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Maite Borjabad

Chicago, United States of America
Maite is a Spanish architect, researcher and curator working in Chicago and NY. She is currently the Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. Previously she has worked at The Metropolitan Museum, and Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery and has developed projects at the Emily Harvey Foundation, New Museum Incubator (NY) or La Casa Encendida (Madrid) among others. Her work revolves between architecture, art, politics and diverse forms of critical spatial practices

Scenographies of Power


From the State of Exception to the Spaces of Exception

Scenographies of Power


From the State of Exception to the Spaces of Exception
A critical view on how architecture materializes legal frameworks and political apparatuses.
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Scenographies of Power seeks to disclose, register and reveal the implications of the physical space and architectural articulations to the construction of the scenarios that not only stage our contemporary political apparatus but also become witnesses of such power structures. Scenographies of Power is an ongoing research that has already produced diverse projects. One of them is the exhibition submitted here that proposes a reflection on the spaces that materialize the “state of exception” and a critical reading of the typologies that conform these spaces of exception. This exhibition aspired to claim the spatial articulations that make possible to institute and enforce the state of exception as a tool of power wielded by contemporary political structures. The itinerary proposed in the exhibition — that pierces through the diplomatic space, the airport, contested borders and court process; reveals how in the spatial materializations of the exception, the aesthetic becomes political.



Exhibition View. Photo by Maria Eugenia Serrano (June 2017)

Exhibition View. Photo by Manuel Blanco / La Casa Encendida (June 2017)

Exhibition View. Photo by Maria Eugenia Serrano (June 2017)

Exhibition View. Photo by Maria Eugenia Serrano (June 2017)

Exhibition Catalogue

Scenographies of Power


From the State of Exception to the Spaces of Exception

Scenographies of Power


From the State of Exception to the Spaces of Exception
A critical view on how architecture materializes legal frameworks and political apparatuses.
File under

Scenographies of Power seeks to disclose, register and reveal the implications of the physical space and architectural articulations to the construction of the scenarios that not only stage our contemporary political apparatus but also become witnesses of such power structures. Scenographies of Power is an ongoing research that has already produced diverse projects. One of them is the exhibition submitted here that proposes a reflection on the spaces that materialize the “state of exception” and a critical reading of the typologies that conform these spaces of exception. This exhibition aspired to claim the spatial articulations that make possible to institute and enforce the state of exception as a tool of power wielded by contemporary political structures. The itinerary proposed in the exhibition — that pierces through the diplomatic space, the airport, contested borders and court process; reveals how in the spatial materializations of the exception, the aesthetic becomes political.



Exhibition View. Photo by Maria Eugenia Serrano (June 2017)

Exhibition View. Photo by Manuel Blanco / La Casa Encendida (June 2017)

Exhibition View. Photo by Maria Eugenia Serrano (June 2017)

Exhibition View. Photo by Maria Eugenia Serrano (June 2017)

Exhibition Catalogue


Idea by

Maite Borjabad
Chicago
United States of America
Maite is a Spanish architect, researcher and curator working in Chicago and NY. She is currently the Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. Previously she has worked at The Metropolitan Museum, and Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery and has developed projects at the Emily Harvey Foundation, New Museum Incubator (NY) or La Casa Encendida (Madrid) among others. Her work revolves between architecture, art, politics and diverse forms of critical spatial practices