Peter Friedl
Variable Dimensions

8 February - 22 May 2017
Group exhibition

MAAT, Museum Art Architecture Technology, Lisbon, Portugal

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"Variable Dimensions" is a descriptive term commonly used in captions of artworks, especially in the field of contemporary art, but rarely used in the field of architecture, where dimensions are used for construction and hence naturally pre-defined. This exhibit suggests a fresh look on this difference and reinvents dialogues around the relationship between artists and architecture.

Organised by core subjects, it covers topics such as the relationship between contemporary cities and architecture, the virtualisation of urban social relations, different aspects of living and discussions on the home and domestic space, architectural and modernist utopias, and, lastly, works that are directly related to ideas of scale, size and measuring instruments and systems. It showcases historical and contemporary works by artists from different generations and nationalities side by side, whose artwork promotes the discussion on topics that expand or narrow the relationship between art and architecture.PA

The exhibit stems from the publication Artists and Architecture: variable dimensions, published by the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, in Paris, 2015.


Abraham Cruzvillegas, Absalon, Alexandre Périgot, Bertrand Lamarche, Bruce Nauman, Carlos Bunga, Carlos Garaicoa, Cevdet Erek, Charlotte Posenenske, Dan Graham, Daniela Ortiz, David Claerbout, Denicolai & Provoost, Erwin Wurm, Evariste Richer, Farah Atassi, Giovanni Anselmo, Gordon Matta-Clark, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Isa Genzken, James Casebere, John Baldessari, Jorge Méndez Blake, Juan Araujo, Julião Sarmento, Julien Bismuth, Larissa Fassler, Lawrence Weiner, Liam Gillick, Matt Mullican, Mel Bochner, Nathalie Brevet_Hughes Rochette, Nazgol Ansarinia, Olaf Nicolai, Olafur Eliasson, Pedro Cabrita Reis, Peter Downsbrough, Peter Friedl, Pierre Besson, Pierre Huyghe, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rita McBride, Rui Toscano, Saâdane Afif, stanley brouwn, Thomas Bayrle, Thomas Demand, Thomas Ruff, Zachary Formwal.