The Beuys Pavilion

Co-curated by Emma M Price of EMP Projects and Design Circle.
3 October – 9 November 2014


The Beuys Pavilion is a white cube sculpture and functional engagement space, located on the Hayes, in the heart of the City Centre. The Pavilion is a locus for public engagement and provides a physical platform for the exchange of ideas between artists, architects, designers and the wider public, creating a visual link to a second exhibition space on Barrack Lane.

Inspired by the themes addressed by Maurice Halbwachs writings on The Collective Memory and Social Sculpture a term widely promoted by Joseph Beuys, the Beuys Pavilion provides a platform for artist and architect led activities. The passing public are invited to participate in creating works that aim to unfold and reveal a spatial framework for the city, through memory, response and emotional mapping.

To accompany this, a series of site-responsive performances and commissions are presented to the passing public from the Pavilion and Barrack Lane. This includes a week-long series of films by Jonathan Monaghan, a New York based computer animator and artist; an exhibition of the ‘Memory’ design competition hosted by Design Circle; and a site-responsive real time mapping project created during the festival and exhibited back to the public at Barrack Lane.

The Beuys Pavilion and Barrack Lane spaces provide an alternative, participatory, freethinking platform to reveal the trans disciplinary work of art, design, and architecture in Cardiff city.

Profiles

Co-curators - Design Circle
Design Circle is the southern branch of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales [RSAW]. It represents 600 of the approximately 900 registered architects across Wales and is an organisation run for and by architects and designers. It provides a professional and social platform for its members, as well as those of the wider construction design professions.

Co-curators - EMP Projects & Associates
EMP Projects and associates are an independent curating and commissioning agency. We work on the inception and brokering of commissions with exceptional artists’, architects, creative practitioners and communities to transform public spaces. EMP Projects are passionate advocates of socially engaged art in the public realm and the evolving appreciation of art and creativity being part of the everyday experience of all.

The Beuys Pavilion Artist / Designer Sarah McCall of Ongl Design+Make
Ongl Design+Make is a creative and collaborative studio that turns ideas into spaces; specialising in the design, make and installation of retail interiors and cafe-bar interiors, museum and exhibition displays, sets and scenery, temporary structures, meanwhile spaces, pop-ups and public-realm installations. For Ongl, design is a process made up of communication, response, collaboration and realisation; which is how they ensure that designs are fully considered, comprehensive and creative; turning ideas into spaces that people want to spend time in.

Co-curators
Design Circle

Design Circle is the southern branch of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales [RSAW]. It represents 600 of the approximately 900 registered architects across Wales and is an organisation run for and by architects and designers. It provides a professional and social platform for its members, as well as those of the wider construction design professions.

Co-curators
EMP Projects & Associates

EMP Projects and Associates are an independent curating and commissioning agency. We work on the inception and brokering of commissions with exceptional artists’, architects, creative practitioners and communities to transform public spaces. EMP Projects are passionate advocates of socially engaged art in the public realm and the evolving appreciation of art and creativity being part of the everyday experience of all.

The Beuys Pavilion Artist / Designer Sarah McCall of Ongl Design+Make
Ongl Design+Make is a creative and collaborative studio that turns ideas into spaces; specialising in the design, make and installation of retail interiors and cafe-bar interiors, museum and exhibition displays, sets and scenery, temporary structures, meanwhile spaces, pop-ups and public-realm installations. For Ongl, design is a process made up of communication, response, collaboration and realisation; which is how they ensure that designs are fully considered, comprehensive and creative; turning ideas into spaces that people want to spend time in.

Locations

The Beuys Pavilion
The Hayes, at the junction of Hills Street, CF10 2LE

Artists in Residence: Heloise Godfrey-Talbot, Rhian Thomas & Rob Stevens, Ben Ewart-Dean, and Laura Sorvala.

Unit R5, Barrack Lane, CF10 2FR
Wednesday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm