Candide —
Journal for Architectural Knowledge

Candide No. 6 — 10/2012 — Encounters

Anne Poirier, Murielle Hladik, Patrick Poirier
In the Garden of Time.

In an implicit reference to points of Japanese art theory and aesthetics, particularly the perception of time and the aging of artifacts, this conversation between architect Murielle Hladik and artists Anne and Patrick Poirier revolves around the figure of the ruin in the context of contemporary art. Construction, destruction and reconstruction, event and history, memory and oblivion, nature and artifact are notions that both art and architecture invite us to ponder and reflect on. A conversation ensues about the intimacy of personal impressions and their consequences; about material substance and the fragility of forms. The conversation took place in Paris on October 18, 2011.

Candide No. 6, 10/2012

Pages 93–116