April 21, 2014 - 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine - 10th anniversary exhibition features Gianni Pettena
April 21, 2014

10th anniversary exhibition features Gianni Pettena

Gianni Pettena, Forgiving Architecture, 2014. Sketch for 49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine, Gianni Pettena Studio. © the artist.

Gianni Pettena: Forgiving Architecture
16 May–09 June, 2014

X years in an undisciplined place
Friday, 16 May 2014, 7pm–midnight

49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
1bis rue des Trinitaires 
F-57000 Metz 
France

www.fraclorraine.org

Who better to celebrate the anniversary at 49 Nord 6 Est than an anarchitect! FRAC Lorraine, a singular, unclassifiable place, enjoys subverting and mixing up knowledge, and above all, experimenting. There is no one better than Gianni Pettena to transform this space and its perception by creating an airy, mercurial installation that goes against the grain of centuries-old, static architecture…

By proposing to hide the building that has housed FRAC Lorraine for the past ten years, Pettena’s gesture renews the poetics of the site’s inauguration. Hans Schabus’s labyrinth of white cardboard is still fresh in our memory as are the many performances in the form of a manifesto at the launching of FRAC. Since then, FRAC has not wavered from its goals: initiating new curatorial practices by inviting the audience to act and react; combining knowledge and sensory experiments; anticipating and explaining social, ecological, and philosophical changes…

For ten years, FRAC has constantly challenged clichés and stereotypes about art and culture. Welcome!

 

Gianni Pettena (b. 1940, Bolzano, Italy) is one of the foremost representatives of Radical Architecture. Artist, architect, designer, professor, historian and critic of architecture, he thinks of himself above all as an “anarchitect.” For him, architecture must free itself from constraints of construction in order to remain creative and capable of interpreting social transformations. Convinced of the necessity of rethinking the meaning of architecture as a discipline, he supports “artists who construct and architects who draw.”

 

49 Nord 6 Est – Frac Lorraine
1bis rue des Trinitaires 
F-57000 Metz 
France
Monday–Sunday 11am–7pm
Free admission
Group visits in English upon request: mediation [​at​] fraclorraine.org

Complete schedule of events is available on our website.

The Frac Lorraine enjoys financial backing from the Lorraine Regional Council and the DRAC Lorraine at the Ministry of Culture and Communication.

 

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