Abalos+Sentkiewicz. 2G n.56
Philip Ursprung, Florencio Manteca
Gustava Gili, Barcelona, 2010
This number of 2G presents 15 recent works and projects carried out by Iñaki Ábalos and Renata Sentkiewicz that extend from museum programmes – like the rehabilitation of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona and two projects for Caixafórum in Saragossa and Seville by way of works relying on private enterprise – painter Albert Oehlen’s atelier in Switzerland, the apartment block in Calle Orfila and the Lolita office building, both in Madrid to international competitions for huge complexes, such as the Porte de la Chapelle tower and Osmose Station in Paris, and the Performing Arts Centre in Taipei.
The selection of works is preceded by introductory essays from Philip Ursprung and Florencio Manteca and closes in the Nexus section with two articles: a text in which Iñaki Ábalos himself reflects on how what we call sustainability can generate a new type of beauty, and a text growing out of a conversation between Ábalos, Sentkiewicz and Enrique Walker.