Exhibition from 28th April to 28th May 2017 at Gallery of Contemporary Art and Architecture in České Budějovice.
Curated by Michal Škoda.
Radic has gained increased attention thanks to his unusual approach to architecture and his distinct creative perspective. His unique designs set him apart not only in his home country, but also on the international architectural scene in general.
In particular, his work is influenced by the distinctive Chilean landscape, which is an intrinsic part of Radic’s identity and which resonates strongly in his architectural projects.
With his typical emphasis on the context of place, he manages to sensitively incorporate his buildings into their environment. Radic’s poetic works also make innovative use of materials, including new and fresh combinations thereof. Although they often oscillate between contradictory qualities such as strength/fragility, abstraction/reality, or durability/transience, his buildings always emanate a natural homogeneity.
The role of poetry and fables should be mentioned as well, for they have inspired more than a few of Radic’s projects. For instance, in 2010, Radic found inspiration from Oscar Wilde’s story The Selfish Giant when he created an experimental model entitled The Castle of the Selfish Giant, which he later expanded into the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London (2014).
Bestiary presents a modern bestiary from Radic’s imagination in the form of 20 models symbolizing various fictional creatures, alongside 28 drawings from the series Dead at Home.
The models represent several of Radic’s designs, including The Castle of the Selfish Giant, House for the Poem for the Right Angle, and The Boy Hidden in the Egg.