Artist Pablo Bronstein in conversation with Tom Emerson and Stephanie Macdonald from 6a Architects for the first of an ongoing series of informal talks programmed by ArtReview Magazine in collaboration with the ICA, 26 June 2011
“London is not a city that was designed, like Paris. It’s a city that just continues accumulating stuff… London just resists being organized.” Tom Emerson, 6a Architects
The evening’s visitors cuddled together in the ICA studio, designed by 6a Architects. Not so much cuddling perhaps, but a very pleasant and chilled-out atmosphere accompanied by a live orchestra outside (lucky chance).
Topics discussed were of course Pablo Bronstein’s work – 6a Architects work – Purpose and consequence of space/architecture/design – Silly trends in architecture & art and Bronstein’s dealer’s sudden weakness for retro furniture -The wet digital dream not which is not so wet anymore – Bronstein’s desire: a Bungalow
[“The Regency style of architecture refers primarily to buildings built in Britain during the period in the early 19th century when George IV was Prince Regent, and also to later buildings following the same style. The style corresponds to the Biedermeier style in the German-speaking lands, Federal style in the United States and to the French Empire style.” Wikipedia]
The ArtReview crowd is cool, down to earth and funky, so it is worth attending again and again. On top of that, a free issue of the latest number of ArtReview was handed out at the end. I lost mine half way through the reading thanks to an old lady with a plastic bag full of liquid coffee… But fortunately a digital archive of ArtReview Magazine can be found on: www.artreviewdigital.com
Further, there are many layers to Pablo Bronstein’s exhibition at the ICA to explore.
Conclusion: Personal, Inspiring & Educating