & Wirth Somerset, and Ab Rogers, designer and Head of Interior Design at the Royal College of Art.
Also on display is Dan Graham's 'S-Curve' (2001), installed in the Farmyard. Hauser and Wirth says Its placement there engages with the local context, landscape and architecture of the existing buildings. Graham's pavilions are said to blur the line between sculpture and architecture. 'S-Curve' comprises steel, glass and two-way mirror, creating diverse optical effects only seen through the interaction of the viewer.
Finally, as part of Architecture Season, Hauser & Wirth Somerset has launched an architecture competition entitled The Shed Project, which offers young architects the opportunity to redesign and develop an original out-building located next to the Maltings studio space in Bruton town centre. The Shed will be used by creative practitioners working with Hauser & Wirth Somerset as part of its residency programme. The competition is open to all architecture graduates under the age of thirty-five and will be judged by a panel of individuals from within the creative industries, including writer and collector Niall Hobhouse; graphic designer John McConnell; journalist, critic and curator Justin McGuirk; and artist and former professor of sculpture at the Royal College of Art, Richard Wentworth. The panel will be chaired by Edward Workman, Hauser & Wirth, Director of Global Property.
Photo: Ken Adlard. Radić Pavilion, designed by Smiljan Radić, 2014, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, 2015.
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