ON SITE / AVENUE WINSTON CHURCHILL
YONA FRIEDMAN, PROJET POUR UN MUSÉE SANS BÂTIMENT, 2017
In partnership with the Musée d'art contemporain de Rochechouart and the Cneai in Pantin; together with the kind support of Philippe Chiambaretta architect and Ars Ultima - Stein & Guillot Art Foundation, the Jérôme Poggi Gallery presents a monumental Iconostase by Yona FRIEDMAN, which will be built between the Petit and Grand Palais, at Winston Churchill Avenue. Developed since the 1960's, these modular architectures, or "Space Chains", can be developed infinitely, according to a flexible protocol of construction and improvisation. After London, where the Serpentine Gallery invited him in 2016 to build a Summer House, today located in front of Windsor Castle; and Venice, where he built a Mountain during the last Biennale of Architecture; it is in Paris - his adopted city since 1957 - that Yona Friedman will build this Project for a Museum without building, ephemeral and cooperative architecture, made up of thousands of houla houps.
Visitors will be invited to participate in its construction together with a team of mediators, but also to propose images that are dear to them to be hanged at this Museum without building.
SECTEUR GÉNÉRAL / GALERIES SUPÉRIEURES #1.H06
YONA FRIEDMAN & LARISSA FASSLER
IT IS NOT ONLY THE CITY-SCAPE THAT CHANGES?
For its sixth participation in FIAC, Gallery Jérôme Poggi proposes an intergenerational dialogue between Yona FRIEDMAN (born in 1923 in Budapest, living and working in Paris) and Larissa FASSLER (French-Canadian, born in 1975 in Vancouver, living and working in Berlin). Using the title of a famous Slide Show by Yona Friedman, whose original drawings will be exceptionally exhibited for the first time at FIAC, the exhibition highlights the interstices building up the urban space beyond the architectures delimiting it and through the uses made of it by its inhabitants.
Yona FRIEDMAN has been defending for fifty years an architectural and urban concept based on a logic of use and mobility above all, going so far as to design institutions without buildings or architectures without walls. The stand will feature several historical models of Yona Friedman's work, reflecting this innovative thinking of architecture and public space, as well as original drawings of his famous Slide Shows.
In regard, great drawings by Larissa FASSLER will be also on show. Fassler has been mapping public squares around the world for several years now (Place de la Concorde in Paris, Taksim in Istanbul, La Rampa in Havana), showing not only the architecture that surrounds them, but the very life that animates them, embodying the social body through an interlude of trajectories and anecdotes.