Daniele Ansidei and Jonathan Olicares
Studiolo Berlin, September 2017

The exhibition Longing at Studiolo Berlin brings together the work of Italian photographer Daniele Ansidei and Los Angeles based industrial designer Jonathan Olivares. Curated by Benjamin Merten, the exhibition critically enquires through the medium of photography and industrial design one of the most persistent human experiences: the sensation of longing – the longing for the other, the unknown, the exotic.

Ansidei’s austere series of works depicts exotic animals in often bizarre architectural situations and industrial landscapes in a region of Northern Italy which also served as scenery for Michelangelo Antonioni’s film Deserto Rosso. Here, Ansidei’s photographic focus is clearly placed on the discrepancy between the characteristic landscape and the subjects of the images. Equally peculiar in appearance is his associated second series of works which displays almost topographical close-ups of taxidermy animals.

In his exhibition design for Ansidei, Olivares picks up this notion of estrangement and alienation by re-upholstering massive athletic gym benches with animal hides, that relate to the animal bodies and the unused architectural landscapes in Ansidei’s photography: „I have always considered furniture design—in its materials and construction—to be athletic in nature and Ansidei's photos expand my sense of athleticism with notions of physical decay“.

  1. Skateboard
  2. Skateboard
  3. Skateboard
  4. Skateboard
  5. Skateboard
  6. Skateboard
  7. Skateboard
  8. Skateboard
  9. Skateboard
  10. Skateboard
  11. Skateboard
  12. Skateboard
  13. Square Chair
  14. Kvadrat Flagship Showroom, NYC
  15. Kvadrat Flagship Showroom, NYC
  16. Kvadrat Flagship Showroom, NYC
  17. Kvadrat Flagship Showroom, NYC
  18. Kvadrat Flagship Showroom, NYC
  19. Blum & Poe Book store
  20. Blum & Poe Book store
  21. Blum & Poe book store
  22. Blum & Poe Book store
  23. Plywood and Cork Screens
  24. Plywood and Cork Screens
  25. Plywood and Cork Screens
  26. Hem San Francisco
  27. Hem Pop-Up San Francisco
  28. Hem Pop-Up San Francisco
  29. Camper Store
  30. Camper Store
  31. Camper Store
  32. Camper Store
  33. Camper Store
  34. Granite Benches
  35. Granite Benches
  36. Brujas Training Facility
  37. Brujas Training Facility
  38. Brujas Training Facility
  39. Solid Textile Screen
  40. Solid Textile Screen
  41. Solid Textile Screen
  42. Concrete Petanque Terrains and Aluminum Bench
  43. Realgar
  44. Twill Weave Daybed
  45. Room for a Daybed
  46. Selected Works
  47. Vitra Presents Work
  48. Sunset
  49. Longing
  50. Longing
  51. Longing
  52. Aluminum Bench / Sainsbury Gallery
  53. Aluminum Bench / Sainsbury Gallery
  54. Twill Weave Daybed
  55. Twill Weave Daybed
  56. Aluminum Bench, Volume Gallery
  57. Vitra Workspace
  58. Vitra Workspace: An Office Perspective
  59. Photo by David Van Severen
  60. Dog
  61. Olivares Aluminum Chair
  62. Aluminum Bench
  63. Aluminum Bench
  64. Source Material
  65. Source Material
  66. Delivery
  67. Aluminum Chair
  68. Aluminum Chair
  69. Olivares Aluminum Chair
  70. Aluminum Chair
  71. An Exploded View
  72. An Exploded View
  73. Library and social hub
  74. Library and social hub
  75. Joint
  76. A Small Museum for the American Metaphor
  77. Polyurethane Seating Platform
  78. Polyurethane Seating Platform
  79. Smith
  80. Smith
  81. Smith
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