L’Image Habitable (The Livable Image) - Version A
curator Nikola Jankovic *
Center for Contemporary Image, Saint-Gervais Geneva

1.9.02 - 13.10.02

            Centre for Contemporary Images

The first unit of “The Livable Image” is more an exhibition of images by architects than an exhibition on architecture. Yet the show does not aim to underscore the “inhabitability” that characterizes every image, making use of conventional representations of architecture and industrial design - plans, perspectives, models and so on.

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MVRDV, Pig City, concept, research and design, Rotterdam, 2001

Rather, the particular type of architectural imagery displayed in the exhibition tends to highlight the way the spatiality of the “new images” modifies, under the influence of the visual arts and the breakthroughs in computer and video equipment, the stylistic expression of some today’s most forward-looking architects.
We have put together a panel of five architecture firms that are representative of the diversity of contemporary culture and design.
The show will take shape around five “drive-in carpets,” that is, five white carpets that rise up from the floor against the wall. These comfortable installations invite viewers to “enter” these livable images both concretely and metaphorically.

Architecture studios:
Décosterd+Rahm, Associés (CH)
Diller & Scofidio (USA)
Hiroyuki Futai (JP)
R&Sie... (F)

*Nikola Jankovic
Architect DPLG (1993) and art critic. He teaches at the École Supérieure d'Art in Grenoble and at the École Spéciale d'Architecture (Paris).