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EVENT

RECONNECTING CULTURES: THE ARCHITECTURE OF ROCCO DESIGN


Dates:
Thu Nov 14, 2013 18:00 - Sat Dec 14, 2013

Location:
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Model of Bamboo Pavilion, Berlin, 2000. Courtesy of Rocco Design Architects.

14 November–14 December 2013
Private View: Thursday 14 November 2013, 6–8 pm

Rocco Design Architects’ work is grounded in the belief that architecture is the embodiment of culture. Based in Hong Kong—where modern and traditional cultures co-exist, and values from diverging times and places converge and collide—the practice employs different aesthetic and architectural strategies to respond to disparate cultural and physical landscapes.

Through architectural models, photographs and drawings, Reconnecting Cultures explores how Rocco Design Architects gives formal expression to concepts that underpin contemporary culture in both a Chinese and global context: identity, spatiality, community, density, connectivity and materiality.

The exhibition celebrates the publication of Reconnecting Cultures: The Architecture of Rocco Design, a comprehensive survey of Rocco Design Architects’ work to date. To coincide with the exhibition, WORK has also produced a special edition of Paperwork journal and the tenth limited edition print in the WORK Edition Series, both available through PAPERWORK Bookshop.

Two AfterWORK Events have been scheduled to coincide with the exhibition.

Rocco Yim Guest Lecture at Central Saint Martins
Friday 15 November 2013, 6–8 pm

Founding co-director of Rocco Design Architects, Rocco Yim, will give a guest lecture at Central Saint Martins. Jeremy Till, Head of Central Saint Martins and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Arts, London will introduce the lecture.

PLEASE NOTE: This event will take place at the LVMH Lecture Theatre, Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA.

Tickets are free but must be reserved online at http:/roccoyimdesign.eventbrite.co.uk

Rocco Yim will be signing copies of the recent monograph of the work of Rocco Design Architects publishing by Black Dog Publishing following the discussion.

Rocco Yim in Conversation with Paul Finch at WORK Gallery
Saturday 16 November 2013, 3¬¬–4.30 pm

Rocco Yim, founding co-director of Rocco Design Architects, in conversation with Paul Finch, editorial director of the Architects' Journal and the Architectural Review, and programme director of the World Architecture Festival. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Reconnecting Cultures: The Architecture of Rocco Design at WORK Gallery.

RSVP to press@workgallery.co.uk as seating for this event is limited.

Rocco Yim will be signing copies of the recent monograph of the work of Rocco Design Architects publishing by Black Dog Publishing following the discussion. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Opening hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 12–5.30 pm


EVENT

Luis Jacob: In a Material World


Dates:
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:00 - Sat Nov 02, 2013

Location:
London , United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

WORK is pleased to present In a Material World, the first solo exhibition in the United Kingdom by contemporary Canadian artist Luis Jacob.

Jacob uses processes of visual association, framing and editing to liberate images and objects from existing systems and draw attention to the conditions of spectatorship. In a Material World explores the concepts of the “look” and the “encounter”. Creating tensions and dislocations of meaning between elements, the exhibition engages with the complex ways in which we relate to the objects around us.

The exhibition coincides with the launch of the new publication Luis Jacob: Seeing and Believing, an illustrated monograph on Jacob’s work by Black Dog Publishing.


EVENT

WORK Christmas Sale and Late Opening


Dates:
Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:00 - Thu Dec 20, 2012

Location:
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Join us in our Christmas celebrations at WORK Gallery and PAPERWORK Bookshop, where we will be offering a mouth-watering discount of 75 per cent on all titles by our affiliate publishers Black Dog Publishing and Artifice Books on Architecture, plus 50 per cent off all Critical Theory titles and all artists' books.

Choose from a selection of perfect gift ideas and stocking fillers, brand new releases, and a handful of rare and out-of-print titles.

We are also offering 50 per cent off WORK Editions Nos. 1–8, our limited edition print series featuring artworks by London Fieldworks, Bob and Roberta Smith, Suzanne Treister, Brian Grimwood, Haus-Rucker-Co., and more.

Join us from 12–8 pm and grab a fantastic bargain!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Current exhibition:
NULL OBJECT: Gustav Metzger thinks about nothing. A Project by London Fieldworks.


EVENT

Late Night Christmas Shopping at WORK


Dates:
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:00 - Thu Dec 20, 2012

Location:
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Late Night Shopping: Thursday 13 and 20 December, 12–8 pm

For two nights this Christmas, pop down to WORK to take advantage of our amazing offers on limited edition prints and art books and catch the fantastic new exhibition after hours.

Unmissable discounts of 75 per cent on all titles by our affiliate publishers Black Dog Publishing and Artifice Books on Architecture and 50 per cent off our selection of Critical Theory and artists' books. Choose from a host of perfect gift ideas and stocking fillers, plus new releases, bestsellers and rare books.

There will be a discount of 50 per cent on our limited edition print series, WORK Edition Nos. 1–8.


EVENT

NULL OBJECT: Gustav Metzger thinks about nothing - A Project by London Fieldworks


Dates:
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:00 - Sat Feb 09, 2013

Location:
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

NULL OBJECT will exhibit the results of the collaboration between London Fieldworks (Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson) and internationally celebrated artist Gustav Metzger to create a sculptural work by linking a computer-brain interface with industrial manufacturing technology.

Using bespoke software, London Fieldworks produced 3D shape information from EEG readings of Metzger’s brainwaves as he attempted to think about nothing. This data was translated into instructions for a manufacturing robot, which carved out the shapes from the interior of a block of stone to create a void space.

As well as the sculptural representation of Gustav Metzger thinking about nothing, exhibits will include a film of the carving of the stone as well as other documentation of the development and delivery of the work.

A timely addition and challenge to the present climate of technological evolution and increasing cybernetic augmentation, NULL OBJECT offers an alternative model for a creative, non-invasive interface between body, mind and machine.

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication of the same name published by Black Dog Publishing, including an introduction by the artists, a text by Gustav Metzger and four contextualising essays by Bronac Ferran, Hari Kunzru, Nick Lambert and Christopher Tyler. These leading writers across the fields of literature, art, science and technology explore the diverse historical and conceptual grounding for and broader implications of NULL OBJECT’s production process.

Bruce Gilchrist and Jo Joelson will be signing copies of the book on the evening of the private view.

WORK is also pleased to announce Gustav Metzger thinks about nothing, the eighth print in our limited edition print series, which has been produced to correspond with the exhibition.

Gustav Metzger and London Fieldworks will discuss the project further at Central Saint Martins in Spring 2013. Please check back for details of additional events to be held at WORK Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition.

NULL OBJECT has been funded by Arts Council England and Computer Arts Society.