Artists

Denmark

Anne Solitander
Concreteness

16.11.15 04.12.15

Anne Solitander (architect and visual artist from Denmark) will develop a research project focused on the brutalist architecture of Buenos Aires through photography and photogravure. The exploration of the brutalist world will allow her to continue the overlapping between the two languages ​​- the one of architecture and the one of visual arts- besides knowing our city.

ARTIST STATEMENT

The project consists of a series of photogravure prints that explores brutalist architecture. The project is intended to depict many pieces of brutalist architecture from all over the world, but start out in Buenos Aires – the home to  some of the most fascinating ones.

Notorious for its lack of concern for the specific contexts,  brutalist architecture is more of an expression of the relations between solid and void, the clarity of form and an articulation of materials than geographic location. A certain timelessness and placelessness pervades the buildings  and dissolves the specific locations making the architecture speak of bigger themes than its mere function and what is in its close neighbourhood.

The photogravures serve, moreover, as a great contrast to what they are depicting – the brutalist architecture.

Whereas the architecture is hard, solid and permanent the photogravure prints are more ephemeral, tangible and different every time they are printed.

In my experiments with the printing process I would like to enhance these features of the technique, making the motif sometimes vanish completely and other times appear more clear.

It will be an investigation of the tangible/impermanent versus the permanent and firm. The tangible features of the photograph such as daylight and the materials will merge with results of the tangible print and create a new situation that is not located a specific place, but rather a condition at a certain time.

BIO
Anne Solitander Bohlbro
1988 | Copenhagen, Denmark.

STUDIES 
2015 | Architect MAA, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. Department of Art  &  Architecture, Denmark.
Studied visual communication, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Denmark.

EXHIBITIONS
Kunstnernes Eftersårsudstilling, KE15, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning.
2015 | Graduation Exhibition, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Denmark.
Parsifal Stop Motion, Stop-motion film and scenographic installation, Group exhibition Hotel Pro Forma.
Reconstruction of Memories, Dias / installation piece, Group exhibition Hotel Pro Forma.
Space Time, Installation piece,  Group exhibition Hotel Pro Forma.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

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International Airport

Ministro Pistarini- Ezeiza (EZE)
Buenos Aires
45' to 60' trip

Domestic Airport

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Buenos Aires

Buses

38, 39, 41, 42, 59, 63, 65, 67, 68, 151, 152, 161, 184, 194 and 168 (stop in the front door)

Subway/Metro

D Line (Green)
Olleros Station (4 blocks, 4')

Train

Mitre Line (either to Leon Suarez or Mitre)
Colegiales Station (1 block, 1')

The Latin America's Paris

Buenos Aires is Argentine Republic's capital city. With 15,000,000 inhabitants, it is one of the largest cities in Latin America and one of the 10 most populous urban centers in the world. Its cosmopolitan and urban character vibrates to the rhythm of a great cultural offer that includes monuments, churches, museums, art galleries, opera, music and theaters; squares, parks and gardens with old groves; characteristic neighborhoods; large shopping centers and fairs. Here we also find a very good lodging facilities, with accommodation ranging from hostels to five-star hotels of the main international chains. Buenos Aires also show off about its variety of restaurants with all the cuisines of the world, as well as to have cafes and flower kiosks on every corner.

A neighborhood founded on the Jesuit farms in the 17th century

We are located in Colegiales neighborhood where the tree-lined streets, some of which still have their original cobblestones, invite you to walk. Although the apartment buildings advance, low houses still predominate. It is a district of the city where about 20 TV production companies, design studios, artist workshops and the Rock&Pop radio have been located. The neighborhood also has six squares, one of which pays homage to Mafalda, the Flea Market, shops, restaurants and cafes like its neighboring Barrios de Palermo and Belgrano, with which it limits.

Proyecto´ace
Artist-in-Residence International Program

2023 Open Call #1
Residencies 2023
Deadline January 31st, 2023

 

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