The Cruising Pavilion is a curatorial project focusing on gay sex, architecture and cruising cultures. It is led by four friends, artist Rasmus Myrup, architect Octave Perrault, and the curator duo Pierre-Alexandre Mateos & Charles Teyssou. They are all based in Paris.
Rasmus Myrup (b. 1991) is a Danish artist and curator living and working between Paris and Copenhagen. Working primarily with sculpture and drawing, his work operates scalar syntheses investigating humanity’s natural roots in the context of personal human emotions and relations. His recent solo exhibitions include “Re-member me” at Jack Barrett, NYC (US), “Homo Homo” at Tranen, Hellerup (DK) and “Loving those we lost but never knew” at Balice Hertling, Paris (FR). Since 2014 he has been running the exhibition platform “Weekends” organising shows in Paris, Copenhagen and London.
Octave Perrault, (b.1988, France) is an architect and curator based in Paris. He currently works at Dominique Perrault Architecture to develop DPA–X, their research and consulting unit. He was a founding member of åyr (2014-2018), an art collective that addressed architecture and domesticity after the internet through exhibitions and residences in various institutions including the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), the Museum Ludwig (Köln), the MAK center (Los Angeles), the Berlin Biennale, the Venice Architecture Biennale : www.aayr.xyz. His writings with åyr and independently have been published in Perspecta, Harvard Design Magazine, E-Flux and Vogue L’Uomo amongst others. In 2019, he taught a semester alongside Jeremy Lecomte at the School of Architecture of Versailles, France, and will be starting this fall PhD at the Architectural Association, in London.
Pierre-Alexandre Mateos and Charles Teyssou are a duo of curators based in Paris. They recently co-curated along with Rasmus Myrup and Octave Perrault the Cruising Pavilion at the 16th Biennial of Architecture (Venice) and New York (Ludlow38), a series of exhibition devoted to the links between gay sex, art and architecture. In parallel to that they curated Schengen Baroque Pasolini at Converso (Milan), a group show freely adapted from an unrealized project about the conversion of Saint Paul by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Previously, they have done a research residency for the LUMA Arles Foundation in 2018. They have been the editors-in-chief of L’Officiel Art and are regular contributors of Flash Art, Spike, Mousse and Cura. They are currently working on the last chapter of Cruising Pavilion at ArkDes Museum (Stockholm), a survey of the artist Darja Bajagić at Le Confort Moderne (Poitiers) as well as an exhibition devoted to Jacques de Bascher.
Darkrooms and White Cubes: Cruising Pavilion in Conversation with Glass Bead
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