Architecture Center Houston, AIA Houston, and Intercontinental Curatorial Project present Colombia: Transformed/Architecture=Politics, on view November 14, 2013 – January 10, 2014 at Architecture Center Houston.Colombia: Transformed/Architecture=Politics traces 11 recently built socially-conscious projects by six leading voices in contemporary Colombian architecture: Daniel Bonilla and Giancarlo Mazzanti from Bogotá, Felipe Mesa, Juan Manuel Pelaez, and Felipe Uribe from Medellín and Orlando Garcia from Medellín/New York City.These visionary works reflect significant social shifts that are taking place in Latin America today. They demonstrate ideas of social inclusion, as well as innovative architectural forms and spaces, which have been steadily transforming Colombian cities and the nation. The projects are explored through photographs, slides, drawings, models and film footage.The exhibition was developed by curator Vladimir Belogolovsky, founder of Intercontinental Curatorial Project in New York and Fernando Villa, AIA the international representative of the Colombian Society of Architects in New York City presenting leading Colombian Architects at New York Center for Architecture, as well as leading international architects at the Colombian Biennials of Architecture.Curator Lecture
Featured architect Orlando Garcia, of Colombia's G-Ateliers Architecture, will give a presentation with an introduction by curator Vladimir Belogolovsky on Thursday January 9. Reception at 5:30, lecture at 6:30. Free and open to the public.About Intercontinental Curatorial Project
New York-based INTERCONTINENTAL CURATORIAL PROJECT promotes the role of architecture as the vital part of the contemporary culture and life. The Project collaborates with museums, universities, publishers, architects, and curators on organizing, curating, and designing exhibitions worldwide.Architecture Center Houston is located downtown at 315 Capitol, Suite 120 on the corner of Bagby and Capitol. Parking is available in the Hobby Center parking garage located across the street with entrances on Rusk and Walker. ($8) The gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9am to 5pm and Fridays from 9am to 3pm. This exhibit is free and open to the public.Made possible in part through the City’s Initiative Grant Program of the Houston Arts Alliance.Photos by Iwan Baan.