Martti Kalliala

ÅYR party @ Venice Architecture Biennial, May 26

24 May 2016

Artist collective ÅYR is co-representing Britain in the 15th Venice Architecture Biennial, running May 26 to November 27.

The London-based group founded and run by Fabrizio Ballabio, Alessandro Bava, Luis Ortega Govela, and Octave Perrault in 2014 focuses on contemporary forms of domesticity and often sets up installations in art fairs and biennials, such as London’s Frieze, where the the booth was turned into a room and all inside was constructed to be a ‘Smart Home’.

For the opening weekend of the Venice Architecture Biennial, ÅYR are hosting a party at Bauer Hotel called ‘Safe Space’, where there are “no lists”, “no stress” and where you can find “biennale realness”.

DJing will be New York-based poet Harry Burke, Signorina Van Der Rohe and Martti Kalliala.

See both the FB eventpage and the Venice Architecture Biennial website for further info.**


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Martti Kalliala + Jenna Sutela @ HIAP, Mar 5

4 March 2015

Martti Kalliala and Jenna Sutela launch a new project titled Disruption Begins at Home: The Loft at Helsinki’s HIAP Gallery.

Kalliali works as an architect and is a fellow at the Finnish Cultural Institute of New York, while Sutela works predominately as a writer and artist exploring social and material moments, with recent showings at V4ULT‘s a gesture waves us on, answering our own wave, as well as a joint exhibition with Emily Jones at SIC Space.

The architect and artist joins forces for an interior design project exploring the relationship between “housing, debt, liquidity and “disruptive” technological innovation”. The open studio is transformed into an all-encompassing project with contributions Kalliala and Sutela themselves, as well as Jaakko Pallasvuo and Tuomas Toivonen and Nene Tsuboi of NOW OFFICE.

See the event page for details. **

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