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NO FEAR OF GLASS BY SABINE MARCELIS

BARCELONA
MIES VAN DER ROHE PAVILION
DEC 19 2019 - JAN 12 2019

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Side Gallery and Sabine Marcelis in collaboration with the Fundació Mies van der Rohe held the exhibition “No Fear of Glass” in December 2019. The site-specific intervention took the title from ‘Fear of glass’, the book about the Barcelona Pavilion by Josep Quetglas, the proposal aimed to explore the contrast between the request made to Mies van der Rohe to “not use too much glass” with the creative proposal of Sabine Marcelis herself, where glass was the key element of the exhibition, pushing the material’s limits to the end.

GERALDO DE BARROS. UNILABOR.
MÖBEL UND FOTOGRAFIEN.


FRANKFURT
OPELVILLEN RÜSSELSHEIM
SEP 25 2019 - JAN 12 2020

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The Brazilian Geraldo de Barros (1923-1998) attended the Ulm University of Applied Sciences in the early 1950s. Based on his impressions, after returning to Brazil in 1954, the artist co-founded the so-called university laboratory for the manufacture of furniture. For this reason, alongside the anniversary year of the Bauhaus, Opelvillen Museum in collaboration with Side Gallery, presented the first retrospective in Europe of this multidisciplinary artist and entrepreneur who founded the intellectual collective UNILABOR.

LINA BO BARDI DIBUIXA

BARCELONA
FUNDACIÓ JOAN MIRÓ
FEB 15 2019 - MAY 16 2019

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The Fundació Joan Miró in collaboration with the Lina Bo Bardi foundation hosted the exhibition Linda Bo Bardi Dibuja (Lina Bo Bardi drawings), in the spring on 2019. The show explored the deep connection the Brazilian architect had with drawing.

GUILLERMO SANTOMÀ

MADRID
MUSEO CERRALBO
FEB 05 2019 - MAR 24 2019

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Barcelona based Gulliermo Santomà took Madrid by storm as he broke up the Baroque Museum Cerralbo with his elaborate contemporary designs. Conceptualizing his work with the ideal to construct from the deconstructed, Santomà shakes and deforms objects and materials turning them into sculptured design pieces, encompassing design, architecture performance and scenography. The radical language of Guillermo’s contemporary design colonized the classical museum provoking a new and interactive narrative with the museum’s permanent collection.

LINA BO BARDI:
TUPÍ OR NOT TUPÍ


MADRID
FUNDACIÓN JUAN MARCH
OCT 05 2018 - JAN 13 2019

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The Fundación Juan March held the first retrospective in Spain on the fascinating figure of Lina Bo Bardi (Rome, 1914 - São Paulo, 1992), whose work is represented by Side Gallery in Barcelona. The legendary designer moved to Brazil from Italy in 1946. Bo Bard’s move was typical of the time as a wave of European architects and artists moved to Latin America fleeing the horrors of the second world war and contributing to the modernist movement that dominated the second half of the 20th Century.

SAM CHERMAYEFF "BEASTS"

BARCELONA
SIDE GALLERY
OCT 15 - DEC 22 2021

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For his first solo exhibition at Side gallery, Berlin Based architect Sam Chermayeff (New York City, 1981) draws on intuition in relation to the creation of furniture. This new series, tentatively named “Beasts” is both a continuation and departure from previous projects, as surprising applications intend to transform our encounter and sharpen our connection to the work.

SUMMER 2021

CASAVELLS
JUN 23 - SEPT 21 2021

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Opening the second edition of the annual exhibition at Casavells in northeast Catalonia, Side Gallery's summer show feature's new designers including Andrés Izquierdo, Boris de Beijer, Donghoon Sohn, Marjan Van Aubel, Nebil Zanman, and Youngmin Kang. Deviating from conventional typology, in continuation with last season’s theme, the works presented serve as a reference; a reference to envision the future with an efficacious foresight, rather than wallowing in the nostalgia of memories from the recent past. Experimentation, abstraction, and audacity explore our true future in all of its facets. A new vision for the post-pandemic world.

ZERO

CASAVELLS
SPRING 2021
MARCH 26 - JUNE 23 2021

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Side Gallery is thrilled to present its exhibition "Zero" at Casavells 2021. This year’s edition of the gallery’s seasonal exhibition will showcase works from a new generation of designers and artists. The gallery asked 15 designers to contemplate the concept of starting from zero, leaving behind all we have learnt from the past and focusing on reshaping our future.

PISTA DE BAILE

MADRID
ESPACIO MATADERO
NOV 08 2020 - JUN 30 2021

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In the October of 2020 in the midst of the Corona Virus chaos which separated people, isolating them, enclosing them and filling them with fear Guillermo Santomà proposed the program Pista De Baile (Dance floor). Santomà colonized the iconic warehouse Espacio Matadero in Madrid, a vast space of industrial severity supported by functional columns. The designer introduced an architectural layer to the space, a space where the people could interact…or dance.

NO FEAR OF GLASS BY SABINE MARCELIS

BARCELONA
MIES VAN DER ROHE PAVILION
DEC 19 2019 - JAN 12 2019

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Side Gallery and Sabine Marcelis in collaboration with the Fundació Mies van der Rohe held the exhibition “No Fear of Glass” in December 2019. The site-specific intervention took the title from ‘Fear of glass’, the book about the Barcelona Pavilion by Josep Quetglas, the proposal aimed to explore the contrast between the request made to Mies van der Rohe to “not use too much glass” with the creative proposal of Sabine Marcelis herself, where glass was the key element of the exhibition, pushing the material’s limits to the end.

GERALDO DE BARROS. UNILABOR.
MÖBEL UND FOTOGRAFIEN.


FRANKFURT
OPELVILLEN RÜSSELSHEIM
SEP 25 2019 - JAN 12 2020

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The Brazilian Geraldo de Barros (1923-1998) attended the Ulm University of Applied Sciences in the early 1950s. Based on his impressions, after returning to Brazil in 1954, the artist co-founded the so-called university laboratory for the manufacture of furniture. For this reason, alongside the anniversary year of the Bauhaus, Opelvillen Museum in collaboration with Side Gallery, presented the first retrospective in Europe of this multidisciplinary artist and entrepreneur who founded the intellectual collective UNILABOR.

TURN ME ON... NOW!

BARCELONA
SIDE GALLERY
MAR 25 2019 - JUL 25 2019

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Turn me on…NOW was an exhibition presented by Side Gallery in Barcelona. The spring/summer show was dedicated to unveiling the diversity of contemporary lighting. Being the only design gallery in the city the exciting show brought together a selection of young artists and designers born after the year 1980 displaying a wide variety of material techniques and conceptual ideas. The group show boasted works by Sabine Marcelis, Guillermo Santomà, James Shaw and Martin Rusak among others.

LINA BO BARDI DIBUIXA

BARCELONA
FUNDACIÓ JOAN MIRÓ
FEB 15 2019 - MAY 16 2019

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The Fundació Joan Miró in collaboration with the Lina Bo Bardi foundation hosted the exhibition Linda Bo Bardi Dibuja (Lina Bo Bardi drawings), in the spring on 2019. The show explored the deep connection the Brazilian architect had with drawing.

GUILLERMO SANTOMÀ

MADRID
MUSEO CERRALBO
FEB 05 2019 - MAR 24 2019

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Barcelona based Gulliermo Santomà took Madrid by storm as he broke up the Baroque Museum Cerralbo with his elaborate contemporary designs. Conceptualizing his work with the ideal to construct from the deconstructed, Santomà shakes and deforms objects and materials turning them into sculptured design pieces, encompassing design, architecture performance and scenography. The radical language of Guillermo’s contemporary design colonized the classical museum provoking a new and interactive narrative with the museum’s permanent collection.

LINA BO BARDI:
TUPÍ OR NOT TUPÍ


MADRID
FUNDACIÓN JUAN MARCH
OCT 05 2018 - JAN 13 2019

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The Fundación Juan March held the first retrospective in Spain on the fascinating figure of Lina Bo Bardi (Rome, 1914 - São Paulo, 1992), whose work is represented by Side Gallery in Barcelona. The legendary designer moved to Brazil from Italy in 1946. Bo Bard’s move was typical of the time as a wave of European architects and artists moved to Latin America fleeing the horrors of the second world war and contributing to the modernist movement that dominated the second half of the 20th Century.

LE CORBUSIER & OSCAR NIEMEYER

BARCELONA
SIDE GALLERY
SEP 14 2018 - JAN 31 2019

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Bringing together two of the greatest architects of all times, Side Gallery navigated through time creating a dialogue between two masters of modern architecture. LE CORBUSIER & OSCAR NIEMEYER Influences and counter influences on modern design (1929-1965) opened in the fall of 2018 at Side Gallery, Barcelona.

UNILABOR: A TERCEIRA VIA

BARCELONA
SIDE GALLERY
APR 19 2018 - JUL 12 2018

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“UNILABOR”, shown at Side Gallery Barcelona, displayed furniture manufactured by the intellectual working collective co-founded by Gerlaldo de Barros a multidisciplinary artist and entrepreneur.  In 1954 painter, photographer and designer Geraldo de Barros, together with Joao Baptista, a Dominican Priest, founded the Unilabor community. From 1954 to 1961 Unilabor was one of the stand marks in furniture design in São Paulo, renowned for its social characteristic and considered one of the most important projects in the history of modern Brazilian design.

GUILLERMO SANTOMÀ
ADJUST-A-WINGS

BARCELONA
SIDE GALLERY
MAR 31 2018 - JUN 18 2018

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Barcelona based Gulliermo Santomà presented a collection of elaborate contemporary design at Side Gallery’s Palau de Casavells, to open the 2018 summer exhibition. Conceptualising his work with an ideal to construct from the deconstructed Santomà shakes and deforms objects and materials turning them into sculptured design pieces, encompassing design, architecture performance and scenography. The radical language of Guillermo’s contemporary design provoked an interactive narrative with the ancient Maisa in the Catalunya countryside.

CLAYTIME!

BARCELONA
SIDE GALLERY
NOV 30 2017 - FEB 08 2018

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“Claytime!” was a show dedicated to revealing some of the most relevant contemporary ceramic artists who rethink the traditional handcraft, producing exciting and new applications. The gallery selected a group of international ceramists, including Aneta Regel, Bente Skjøttgaard, Claudi Casanovas amongst others.

MARTIN EISLER & CARLO HAUNER
(FORMA BRASIL)

BARCELONA
SIDE GALLERY
SEP 12 2017 - NOV 16 2017

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Side Gallery's exhibition Martin Eisler & Carlo Hauner: Forma Brasil presented some of the pair’s most relevant and unique works created between 1950 and 1960, by Forma Brasil, the company the two co-founded, bringing a fresh perspective to the Brazilian modern design scene. The exhibition made a much-needed overview of the trajectory of these two great creators.

SABINE MARCELIS
RAY

BARCELONA
SIDE GALLERY
MAY 23 2017 - JUL 28 2017

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A collection of work by Sabine Marcelis was exhibited at Side Gallery’s Barcelona gallery in the early Summer of 2017. Works including the artist's cast resin Candy Cubes alongside new a collection of lighting was on show. The new lighting collection illustrated Sabine Marcelis’ ongoing experimentation with the manipulation of light, and also light as manipulator. The RAY series utilised coloured glass extrusions with neon tubes weaving in and out; Reminiscent of sun rays breaking through clouds.

BRAZILIAN DESIGN
(PART TWO)

BARCELONA
SIDE GALLERT
FEB 16 2017 - MAY 11 2017

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In the spring of 2017 Side Gallery presented its second show on modern Brazilian Design. As a sequel to the Gallery’s 2016 exhibition, Brazilian Design part II brought together a collection of sought after works by some of Brazil’s most important 20th century designers, including Lina Bo Bardi, Joaquim Tenreiro, Martin Eisler and Carlo Hauner and Branco e Preto.

ILMARI TAPIOVAARA
(BEYOND THE NORDIC LIGHT)

BARCELONA
SIDE GALLERY
DEC 08 2016 - FEB 09 2017

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In the winter of 2016/2017 Side Gallery presented their first retrospective, focused on the works of the Finnish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara. The designer captured the essence of Finnish identity through a series of furniture and lighting pieces created from the 1930s up until the 1990s. The gallery presented works manufactured by Asko, Laukaan Puu and Artek, among others.

BRAZILIAN DESIGN
(PART ONE)

BARCELONA
SIDE GALLERY
OCT 10 2016 - DEC 01 2016

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In the Autumn of 2016, Side Gallery presented an exhibition focused entirely on Brazilian twentieth century modernist design. Pieces by Lina Bo Bardi, Branco e Preto, Jose Zanine Caldas, Joaquim Tenreiro, Sergio Rodrigues and Oscar Niemeyer were presented for the very first time in Spain, introducing Brazilian modern design to an European audience.

DESIGN DIALOGUES

BARCELONA
SIDE GALLERY
SEP 15 2016 - OCT 10 2016

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In the Autumn of 2016, Side Gallery proposed an innovative curation of Design Dialogues as a navigation through time, connecting XX century design with an interesting collection of contemporary works. Pieces by Dutch design duo, Oos&Oos, alongside mobile sculptures by Laurent Lo were combined with works from the previous century by Angelo Mangriarotti and Mathieu Mategot.

GUILLERMO SANTOMÀ

BARCELONA
SIDE GALLERY
MAY 19 2016 - JUL 29 2016

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In the Spring of 2016 Side Gallery in Barcelona proudly presented the first solo exhibition by Spanish designer Guillermo Santomá. The exhibition took place at the gallery's first location at Enrique Granados in the heart of the city. The exhibition featured a range of glass pieces by the multifaceted architectural designer.

BEING POPULAR

BARCELONA
SIDE GALLERY
FEB 25 2016 - APR 21 2016

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In the heart of Barcelona Side Gallery presented their second gallery show. The exhibition presented a display of XX Century European furniture. Important works from Nordic masters such as Hans Agne Jakobsson and Axel Einar Hjorth, were placed thoughtful among pieces by Charlotte Perriand and Gio Ponti.

UNO

BARCELONA
SIDE GALLERY
OCT 14 2015 - FEB 12 2016

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Side Gallery was established in Barcelona and founded in October 2015. The exhibition UNO was the gallery’s inaugural exhibition. The show mixed a combination of international design of the twentieth century, as well as contemporary design, focusing on historical design from Latin America and Italy, concentrating on the work of designers Lina Bo Bardi and Gio Ponti. For the contemporary side, the gallery showed a young Sabine Marcelis, who focused primarily on material development on a series of mirrors titled "Seeing Glass".