Ucrainian artists Vitality and Elena Vasilieva staged and photographed a post-modern future predicting an art and architecture apocalypse. The project features four architectural icons and art epicenters by Frank Lloyd Wright, Oscar Niemeyer, Renzo Piano and Kazuyo Sejima.
Niteroy Contemporary Art Museum of by Oscar Niemeyer is overwhlmed by the aftermaths of a snowstorm. New York Guggenheim Museum by Frank Lloyd Wright is on the verge to fall down a cliff or buried by mounds of sand.
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SANAA by Kazuyo Sejima stands up solitarily and seems to be drifted away by the sea. Almost completely submerged by ashes of Paris, Centre Pompidou by Piano & Rogers hardly holds it together whislt a sand storm blows through it.
Driven by an artsy sweet tooth, Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves baked, sugar-coated and modeled the architecture of some of the most iconic art museums.
“Today we are witnessing the collapse of the basic cultural patterns and mechanisms that shaped civilization over the last century. Spirit of apocalypses holds sway over modern culture and slowly infecting everything around. We have to be objective and accept that old institutes and cultural models are being destroyed by new, still not quite clear, but obviously other worlds” comment Vitality and Elena Vasilieva.
“How art is going to exist in this context of desperation and pessimism that overwhelmes majority of our society? In what way it will be expressed? How will this virus affect art?”
“I believe that art is the key to renewal, the button that will slow the progress – just exactly what we do really need. To make a difference we have to be Art, to live Art we have to turn our existence into Art”
The art and architecture apocalypse project is debuted at Time Space Existence exhibition at Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora the Venice Architecture Biennale.
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