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Exhibition Launch: Trix & Robert Haussmann and Pia Camil, Nottingham Contemporary

  • East Midlands
  • crafts, combined arts, film, visual arts, Other, Architecture, Design, Textiles
  • Laura-Jade Vaughan ljvaughan@nottinghamcontemporary.org

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Friday 13 July, 6.30-11pm

Free. Booking advised

Nottingham Contemporary will be hosting a summer party as they launch a new exhibitions by Pia Camil and Trix & Robert Haussmann, both exploring playful architecture. The evening includes live music by Imperial Leisure and DJ Truth and Lies.

Pia Camil is a Mexico-city based artist working in textiles and ceramics, whose works highlight the traces that consumerism and globalisation leave on the built environment. Her exhibition, Split Wall, features interactive works, such as a 110m textile installation constructed from t-shirts sold at Mexico City’s street markets, and a usable hammock made from discarded jeans sewn together, creating social spaces within the gallery space. 

Trix & Robert Haussmann are one of the most significant and intriguing Swiss architects and designers of the twentieth century. Their exhibition brings together works from the last 50 years, spanning architecture, product design, installation, furniture and textiles. Blending popular culture with classical styles, their work explores illusion and ambiguity- including neon animal print chairs, mirrored installations, and fragmented pillars. The exhibition has been designed by Caruso St John Architects – architects of Nottingham Contemporary’s RIBA Award-winning building.