Open Program 2012

Invited Artist

Cartography of a Party

Invited Artist Dani Terzano

Venue Espai Barberí, Calle Fontanella 26, 17800 Olot (Girona)

Dates From August 3 to 28, 2012

Daniel Terzano García (Ibiza, 1975) is an architect from the School of Architecture of Valles of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), 2005. In 2000 he obtained an Erasmus Scholarship for the Tampere University of Technology, Finland. He has directed the magazine of the ETSAV for which he has interviewed architects such as Enrique Norten and Peter Zumthor. He has collaborated with leading studios in Spain such as Ruiz Larrea y Asociados in Madrid or Espinet / Ubach Arquitectes i associats in Barcelona. In 2003 he was a professor of the Introduction to Architecture course at ETSAV. From 2008 to 2009 he studied the master’s degree in Art History of Architecture and the City of the Josep Maria Rovira Chair. He is currently writing his thesis on creative processes and projecting a house in Timimoun la Rouge in Algeria from his own studio in Barcelona. He has designed the scenography for the play by Marcos García Barrero Que al fin respire. He continues to paint human cartographies of his friends and carve out logs of firewood.


Cartography of a Party

cartography. (Derived from letter and -graphy). The science or practice of drawing maps.

blank map. (From b. Lat. mappa, towel, plan of a rustic farm). Map without written names of places or geographical features that serves for the teaching of geography.

In the cave of Chauvet, in the southeast of France, a spectacular bestiary walks through different galleries. Among rhinoceroses, horses or mammoths it is surprising to find those hands traced in white on the walls against a reddish outline of iron oxide. Someone, 35,000 years ago, supported an open palm and with the other hand (or helped by another) held the cane through which the rust blew. It is known that the hand was the part of the body that became the instrument of domination and that always enjoyed enormous importance in the primitive magical rituals. Some experts believe that the important thing is not the paintings themselves but the act of covering the hand and the immediately adjacent surfaces with paint. It was the moment in which the imprint was carried out, more than the prints themselves, what really mattered.

Daniel Terzano expresses, delineating them, not only the hands but the entire bodies of those around him whom he chooses for various reasons. Many of their models, which freely decide the position in which they want to be profiled, choose to support one or two hands on the canvas. As thirty thousand years ago, another of the participants delineates the body. No doubt there is a ritual, because Daniel Terzano sometimes sets the scene with concrete music and always maintains a constant ceremony in the performance. In those prehistoric caves, the entire community could take part in the process. Daniel Terzano participates and makes the members of “his” community participate in the process. Daniel Terzano shows us a personal atlas, made up of the geographies of the people around him, in different degrees of relationship according to each canvas, as well as the blank map of his own body.

Unlike the geographical charts, in Daniel’s proposal lies the palimpsest: interactions, strange perspectives that provide disturbing profiles, which are rather recognizable. It shows us the suggestion of reflections, of transparent bodies, in which the skin is absent, except, and it is not little, at the moment of shaping the image, just when the hand that draws the contour verifies the veracity, the solidity of the flesh: its reality. If the prehistoric painter would outline his hand perhaps to record his existence or his astonishment for his own being, Daniel does so to attest not only to his passage through this world (he also appears in this work) but also to that of the people around you. In his vital geography, the protagonists or, in this case participants of a party, celebrate life, friendship, joy, outside and inside the painting, and they do so by showing an aesthetic sense.

Excerpt from the text by Mar Gutiérrez Rubio, Expert in Antiques and Contemporary Art

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Iñaki Alday & Margarita Jover

Founders of aldayjover arquitectura y paisaje
FAD City and Landscape Award 2009
 Architecture and Landscape
Lecture Catastrophe and Creation

August 7, 2012

Iñaki Alday (Zaragoza, 1965) graduated from the ETSA Vallés of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He is a Full Professor with Tenure, being named Quesada Professor of Architecture of the School of Architecture of the University of Virginia in the United States since 2011. Previously he had been associate professor of Architectural Design in the ETSAV-UPC. He is author of the books Aprendiendo de todas sus casas and ARQ CAT, and El Parque del Agua together with Margarita Jover. He founded and directed the magazine Z Arquitectura between 2003 and 2005.

Margarita Jover (Paris, 1969) graduated from the ETSA Vallés of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). She is currently Professor of Design at the School of Architecture of the University of Virginia in the United States, with extensive prior teaching experience at UPC, ETSAV-UPC and the BAU Design School. She has been member of international juries as the Europan competition 2009 and the FAD Awards 2010.

aldayjover architecture and landscape was founded in 1996 in Barcelona and has a second headquarter in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. The firm deals with works of public architecture and landscape with a careful approach to place and specific. They has received, among others, the FAD Award for City and Landscape 2009, the UITP 2012 Award for best urban integration to the realization of the path of the tram in Zaragoza awarded by the International Association of the Public Transport, the European Award for Public Urban Space 2002, and the García Mercadal Architecture Award 2001-2005.

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Josep Maria Montaner

Architecture Critic
 Architecture and Landscape
Lecture RCR and the Landscape: Ecotopes and Field of Crop, Diagrams and Atmospheres

August 9, 2012

 Josep Maria Montaner (Barcelona, 1954) is PhD Architect and holds a Chair of Architectural Composition of the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB-UPC). He codirects with Zaida Muxí the Master Laboratory for Housing of the 21st Century. He has given courses and lectures in Europe, America and Asia. He is the author of more than thirty books, some of them several times reissued, such as Después del Movimiento Moderno (1993); La modernidad superada (1997, new revised and expanded edition 2011); Arquitectura y crítica (1999); Sistemas arquitectónicos contemporáneos (2008), and Arquitectura y política. Ensayos para mundos alternativos (2011, with Zaida Muxí), all of them issued at Editorial Gustavo Gili. He collaborates in the newspapers El País and La Vanguardia, for what he has received the National Award of Urbanism to the journalistic initiative 2005 of the Ministry of Housing, and publishes in national and international journals. Currently he is part of the Government of the Barcelona City Council and is, among other charges, Councilor of Housing.

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Hisao Suzuki

Founder of Nature Urban Architecture Art (nuaa) / Hisao Suzuki Photography
Program Audiovisual and Photography
Lecture Light, Landscape and Architecture

August 15, 2012

Hisao Suzuki (Yamagata, Japan, 1957) is a Japanese photographer who lives in Barcelona for more than 30 years. Since 1993 he collaborates with the architectural journal El Croquis, becoming their principal photographer and contributing significantly to the recognition of the magazine as one of the most prestigious and international publications on contemporary architecture.

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Fuensanta Nieto & Enrique Sobejano

Founders of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Alvar Aalto Medal 2015
Aga Khan Architecture Award 2010
 Architecture and Landscape
Lecture Combinatory Spaces

August 30, 2012

Enrique Sobejano (Madrid, 1957) is an architect from the School of Architecture in Madrid (ETSAM)  and a Master of Science in Building Design from the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning (GSAPP), Columbia University of New York, USA. He is currently a professor of projects at the Universität der Künste (UdK) in Berlin, Germany. He has been a visiting professor and lecturer in various universities and institutions inside and outside of Spain. From 1986 to 1991 he was, together with Fuensanta Nieto, co-director of the Architecture magazine of the Official College of Architects of Madrid. Preside and participate in international conferences and juries.
Fuensanta Nieto (Madrid, 1957) is an architect from the School of Architecture in Madrid (ETSAM) and a Master of Science in Building Design from the Graduate School of Architecture and Planning (GSAPP), Columbia University of New York, USA. She is currently a professor of projects at the School of Architecture of the European University of Madrid. He lectures on architecture and participates in juries and symposiums in various institutions around the world.
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos was born in 1985 and has offices in Madrid and Berlin. His work has been published in numerous Spanish and international magazines and books and has been exhibited, among other places, in the Venice Biennial (2000, 2002, 2006 and 2012), the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York (2006) ), the Kunsthaus in Graz (2008) and the MAST Foundation in Bologna (2014). They have received the National Award for Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property of the Ministry of Culture 2007, the Nike Award of the BDA (Bund Deutscher Architekten) 2010, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2010, the Piranesi Prix de Rome Prize 2011, the Museum Award European of the Year 2012, the 2012 Hannes Meyer Award and the Alvar Aalto Medal 2015. They are honorary members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). They currently have projects in Germany, Spain, Austria, Estonia, Morocco, China and the United Kingdom. Two monographs have been published on his work, Nieto Sobejano. Memory and Invention in 2013, and Fuensanta Nieto, Enrique Sobejano. Architetture in 2014.

Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos

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