One of the publications by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe in collaboration with the programme of artistic interventions in the Pavilion has been selected for the Thought & Critique FAD Awards. “La expresión del peso”, by Luis Martínez Santa-María, followed the intervention “I don’t want to change the world. I only want to express it”, that brought eight columns of recycled barrels to the same site occupied by the eight Ionic columns during the 1929 International Exhibition. The reflection proposed was expanded in a profound and beautiful book in which the evaluation of the jury of the Thought & Critique FAD Awards says:
“This is an over-report of an ephemeral intervention, of great interest in itself. It sets out the structural and symbolic sense of gravity, of weight, but also defines the opposing and kindred value of lightness. A careful publication supported by many material means yet one that stands out above all for the subtlety and concision of the texts and the precise selection of the images.”
The work will be on display at the Barcelona Design Museum in the exhibition «The Best Design of the Year».
Design Museum of Barcelona