3D. Printing The World: Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid

14 June - 22 October 2017

 

 

Louisa Guinness Gallery is proud to announce that it has loaned a number of works to the Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Madrid for their 3D PRINTING THE WORLD including its collaboration with Ross Lovegrove's Foliate III, 2013, Foliate V, 2013 & Foliate VI, 2013. 

 

About the Exhibition

 

This show revolves around three-dimensional printing technology and its impact on disciplines as varied as medicine, fashion, gastronomy and architecture. If offers the broadest possible perspective of a digital phenomenon considered by many to be the next industrial revolution.

 

What is three-dimensional printing all about and what path has it taken up to the present day? What transformative capability does this technology have for productive processes, for the relationship of the individual with objects and for society in general? What types of printed objects can we find right now and in what fields are they used? What is the limit of how far 3D printers can be used?

 

These and other issues will be addressed in 3D. Printing the World, an exhibition curated by the architects and designers Carmen Baselga and Héctor Serrano based on three-dimensional printing technology and its impact on disciplines as varied as medicine, fashion, gastronomy and architecture. A genuine transformation that allows any citizen to manufacture anything they like, reformulating basic concepts such as authorship, sustainability, education and accessibility.

 

The exhibition is organised into four broad thematic blocks: From bit to atomThrough the rear-view mirrorThe three-dimensional footprint and The next step. The first gives a simple explanation of what 3D printing is all about, the types of printing, the variety of the materials used and the principles that guide this technology. The second block takes a look back in time to allow us to understand the origin and evolution of this technology up to the present day, highlighting the various landmarks achieved over the course of time: the companies involved, the economic worth of the industry, numbers of printers sold annually, etc. The third gives some examples of how the technology is applied across different fields and invites reflection on the phenomena from a variety of viewpoints. The last block puts forward, as an epilogue, predictions and expectations for the future of 3D printing.

 

For further details or to visit the exhibition click here.

 

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