Didier Faustino: Undomesticated Places

AA Gallery 10/10/2015 - 12/12/2015

Exhibitions are open Monday to Friday 10:00-19:00, Saturday 10:00-17:00.

Undomesticated Places
 presents two projects by the French artist and architect Didier Faustino, one inside the AA gallery and one in the public space of Bedford Square.

The first part of the exhibition, inside the building, contains the video Exploring Dead Buildings 2.0 which recalls the performance realised on the occasion of the 12th Havana Biennial in 2015. An explorer with a video device fixed on his metallic armour constructs a sensitive archaeology of the School of Ballet; a building designed by Vittorio Garatti in the early 1960s.

Outside, in Bedford Square, a second rendition of This is not a love song (first created in Meudon, France in 2014) has been built. This monochromatic performance-architecture is a platform in the urban environment, welcoming everyday events to activate its meaning and providing a site for action in the manner of Speaker’s Corner.

The exhibition presents two approaches to performative practice in the closely-linked fields of contemporary art and architecture, representative of Didier Faustino's obsession with the location of the body in private and public space.

Supported by AKT II

Kiril Kuzmanov: What is passing through me, I pass through it 

37 Ground Floor Corridor 1/10/2015 - 18/12/2015

Exhibition open Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00


In the frame of the exhibition, there will be an open discussion with Kiril Kuzmanov and Rojia Forouhar

8/10/2015 Thursday 6:30pm at the AA Cinema


Is the title of the exhibition, a warning coming from  ‘37 Bedford square’; is the Georgian building talking to us? Is it reminding us it will outstand us? Or perhaps merely reminiscing about the many people who have walked under its roof, climbed its stairs, passed its walls, walked on its grounds, those who will remember it forever more.


Context is being challenged; is the building containing us or are we containing the building?


 We pass through two seemingly disparate scenes: an image of the building holding us, a solid interior on the south wall that in its self reflexivity renews the challenge of context, and facing it on the north wall, a lightweight house, an outdoor house; a tree house. On the one side, an interior devoid of people yet familiarly holding us, the spectators, and on the other side a house only recognisable by the people it holds. One Georgian, one of present day Gujarat; One standing for over two hundred years, one being replaced repeatedly since way before that.


 Is there a point where these two remote spaces connect, relate, draw close? To find the answer, I’d like to go back to the title; where the displacement of context suggested is made possible through passing. The title seems to suggest that the possible collision can only be evident in time and in relation to context. Of course one possible collision is the present, where the Georgian building has become the context of the tree house, the other perhaps Georgian British India where the skies and grounds of the tree house were context.

                                                                                                Rojia Forouhar Abadeh


What is passing through me, I pass through it, 2009-(2015), is part of an on going project, Untameable is the Wind, initiated by Kiril Kuzmanov in 2008, The first part of which came to a close on 15.04.2010; an eleven month route made by land, passing through remote areas of Turkey, Kyrgyz Republic, Republic of Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Altai Republic, Mongolia, China, Tibet, Nepal, Kingdom Lo Mantang, India and Kashmir.



AA Honours 2015

Front Members' Room 21/9/2015 - 20/10/2015

Exhibitions are open Monday to Friday 10:00-19:00, Saturday 10:00-17:00.

An exhibition of work by the four students achieving AA Honours in 2015:

Patrick Morris
Louise Underhill
Fortune Penniman
Eleni Tzavellou

Director's Selection: Projects Review 2015

Graduate Gallery 21/9/2015 - 12/12/2015

Exhibitions are open Monday to Friday 10:00-19:00, Saturday 10:00-17:00.


Projects Review is the culmination of the year's work at the Architectural Association, showcasing student projects from across the school, from Foundation to PhD.

Director's Selection: Projects Review 2015
presents Brett Steele's personal choice of the best student work produced during the AA's last academic year.

Contact details

Head of Exhibitions:
Vanessa Norwood
T: +44 (0)20 7887 4031

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