Magazine article Artforum International

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Magazine article Artforum International

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"Quelle architecture pour Mars?" asks the title of Dominique Gonzalez Foerster's May 4-July 28 exhibition at Le Consortium, Dijon. The show will survey ten years' work by Gonzalez-Foerster, Martian arts exponent, Japanophile, and creator of immersive, atmospheric environments. Past installations have magicked viewers to enchanted islands and a Ginza celebration, and simulated thunderstorms; her Dijon show promises new works as well as old. At the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, visitors will be plunged into "Space Odysseys: Sensation and Immersion" (Aug. 18-Oct. 21). Bruce Nauman's Triangle Room, 1978/80, Gary Hill's Tall Ships, 1992, and Mariko Mori's Link, 2000, are just a few of the offerings in this exploration of the physical, spiritual, and virtual dimensions of space. In Castello, Spain, between June 28 and September 16, the Espai d'Art Contemporani's exhibition "Other Urban 'Natures': Architecture Is (Now) Geography" likewise thinks afresh about the experience and construction of space. Redefining architecture as interdisciplinary node rather than autonomous specialty, it will interweave anthropology, new technologies, cultural studies, biogenetics, and physical theory in its presentation of experimental urban projects by an international lineup of architects, including Spaniard Eduardo Arroyo and American Greg Lynn. "Archilab 2001" (Site des Subsistances Militaires, Orleans, May 12-June 30) assembles a galaxy of architectural treats: ninety architect teams from eighteen countries will use drawings, models, video, and installation media to present individual projects from concept via development to realization. …

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