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Alexander Brodsky

Alexander Brodsky is a Russian artist and avant-garde architect who builds wonderful structures out of old and local materials in the hope of creating something free of modern ideology. For him, they stand as a reaction against the unregulated and often corrupt building industry which has been transforming Moscow since the mid-90′s. The spaces that he creates are often unique in their style and their function and quite often become a way for him to aestheticize the informal.

Take for example his terrifically titled Pavilion for Vodka Ceremonies which was built at theKlyazminskoye Reservoir Resort in 2004. It is a space designed solely for a single use, a place where the act of drinking becomes almost zen-like. Here, vodka drinking gains a reverence similar to that of the Japanese tea ceremony. Inside, everything is kept to the bare essentials – there is little more then a small table, a pair of tin mugs on chains and a large basin of vodka. Brodsky has created a unique space and a new type of ceremony. For him, it is a simple and material metaphor for the Russian ‘art de vivre’; a space and ceremony for the Russian way of life. Say what you will about vodka itself, but for me this structure is wonderfully charming as well as being an interesting take on the function of a structure and a questioning of the relevance of ceremony in contemporary life.


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Poetic transformation

…The textile museum is a part of an urban and landscape revitalization program concerning the development around famous Iranian poet mausoleum Hafez. Diverse incident happened thru time on a single plateau, which became the solid base for the conceptual approach toward the subject. Four major incidents had been traced in same location that could be defined as four layer of mass memory. The garden period, the cemetery period, the age of textile factory, and the library. The textile museum belongs to the industrial period. the remaining of one of the textile buildings which actually was administrative building converted into gallery not only to define the position of the late factory but also a tribute to new age of industry in shiraz . All the elements which used in reconstruction of the set contribute to the sense of place and mass memory about general industrial period of end of nineteen century in Iran. The following brief text presented to the jury as main philosophical approach toward the subject . The state of contagion is the consequential process of

Numerous layers sterile to brewing time line of previous and later. The fabulous stratum of death – nature is subject of “coupling “meant to represent the ruin surface into infinite measure of memory. The corpse of land continues its presents through semantic order of stoniness of slabs and the organic part of coupling: the trees. The purification is matter of fable; and the annexation of corpse land to the poet’s territory constitutes dwindling tendencies, where the whole concept seeks the proliferation of poetic sense. The plateau stretches from the threshold of literary historicism and prefer y of memory to the continuum surface of” indefinite” and horizon of” sloping land”. The plateau spans the contaminated land of death and nature to institutionalize the improvisation of space. The purity of surface and its interdimension contribute to the new implosive landscaping in contrast to the vulgar explosive manner. The poetic machine proliferates the poetic domain devouring more territories of the wasteland into literal boundaries.