img_9944The game of architecture is an intricate play with rules that you may break or accept. These rules, like so many knots that cannot be untied, have the erotic significance of bondage: the more numerous and sophisticated the restraints, the greater the pleasure, says one of the art signs of the exhibition titled ¨Ropes and Rules¨

¨1,000 m2 of desire¨ looks at the way Western society has planned, built and imagined spaces for sex from the 18th century to the present day.

img_9973 img_9971Through drawings and architectural models, art installations, audiovisuals, books and other materials, the exhibition at CCCB (Centro de Cultura Contemporanea of Barcelona) curated by Adélaïde de Caters and Rosa Ferré explores the power of spaces as the driving force of desire and shows how architectural practice has been dominated by men until very recently and, as a result, spaces designed for pleasure have been imagined from male desires and fantasies.

img_9939 img_9960Holes and Phallus appear as the architects favorite shapes. one to peek the other to extend

From Claude-Nicolas LedouxCharles Fourier, De Sade and Guy Debord, the radical architecture of the 1960s and 1970s, Carlo Mollino, Adolf Loos, Nicolas Schöffer, Wilhelm Reich, Playboy architecture to works by contemporary architects and artists.

You’ll even find a dark room!!!! by Esther Fernandez

From now until March 19, 2017 at CCCB . Centro de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona, Monday closed

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img_9977 img_9981 img_9989an image of Second Life remember when we were teletransported to a second world and designed our own wishful avatars and experiences?

 

 

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