Longing

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“.
 

Longing
  1. Brujas Training Facility
  2. Brujas Training Facility
  3. Brujas Training Facility
  4. Brujas Training Facility
  5. Concrete Petanque Terrains and Aluminum Bench
  6. Realgar
  7. Selected Works
  8. Twill Weave Daybed,
  9. Solid Textile Screen, prototype
  10. Solid Textile Screen
  11. Solid Textile Screen
  12. Solid Textile Screen
  13. Aluminum Chair and Truck
  14. Longing
  15. Longing
  16. Longing
  17. Call Waiting
  18. Saarinen & Friends
  19. Style
  20. Natural pigments
  21. Hard Day’s Work
  22. Lapis Lazuli Aluminum Benches
  23. Cessna 172 and Aluminum Bench
  24. Goldie
  25. Aluminum Bench / Sainsbury Gallery
  26. Inaugural game of pétanque
  27. Correction
  28. Room for a Daybed
  29. Room for a Daybed
  30. Room for a Daybed
  31. Twill Weave Daybed
  32. Twill Weave Daybed
  33. Vitra Presents Work
  34. Ok, but first coffee
  35. Partner companies
  36. Sunset
  37. Work master plan
  38. Workspirit 14
  39. An Office Perspective 1850-2016 DE / EN
  40. An Office Perspective 1850-2016
  41. Alphabet
  42. Box of books
  43. RS '32 '15
  44. Shopfloor Aluminum Bench app
  45. Aluminum Bench alphabet
  46. Aluminum Bench, Volume Gallery
  47. Vitra Workspace
  48. Vitra Workspace: An Office Perspective
  49. Photo by David Van Severen
  50. Shu
  51. Aluminum Bench
  52. Aluminum Bench
  53. Source Material
  54. Source Material
  55. Source Material exhibit catalog
  56. Articulation
  57. Aluminum Chair shadow
  58. A Small Museum for the American Metaphor
  59. Studies for New Posture catalog
  60. Smith
  61. Olivares Aluminum Chair
  62. Jonathan Olivares and Richard Sapper
  63. Olivares Aluminum Chair
  64. Joint
  65. Skateboard rails
  66. An Exploded View
  67. Tips
  68. Smith
  69. A View on Natural Motion
  70. Products
  71. Window installation
  72. Smith
  73. NCS S 0530-B
  74. Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs
  75. Library and social hub
  76. BBQ 2013
  77. Delivery
  78. A Taxonomy of Office Chairs
  79. Territorio
  80. A Chair for All Seasons
  81. An Exploded View
  82. Hortus Cliffortianus
  83. Smith Pro Detail
  84. Outdoor Office
  85. Source Material
  86. Source Material exhibit catalog
  87. If Darwin Studied Office Chairs
  88. Chaise for Hallingdal 65
  89. Impressions from Walmart
  90. Rear leg joint
  91. Smith profile
  92. Los Angeles
  93. Jones
  94. Double selfie
  95. Social hub at work
  96. Territorio photograph
  97. Message in a table
  98. Plan for An Exploded View
  99. 3 millimeter section
  100. The US Furniture Industry
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