If only I understood Portuguese … this film shows excepts from Filipa César’s piece ‘Porto 1975’ which is captivating film I watched a couple of weeks ago at the Newlyn Exchange Gallery. It is shot from a visitors perspecive of one of Alvaro Siza’s social housing projects.
Filipa Cesar’sPorto 1975, a lingering high definition portrait of Bouça, the social housing project in Porto, draws in at the end of the video many threads of its place in recent Portuguese political and social history; the revolution, SAAL, the subsequent fame of the architects and final completion of the estate 30 years later.
Viaduct in London will be showcasing the work of Ferdinand Kramer, without a doubt regarded as one of the most significant architects and designers from the early period of modernism and post-war modernism.
Ferdinand Kramer’s furniture was originally designed between 1925 and 1959 and his progressive and enduring designs were considered pioneering. His famous “Knock-Down” series was the fore-runner to today’s flat-pack furniture. From daybeds to side tables, from coat racks to chairs; solid wood and woven leather combine with neutrals and contemporary brights to create an original and inspiring environment in Viaduct’s dedicated gallery space.
14 - 22 September 2012 via Viaduct1-10 Summers Street, London, EC1R 5BD