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