EXPLORING DEAD BUILDINGS - RUINS OF THE FUTURE
Exploring Dead Buildings – Ruins of the Future
Faustino’s ongoing series Exploring Dead Buildings will present a film shot in Beirut/Lebanon about the vibrant dilemma between existence and resistance of the streets and communities. This screening will be followed by an open discussion/conversation between guest speakers as respondents and the public.
With Didier Fiúza Faustino, Marc Leschelier, Troy Conrad Therrien and moderated by Pelin Tan.
Didier Fiúza Faustino is an artist-architect and the director of Mésarchitecture studio, based between Lisbon and Paris. His work, taking shape of installations, sculptures, scenography, films, editorial projects, temporary architecture, or built-work, transcends borders of society, design, art, and architecture by exploring the relationship between body and space. The first institutional exhibition surveying almost thirty years of his practice, curated by Pelin Tan, is now on view at maat – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (Lisbon), and coincides with the release of Architecture for Disquiet Bodies (Lars Müller Publishers), which provides an overview of more than twenty-five years of his work. Faustino was awarded the Pierre Cardin Prize (Architecture) of the Academy of Fine Arts/Institut de France in 2018 and the Architecture Silver Medal of the Dejean Prize 2010 by the French Academy of Architecture, and is part of Le French Design 100. He is represented by Michel Rein Paris/Brussels and Galeria Filomena Soares, in Lisbon.
Marc Leschelier: b. 1984, lives and works in Paris. His work has recently been exhibited at Sized during Frieze Art Fair Los Angeles (2022), The SkateRoom with Michèle Lamy during Art Bruxelles (2022), and at Spazio Maiocchi in Milan (2022). In collaboration with Galerie Philippe Gravier, he built a pavilion in the prestigious Château de Vez (2022). Marc inaugurated two permanent constructions in France, in the sculpture park Piacé le Radieux (2021) and in the private property of Château du Feÿ (2019) in Burgundy. Five other ephemeral constructions have been realised during exhibitions or biennials. Marc participated in the Venice Architecture Biennale (2021) with a project commissioned by the Italian Pavilion virtual program. He also participated in the Tallinn Art Biennial (2020), opened his first solo exhibition in Vienna at Magazin (2020), and exhibited at the Villa Noailles in Hyères the same year (2020).
Pelin Tan is a Turkish sociologist and art historian based in Turkey. She has curated exhibitions, publications and events all over the world. She is currently involved in the following projects: Urgent Pedagogies by IASPIS (Stockholm, Sweden) and Cosmological Gardens: Land, Cultivation, Care by CAD+SR (Spoleto). Tan is a professor at Batman University (Turkey), a senior researcher at the Center for Arts, Design and Social Research (Boston), and researcher at the Department of Architecture, School of Engineering, Thessaly University (Greece, 2021–2026).