Shadow at BID-2016
Solo Exhibition by Rodolfo Agrella
Place: Imago, art in action
Opening Reception: Friday, September 16th
Imago, art in action is pleased to announce the first Solo Show of this cultural space recently opened in Coral Gables: Memory Loop by Rodolfo Agrella, next Friday, September 16th at 7pm.
Rodolfo Agrella is a well-known name in the world of contemporary Latin-American Design. Born in Caracas, graduated with honors from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the Universidad Central de Venezuela and completed part of his degree abroad, at the renowned Politécnico di Milano. This New York based designer, has designed a diverse portfolio of products, achieving both national and international recognition.
Memory Loop is his most recent work, Rueda define this collection “as an exploration of forms, a notation, a text. Almost like a botanist, the work is presented as a sequence of variations of what seems to be, a basic module…Black on white, visual communication, form and space as fundamental concepts.
The form has arms, legs, edges, cut outs, smoothness, movement, feels like an architectural drawing sometimes, organic and structured in moments, free and open. An interplay between positive and negative, a sequence, a story.”
Agrella is solidly building his career by incorporating bold and sensual shapes, graphics, and a powerful color and material knowledge, translating his sensory memory from the tropics to an international language.
For more information, please visit www.imagoartinaction.com
The Big Rug Shake-out!
Edition two by Tai Ping invites six international rising and established design talents to embrace the language of weaves and motifs. Kicking off in France with Ora ïto and Jean-Baptiste Fastrez, the new globetrotting lineup boasts New York´s Rodolfo Agrella, L.A.´s Wrapped, Lebanon´s david/Nicolas and Hong King native André Fu. Each of the designer´s personal geographies is woven into the rugs.
Tai Ping Carpets Europe
Hôtel de Livry
4-6, rue de Montalembert
75007, Paris, France
Wolfsonian–FIU to Present Interdisciplinary Survey Following Tropical Plants from the Jungle to the Home
Philodendron: From Pan-Latin Exotic to American Modern from October 16, 2015 and features rarely seen objects from around the world, many on public display for the first time
Exhibition celebrates the pervasive, cross-cultural influence of Latin American plant life on U.S. and European fashion, art, cinema, architecture, and design
Curated by Christian Larsen.
n.13 German Design Award 2015
A tropical Shadow in Germany
The German Design Award is a premium prize that advances the reputations of both designers and companies. It distinguishes high-quality items and projects from the realms of product and communications design, and leading and upcoming designers – all of which are blazing new trails in the German and international design arenas.
This year, Shadow Line won an Special Mention at this distinguish award.
“…Based on an idea from the Caracas-based designer Rodolfo Agrella, its congenial shapes and forms are a tribute to the interplay of light and shadow in his Venezuelan homeland's rainforests. The SHADOW collection represents an exceptionally successful translation of experienced sensations into real-life products…”
n.12 MAD New Territories Lab.
Isidora dancing in NYC
New Territories explores the collaborations between small manufacturing operations and craftspersons, artists, and designers, and demonstrates how the resulting work addresses not only the issues of commodification and production, but also of urbanization, displacement and sustainability. The exhibition will explore a number of key themes, including: the dialogue between contemporary trends and artistic legacies in Latin American art; the use of repurposed materials in strategies of upcycling; the blending of digital and traditional skills; and the reclamation of personal and public space.
New Territories, Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America at MAD Museum in NYC from November 4, 2014 to April 6, 2015
n.11 BID 2014
Serie C a la Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño 2014
La Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño convoca a los diseñadores de todas las disciplinas del Diseño, a las empresas, a las Universidades y Centros de Enseñanza y a las instituciones de América Latina, Portugal y España. La BID busca conocer y difundir en cada edición nuevas propuestas y recursos que ayuden a crear y desarrollar empresas, rompiendo esquemas y mejorando nuestros hábitos de vida y consumo.
Esta cuarta edición tendrá lugar entre el 25 y el 29 de noviembre de 2014 en la Central de Diseño (Matadero, Madrid). Su exposición temporal estará abierta en Madrid del 25 de noviembre de 2014 al 28 de febrero de 2015. Luego seguirán las itinerancias por destinos nacionales e internacionales.