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© Tekla Aslanishvili.

1.9 — 31.12.2016 Artist residency

Transparent Cities

artist(s): Tekla Aslanishvili

In the context of the artist residencies' programme, Tekla Aslanishvili (*1988 in Tbilisi, Georgia, lives and works in Berlin), has been invited in 2014 by Casino Luxembourg, to develop an artistic project in public space for 2015. Her project Transparent Cities however, supposed to be realised in an abandoned house in the rue de la Vallée in Luxembourg-city, had to be finally abandoned due to the rather surprising withdrawal of the house owner, at the very end of a one-year negotiation marathon. Due to schedule and time reasons, Tekla Aslanishvili hasn't done another project in public space for Casino Luxembourg, but concentrated on giving a visibility to her research in the Luxembourg context. In collaboration with Luca (Luxembourg Center for Architecture), she invited to a conference that thematized issues that she hoped to touch upon in her project Transparent Cities. A catalogue is published in Spring 2017.

The conference at Luca invited architects and urbanists to trace the moments in history when the tools for generalization and abstraction of space were invented. It aimed to grasp the connections between current architectural and engineering practice, contemporary modes of labour and financial capitalism and tried to elaborate the consequences of this complex processes for modern society.

partners

In partnership with: Ville de Luxembourg.

images

© Tekla Aslanishvili.