Archive for Jannis Kounellis

Oriol Gracia Valles

profesor: doc. mag. Paul O Robinson

The project consists of the design process of an archive for an artist, in this case, Jannis Kounellis.
The project started with a big drawing made from the elevation of the models made during the first semester. Our task was to explore and transform this context and find a “place” where to make an intervention, which would be an archive for the artist. In the case of this project, the first strategy was to take a part of the drawing and extract the initial form of the archive from the context itself. Not only seen as a plan or section but reading the ideas of space – room, pathway, aperture, threshold- and thinking about the ideas of the artist and the interpretation of his artwork. The intervention is not the only thing that was being developed, also the context was part of the process, so it was a constant dialogue between the archive influencing the context and the context conditioning in the archive. Other conditionings have been added during the process, like the idea of a grid -extracted from Kounellis concepts- or the characteristics of the artwork as a space generator.

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