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Archizines: Architectural Association. 5 November – 14 December 2011

ARCHIZINES celebrates and promotes the recent resurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing from around the world. From photo-copied and print-on-demand newsletters such as Another Pamphlet, Scapegoat and Preston is My Paris, to beautiful magazines such as Mark, Spam and PIN-UP. The exhibition, curated by Elias Redstone, originated as an online project and showcases 60 architecture magazines, fanzines and journals from over 20 countries. From Australia … Continue reading

Salon de Refuse Olympique: Friday 30th September – Sunday 2nd October 2011. London

An Olympian marathon of salon debates documenting and highlighting critical creative responses to the official London 2012 Olympic Games site and Cultural Olympiad. This will also present an overview, history and critique of the Cultural Olympiad and in doing so will argue against the corporatisation of urban space. The critical work, projects and ideas will be published … Continue reading

Joseph Kosuth: ‘The Mind’s Image of Itself #3’ a play of architecture and the mind’. 10/09/11 – 01/10/11. Spruth Magers London

Joseph Kosuth’s site-specific project ‘The Mind’s Image of Itself #3’ a play of architecture and the mind’, has transformed the Victorian gallery interior of Sprüth Magers in Mayfair, into a ‘house of ideas’. The installation is composed of a wallpapered architectural plan of the exhibition space. The artist has filled the space with 150 meticulously selected quotes … Continue reading

Pierre Derks: Miniscule Blue Helmets on a Massive Quest

Early in 2009, blue helmeted soldiers began to appear in various parts of the world. Each in a different type of urban space, each in a different formation, sometimes as a platoon sometimes as lone individuals – more often than not, rifle poised to fire. The soldiers are in actuality small toy-like plastic model soldiers, … Continue reading

Will Self: Brixton Speaks. Arts and Creative Lighting. Electric Avenue, Brixton, London

Brixton Speaks is a public artwork by the writer Will Self. “Brixton Speaks is an artwork intended to reflect back at the people who live, work and shop in Brixton Market. Over a month-long period in early summer of 2009, fragments of speech were noted down on Electric Avenue, in the arcades, and along Brixton Road. … Continue reading