Spring 2015 students reporters_week 2

BCN NEWS:

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Ai Weiwei Art Exhibit – La Virreina Centre de la Imatge

The exhibit presents the scope of Ai Weiwei’s artistic career, from his beginnings in 1980s New York to his present day status as the best known and most influential Chinese artist. Ai Weiwei makes use of a number of artistic practices, including photography and documentary film, sculpture, design and architecture.

Reporting:

Meaghan Gilliam, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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EUROPE NEWS:

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On 29 July 2015 it will be exactly 125 years since Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) died to honor the artist, The Van Gogh Year 2015 Programme is being celebrated in 4 countries in Europe consisting of exhibitions and cultural events.  Different work will be featured in each of the 4 museums.

January 24-May 17 _Museum of Fine Arts, Mons, Belgium _“ Van Gogh in the Borinage, the birth of an artist

January 24-April 26 _Noordbrabants Museum, Verwersstraat , NL_ “Design from the Country of The Potato Eaters

February 21-May 17 _Noordbrabants Museum, Verwersstraat , NL_ Hockney, Picasso, Tinguely and other highlights from the Kunstsammlung Würth

April 25-September 27 _Kroller-Muller Museum, Otterlo, NL_ Van Gogh & Co

Reporting:

Allie Williams, Clemson University Graduate Arch. student

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BAC SEMINARS NEWS

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Roman  City of Barcino

In theory class we covered the Roman city of Barcino and what is still visible today of the old Roman city which includes the two aqueducts, necropolis, city walls, four doors, gate towers and the three columns of the Temple of Augustus. Barcino was a wealthy city linked to the trading of wine, ham, olive oil and oysters due to its close proximity to the port.

Reporting:

Meaghan Gilliam, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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BAC DESIGN STUDIO NEWS

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Tour of Castell Montjuic / Barcelona Pavillion

The tour of Castell Montjuic and its strategic position over the geography of Barcelona was evident as we toured the grounds and viewed the expansive landscape of Barcelona nestled between mountains and the sea. We visited many sites this day, but the most memorable was Mies Van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavillion, whose revolutionary ideas inspired sleek, innovative designs of the modern movement.

Reporting:

Meaghan Gilliam, Texas A&M University Undergraduate Arch. student

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Culture report.indd

Site Visit to La Escocesa Art Factory and existing protected industrial heritage site. As a recap we learned the history of the site as well as the current use by artists. The visit was significant for understanding the history and culture for our intervention to the site and really experiencing the feelings and emotions that the site gives us.

Reporting:

Allie Williams, Clemson University Graduate Arch. student

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