Bunkers, Brutalism, Bloodymindedness: Concrete Poetry

Back by popular demand, we pay homage to one of the most challenging architectural styles that exists today: brutalism.

Art Screening previously on at ACMI - Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 28 July 2016 to Thursday 28 July 2016

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The Heritage Council of Victoria presents a BBC FOUR two-part documentary in which Jonathan Meades makes the case for 20th century concrete Brutalist architecture in homage to a style that he sees as brave, bold and bloody-minded.

Tracing its precursors to the once-hated Victorian edifices described as Modern Gothic and before that to the unapologetic baroque visions created by John Vanbrugh, as well as the martial architecture of World War II, Meades celebrates the emergence of the Brutalist spirit in his usual provocative and incisive style. Never pulling his punches, Meades praises a moment in architecture he considers sublime and decries its detractors.

Screening is preceded with an “in conversation” event featuring special guests, followed by the complete two part documentary.