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Ravne na Koroškem

2016 – permanent public art installation

 

A sculpture designed for a residential neighborhood in Ravne na Koroškem – a steel town in the northern Slovenia – offered as a way of drawing out the town’s history of mass housing. A prefabricated concrete cubic unit of typical residential housing developed in the 1950s is replaced by a set of smaller modular steel walls, all connecting at 60- or 30-degree angles. The result of such geometry is a playful, sprawling growth of a structure, creating unpredictable spaces and proposing different ways of dwelling.

 

Forma Viva Collection, City of Ravne na Koroškem; photography by Jernej Kožar.

Tobias Putrih Studio & Workshop

Tobias Putrih, Aleš Korpič, Jure Mežek & STRID fabricators

 

We develop materially ephemeral settings and objects designed to engage utopian ideas in art, architecture and design by incorporating everyday materials and forms of play and participation. From make-shift architectural modifications of public and semi-public spaces—cinemas, a library, galleries—to constructing temporary environments and objects, our works are products of precisely specified processes while also responding to their sites. Many of our spaces and objects are activated—meant to be moved and inhabited, privileging play and bodily engagement over vision. Artworks become proposals, maquettes, or models—exploratory assertions of radical possibilities.

 

studio@putrih.net

 

Tobias Putrih C.V.

Catalogs

  • Book published by JPR & Neuberger Museum (Amazon)
  • Catalog by Centre Pompidou (Amazon)
  • Catalog by MIT List Visual Arts Center (Listart)
  • Catalog by Galeria Civica (Amazon)
  • Catalog by Museum Haus Konstruktiv (Haus Konstruktiv)

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