magazine on architecture
ACCATTONE #4 OUT SOON
Accattone #4 draws on the idea of collection to explore mythical methods and visual ethnographies in contemporary practices, with an interest in the compression, into a single artefact, of long periods of history, power relations, memories and everyday experience. It features anthropology museums, underground data centres and minor collections performed in private houses, double-sided masks and architectural strata in a floor slab or a facade, totemic mock-ups on a 1:1 scale and metaphors in the desert.
We thank Pierres et Marbres de Wallonie
, Lochten & Germeau
, Van Den Weghe
and Deborah Bowmann
for their generous support of our magazine.
Issues 2 and 3 are still available:
Accattone is an independent editorial project based in Brussels.
It is a dedicated space for architecture documents: an interview, a visual essay, a drawing, are laid out as fragments of a montage transversal to the issue. Contents are manipulated mostly through their visual condition. From their sheer confrontation, several themes emerge. The printed format and its slow periodicity combine the characteristics of the work-in-progress with the finiteness of the object.
Issue 1 features artists and architects dealing with found forms, state transformations and 1:1 scale models.
With documents by Jaro Straub, Victor Horta, Simon Boudvin, Anne Holtrop, Bas Princen, Maaike Lauwaert, De Vylder Vinck Taillieu, Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe, Robbrecht en Daem, Christiane Lange, Sandro Della Noce Gilles Pourtier Guillaume Gattier, Alvar Aalto, Oscar Tuazon.
Issue 2 draws on several themes from the first issue — material shifts, models and model-like buildings, the role of images in the design process — to address specific methods and approaches which challenge established codes: bricolage, minor architecture, personal narratives and collections. Each contribution resonates with the others through analogies and faux amis
, experimentations on editorial devices and shared positions towards reality, history and representation.
With documents by Aurélien Froment, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Baukunst, Manuel Montenegro, René Heyvaert, Jean Renaudie, Studio Tom Emerson at ETH, 6a architects, Good Times & Nocturnal News, Eric Lapierre, Brandlhuber+, Erica Overmeer, Martinez Barat Lafore.
Issue 3 is a single content magazine specially produced for The Corner Show
. Both an autonomous object and a continuation of Accattone #2, it consists in a 96 x 64 cm poster foldable into an 8-page publication. Martinez Barat Lafore collect 137 images and quotations inherent to their conceptual and built work, through sketch-up renderings, scanned drawings, professional photographs or mobile phone shots. The corner is a transversal theme to their practice: line, form, way of living, it becomes wedge, moulding and skirting board, inalienable furniture, partitioning wall. The architects embrace the everyday with the gaze sharpened by meaningful fragments of their experience — forms to be analysed, conceptualised and re-used as architectural operators.
Issue 1, March 2014
92 colour pages, 24x32cm
Issue 2, September 2015
164 colour pages, 24x32cm
Issue 3, September 2015
8 colour pages, 24x32cm
as unfoldable poster
Issue 4, July 2016
148 colour pages, 24x32cm
Sophie Dars & Carlo Menon
Ismaël Bennani & Orfée Grandhomme Überknackig
Rue d’Artois 52
Round-table conversation on architectural publishing at the Belgian Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale, 27 May 2016
With OASE, Criticat, aDVVT, De Smet Vermeulen, 51N4E, Office KGDVS & others.
Presentation within the Book of Copies
exhibition at Sint-Lucas, Brussels, 20 April 2016
Accattone at the first :ndex architecture
book fair at Museo Jumex, Mexico City, 4-7 February 2016
Panel discussion with Frida Escobedo and Giovanni Piovene (San Rocco)
Art publishing fair Offprint Paris
at Beaux-arts, 12-15 November 2015
Accattone #3 is featured in The Corner Show
at Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, 12 September - 6 December 2015
Launch at Volume bookshop
, Paris, 7 October 2015, with architects Sébastien Martinez Barat and Benjamin Lafore
Accattone at the international conference “Thinking Architecture Through Publication”
, Lisbon 28-30 September 2015
Lecture “Architecture in the Second Degree” for Belgian magazine A+, 18 September 2015
Lecture “Architecture in the Second Degree” at ICA London, within the exhibition
Everything is Architecture: Bau Magazine from the 60s and 70s
, 15 September 2015
Independent book fair Artists Print IV by Komplot and JAP. Selling solutions for no-problems at BRASS, Brussels, 11-13 September 2015
Launch of Accattone #2 in our new office space in Brussels, 5 September 2015
Lecture at ENSAP Lille, 18 May 2015
's lecture series “Faking Fiction – Unbuilt Realities” at Extra City. Antwerp, 13 May 2015
Accattone is part of the Archizines World Tour
starting from ETH Zurich, gta exhibitions, 8-31 October 2014 (info
Round table on periodicals organised by the Prix Fernand Baudin Prijs. Brussels, 10 June 2014
Launch at Betts Project
. London, 29 May 2014
Launch at Etablissement d'en face
. Brussels, 11 April 2014
7.30 pm: presentation / 8 pm: lecture by Anne Holtrop
on “Material Gesture”
Preview at Artists Print III
. Brussels 21-23 March 2014