Thursday, 25 March 2010
Exhibition: Sublime Flesh Architectural Experiments for Spiritual and Sublime Spaces
Monday 29 March 19.00-21.00
Christ Church Spitalfields is located on the corner of Commercial Street and Fournier Street, London E1 6LY. Nearest tubes are Liverpool St and Aldgate East.
Sublime Flesh Architectural Experiments for Spiritual and Sublime Spaces
Sublime Flesh brings together, for the first time, new designs for contemporary spiritual spaces developed at the Bartlett School of Architecture. A collection of research projects located in international cities including London, Istanbul, Rome, Turin, Lisbon, Havana and Miami, each explores a unique sense of sacredness and the Sublime. The complex nature of these themes is articulated in a series of exquisite models that express a new ornamental, spatial and technological approach and also a reconsidered religious and cultural dimension for contemporary architecture design.
Sacred Spaces have long been the apotheosis of architectural genius; buildings created by some of the greatest names in architectural history in which stylistic and spatial innovations are revealed and new technologies tested and developed. The theory and theology of Sacred Spaces holds renewed interest in the current historic moment where religious faith is under intense scrutiny.
Sublime Spaces are primarily associated with experience bound up in the powers of nature, but as nature has changed throughout the ages, so has our sense of the Sublime. Expressing grand passions and utopian ideas, Sublime spaces illuminate the emotional involvement between the creator and the user of architecture spaces.
Housed in the Nave of Christ Church Spitalfields and displaying designs for churches, mosques and other spiritual spaces, the exhibition will offer a direct dialogue between historic and contemporary theory and practice. The exhibition will be accompanied by a symposium in which contemporary architecture will be discussed in the context of the exhibition. Speakers include Sir Peter Cook, Ali Mangera, Marjan Colletti, Natasha Sandmeier, Robert Harbison, Yael Resiner, Marcos Cruz and Rev Rod Green, curate of Christ Church Spitalfields.
Sponsored by, Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, Christ Church Spitalfields, and Grymsdyke Farm + MESA Studio
Opening reception - Monday 29 March 19.00-21.00
Exhibition continues - 30 March-11 April
Opening Hours - Mon-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 1-6pm
The exhibition is closed on 2 and 3 April Good Friday and Easter Saturday
Exhibition Symposium - Tuesday 6 April 14.30-18.30
Film Screening - Friday 9 April 19.00-21.00
Second Sundays Arts Activities for all ages - Sunday 11 April 14.00-16.00
For further information check http://www.sublimeflesh.blogspot.com/ or contact Lisa-Raine Hunt |020 7426 5363 | firstname.lastname@example.org