The artist and architect Didier Faustino in Ottawa [fr]
* Nikola Jankovic * Andrew King * Ryan Stec
November 21, 6 p.m. – National Gallery of Canada
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.
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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