The artist and architect Didier Faustino in Ottawa [fr]

Didier Fiuza Faustino
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Sky is the limit – Corée du Sud

Roger Connah

* Nikola Jankovic * Andrew King * Ryan Stec

November 21, 6 p.m. – National Gallery of Canada
in English
Free admission

As part of the Vis-à-vis Architecture series, the artist/architect Didier Faustino shared his inspiration and his avant-garde creations, between art and architecture, absolute freedom and total constraint, on November 21 at 6 p.m. at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Moderated by Roger Connah, the Associate Director (Graduate School) of the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, and featuring Nikola Jankovic, the French architect and art critic, Ryan Stec, VJ and Artistic Director of Artengine (Ottawa), and Andrew King, a Montreal-based artist and architect.

“An experience of body and its physical and political constraints”

Didier Faustino is a metaphysician-architect—“My architecture is the result of an experience of the body, of its physical and political constraints, and its topomorphic exploration”—an architect who refuses to be locked in an inert practice and who opens himself to all fields of knowledge.

Mixing perspectives and drawing new resources from contemporary art, Faustino offers an independent architecture “that does not yield to what we believe are our needs, but to others that may be more essential to us.” This is an architecture that gives a central place to the body and to the heightening of the senses.

Invited to both art and architecture biennales, in places such as Venice, Beijing and Sao Paolo, Didier Faustino continues to stake his ground and takes us on an exploration that is as much spatial as it is social.

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National Gallery
380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1A 0G8

Coordinated by the French Embassy in Ottawa and the Institut Français, along with the Azrieli School of Architecture & urbanism.

Sponsored by AZURE Magazine


Vis-a-Vis Architecture is to show the diversity of architectural knowledge, cultures, and practices in France and in Canada, and to foster a dialogue between the major stakeholders of our two countries.


Conception and organisation:

French Embassy in Canada
Consulate General of France in Moncton
Consulate General of France in Québec
Consulate General of France in Toronto
Consulate General of France in Vancouver
Institut français

Contacts at the French Embassy in Ottawa:

More information :

Vis-à-Vis Architecture, when France and Canada connect architects : Six architects from France, Six cities in Canada
(September 21 – November 24, 2011)

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