Exhibitions, Interludes and Essays
An inspiring insight into the work and working environment of young architectural firms in Latin America, and an exploratuon of practices of exhibiting architecture
1st edition, 2018
Text English and Spanish
312 pages, 77 color and 61 b/w illustrations
18 x 23 cm
In cooperation with LIGA – Space for Architecture, Mexico City
Exposed Architecture offers an overview of work by young architects in Latin America. It is published in collaboration with LIGA – Space for Architecture in Mexico City. Founded in 2011, LIGA is an independent initiative for the promotion of contemporary architecture in Latin America by staging exhibitions and conferences and by publishing books on selected topics.
The book's first part documents innovative exhibitions created between 2012 and 2016 by twelve firms from Argentina, Brazil/Uruguay, Chile, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, and from Portugal at LIGA’s exhibition space in Mexico in images and brief texts. The second part recounts six “Interludes”—public events such as lectures, installations, performances, or studio visits—that for an essential part of LIGA’s program, shedding light at practice and aesthetics in contemporary Latin American architecture.
The third part comprises short essays by curators from a range of institutions. They offer individual perspectives of exhibiting architecture, which has become a self-contained disciplinary topic in recent years. Contributors include Agnaldo Farias, Barry Bergdoll, Carlos Minguez Carrasco, Daniel Fernández Pascual, Florencia Rodriguez, Anna Puigjaner and Jorge Munguia, Rory Hyde, Tina Dicarlo, and Wonne Ickx, as well as two interviews with local protagonists. They look at key aspects and topics against a backdrop of manifold difficulties and challenges the region poses for the production and communication of architecture.