Apolonija Šušteršič

19 Jan - 16 Jun 2013

© Apolonija Šušteršič
Curator: Peio Aguirre
Coordination: Kristine Guzmán
19 January - 16 June 2013

In this showcase, Apolonija Šušteršič reinterprets the iconic architecture of MUSAC, designed by Emilio Tuñón and Luis Moreno Mansilla, taking into account another emblematic building of the city of León (by the same architects): the auditorium. Šušteršič suggests the introduction of a building within the other. In this manner, the façade of the auditorium is introduced into the showcase of the MUSAC lobby, arousing an element that is easily recognized by the visitors. The function of contemporary architecture in the construction of a city becomes an object of reflection. The vitrine, interpretation of the façade of the auditorium, becomes a multifunctional platform: a place for the presentation of a monograph, furniture, receptacle for the viewing of videos, etc.

The work that is exhibited, MTV for La Tourette (1996/1997), includes five short videos that were shot in Sainte Marie de La Tourette, near Lyon, France. This monastery was constructed by Le Corbusier with the collaboration of the mathematician, composer and architect-engineer Iannis Xenakis. The parallelism between the architecture of the León Auditorium with this building gives Šušteršič a base with which to approach the relationship that users and spectators have on contemporary architecture.

Tags: Le Corbusier, Iannis Xenakis