While the Venice Biennale, the great mass of contemporary art runs from may 13 to November 26, 2017, the parisian firm Architecture-Studio starts this Thursday, an exhibition “Suite by Valérie Jouve” to pay tribute to the work of the artist and the tower Rotana delivered to Amman (Jordan) at the end of the year 2016.
On the eve of the launch of the Venice Art Biennale, which runs from may 13 to November 26, 2017, the parisian firm Architecture-Studio organizes as early as this Thursday, may 11, at the CA ‘ ASI, the exhibition “Suite by Valérie Jouve”. A vernissage which will take place in the presence of many architects and artist Valérie Jouve, photographer and director of the contemporary art scene French.
Venice Art Biennale : Architecture-Studio launches “Suite by Valérie Jouve” © Tiphaine Riva
A first work of Valérie Jouve on the tower Rotana in Amman
The agency explains : “More is given to a first work of Valérie Jouve on the tower Rotana in Amman (Jordan) in 2013. Four years later, the artist returned to Jordan where the hotel ended crystallizes the novelty in a new district of the capital Amman.” Parts photographic exhibited in Venice at play as well with the audience an experience of the places fixed by the images.
A documentary aesthetic, “the look of Jouve on the architecture maintains the outside of the eye to the immanent, which would be an architect on his project, explains the architect Hugo Lacroix-Architecture-Studio. Sensitive to the upheaval of an entire neighborhood, the photographer gives us access to an epic of inanimate objects, chosen as a metaphor of living and the contemporary. The actress of these images faces of the tower at the level of the streets or confront it to the extent of an urban landscape.”
A tower of 188 meters
- The tallest tower in Amman soon to be inaugurated in Jordan
Recall that this tower is 188 m rises since its delivery last June in the sky over Amman, the capital of Jordan. It is home to the hotel Amman Rotana, a 5-star hotel’s 412 rooms and suites. “After a year and a half of design phase, we realized, this building tension, like a bow which houses the hotel”, we receive Roueïda Ayache, architect, franco-lebanese, the French agency Architecture-Studio in charge of the master of works and recipient of the project in 2005. The site was started in mid-2010. It was then sequenced in several tranches and was completed this year.