‘Piranesi. La fabbrica dell’utopia’ at Palazzo Braschi in Rome

August 14, 2017

With more than 200 graphic works, kindly loaned by the Giorgio Cini Foundation and the collections of the Museo di Roma in Palazzo Braschi, the exhibition shows the most significant works of the Venetian artist, an extraordinary inkjet maker and central figure for the figurative culture of the 18th century Europe. 

 

Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, 1762 © Museo di Roma

Giovanni Battista Piranesi. Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella, 1762 © Museo di Roma

 

Piranesi was a great engraver and architect devoted to the rediscovery of archeology who applied his Venetian artistic education to an immediate passion for the grandiose ruins of Rome, where he moved in 1740.

His vast watercolor production, featuring spectacularly exaggerated prospective visions and violent luminous effects, made him one of the most successful artists in a rapidly expanding artistic market such as the Roman was in the culminating period of the Grand Tours.

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‘Le Corbusier: 5 architectures’, photographs by Guido Guidi for Einaudi

June 11, 2017

The work of Guido Guidi is well aware of the deep interpretative value of the act of observation. In his photographs we are taken into Le Corbusier’s work like never before: through detailed and partial views the photographer draws on the architect’s lesser known work.

 

Guido Guidi. Le Corbusier 5 architetture © Guido Guidi / Einaudi

Guido Guidi. Le Corbusier 5 architetture © Guido Guidi / Einaudi

 

The art gallery Unosunove in Rome presents Italian photogrpaher Guido Guidi‘s latest work, a collaboration with editors Einaudi in their series ‘I millenni‘, with texts from ‘Le Corbusier. Scritti‘ by Rosa Tamborrino.

The exhibition comprises Guidi‘s photographs on 5 works by the Swiss architect, paying attention to the details of each place, the materials combined during the construction, the colors of the spaces, together with the notes glued on the walls or on the textile containers… a perfect and necessary addition to the architect’s words and texts. The exhibition will be open until June 24. (more…)

“Misunderstandings”, CAMPO’s curatorial approach to FRAC Val de Loire’s collections

January 12, 2017

Both museums collaborate in a project reflecting on the operative value of museums and collections for the contemporary discourse and practice of architecture. The exhibition is part of FRAC’s wider project for 2017, “Walking through someone else dreams”.

 

Vazio S/A, The grid, 2016 © FRAC centre Val de Loire

Vazio S/A, The grid, 2016 © FRAC centre Val de Loire

 

Approaching Le FRAC Centre-Val de Loire’s collection less with the cultural diligence of the curator than the amateur curiosity of the architect, CAMPO discards the traditional monographic, typological or historical readings, to adopt a looser and unconventional framework that pairs human emotions and architectural principles.

Fear/Structure, Hope/System, Nostalgia/Form and Surprise/Limit are the four binocular lenses through which we looked at the collection as aliving material that can be studied but also manipulated to reflect on the contemporary condition. (more…)

MACRO Roma presents Anish Kapoor’s first solo exhibition in Italy after 10 years

December 28, 2016

Intimate, imposing and dialectic, Kapoor’s work presented at the exhibition confronts and explores the conditions of matter, the dynamics of perception and the power of metaphor.

 

Anish Kapoor at MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma © MACRO

Anish Kapoor at MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma © MACRO

 

Anish Kapoor is back at long last for his first exhibition in an Italian museum in 10 years. From 17 December 2016 to 17 April 2017, an extraordinary show comes to the spaces of the MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, curated by Mario Codognato.

The exhibition is a testimony to Kapoor’s unflagging research in the formal and conceptual spheres, which has informed his artistic practice from the start, contrasting the highly engineered and more organic processes of his work. (more…)

Contemporary Swiss architecture, this fall at Casa dell’Architettura di Roma

September 29, 2016

The Casa dell’Architettura in Rome starts its fall season with a series of events dedicated to the dissemination of some of the best examples of contemporary Swiss architecture, through an exhibition and three lecture sessions.

 

Bündner Kunstmuseum, Barozzi Veiga © Barozzi Veiga

Bündner Kunstmuseum, Barozzi Veiga © Barozzi Veiga

 

Between October 11 and November 8, the House of Architecture in Rome (Casa dell’Architettura) will host a program of conferences entitled “Contemporary Architecture in Switzerland. New Museums and cultural centers” and the exhibition “Architecture in Switzerland. Dialogue between history and contemporary living”, dedicated to contemporary Swiss Architecture and Museums.

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“Le Corbusier: Ma Maison and résidence près de Chicago” at Accademia di San Luca

February 2, 2016

The exhibition presents sketches and models for “Ma maison” and “Plans pour la résidence du président d’un collège près de Chicago”. Approaching the theme of housing, then and now, the purpose of these objects is to point out to visitors the importance of graphics quality as an expression of architectural thought.

 

Models by Alessandro Gramiccia, Enrico Martini, Alessandro Masi © photo:  Pier Luigi Traini

Models by Alessandro Gramiccia, Enrico Martini, Alessandro Masi © photo: Pier Luigi Traini

 

The sketches for “Ma maison” (1929) and “Plans pour la residence du president d’un college pres de Chicago” (1935) are published into the third volume (1934-1938) of the “Oeuvre complete”, in the section dedicated to Petites maisons. The designs are the intermediary between the two architecture built, the “Maison de weekend” on the outskirts of Paris and the “Maison aux Mathes”,both made in 1935 with mostly traditional techniques and materials, while the two sketches houses seems to refer at the aesthetic of smoothness, that had characterized almost all of the previous production of Le Corbusier. (more…)

Fondazione MAXXI to host preparation party for Outdoor Festival 2015

July 30, 2015

MAXXI Roma is hosting this evening, Thursday 30th of July, a meeting to discuss the sixth edition of the yearly festival celebrated on the grounds of the contemporary arts museum in the Ostiense area.

 

CORTE Great Land, photo © Musacchio Ianniello, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

CORTE Great Land, photo © Musacchio Ianniello, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

 

MAXXI Roma is hosting this afternoon, Thursday 30th of July, a meeting to discuss the sixth edition of the yearly festival celebrated on the grounds of the contemporary arts museum in the Ostiense area. (more…)

Exhibition on Terragni’s designs for Rome, now in Casa dell’Architettura

May 30, 2015

The main objective of the exhibition is the critical reading of the work of Giuseppe Terragni, glancing at projects that were created for the city of Rome. Special attention will be payed to projects such as  the competition for Palazzo del Littorio and the Casa del Fascio in Rione Trastevere/Monteverde.

 

Giuseppe Terragni a Roma © CE.S.A.R / Casa dell'Archittetura

Giuseppe Terragni a Roma © CE.S.A.R / Casa dell’Archittetura

 

Casa dell’Architettura in Rome is hosting an exhibition showcasing Giuseppe Terragni’s projects for the city of Rome, particularly those of Palazzo Littorio and the Casa del Fascio in Rione Trastevere / Monteverde. The extensive research prior to the exhibition’s organization was conducted thanks to many institutional and independent archival sources who have facilitated access to protected drawings and designs. the exhibition will be open until September 16, 2015.

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Garbatella: revisiting tomorrow’s garden city at the Casa dell’Architettura

April 22, 2015

Until Friday the 24th of April, visitors will find drawings and explanations on Gustavo Giovannoni’s Garbatella, one of the best examples of the città leggera, a planning proposal halfway urban sprawl and garden city.

 

Garbatella courtyard © Paolo Fusco www.paolofusco.com

Garbatella courtyard © Paolo Fusco www.paolofusco.com

 

Casa dell’Architettura in Rome is being host to a small exhibition on the città leggera, an Italian expression referring to a particular kind of urban design halfway urban sprawl and garden city. Until Friday the 24th of April, visitors will find drawings and explanations on Gustavo Giovannoni‘s Garbatella, one of the best examples to fully understand this underrated style of city planning.

This Roman quarter -Garbatella- is situated in a high area between Viale San Paolo and Cristoforo Colombo, two main streets, a quiet retreat for a small town-like neighbourhood developed during the fascist period.

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“Franco Purini and the art of design”. Drawings reflecting on modernism, at Casa dell’Architettura

April 9, 2015

Franco Purini’s drawings, tangent to art, architecture and design, will be on show at the Casa dell’Architettura in Rome until April 17, 2015.  The show focuses on his work, but also draws attention to the Italian tradition of “architettura disegnata” and its role nowadays.

 

The series and the Paradigm. Franco Purini and design among the modernists.

The series and the Paradigm. Franco Purini and the art of design among the modernists.

 

Casa dell’Architettura in Rome is now featuring a small exhibition on the work of Franco Purini, an Italian architect, famous for his expressive drawings that join the spirit of modernist architecture, art and design. Along with the exhibition, which will be on show until April 17, the curators Pier Federico Caliari and Carola Gentilini have also organizd a short symposium, coinciding with the opening ceremony, reflecting on the Italian tradition of “paper architecture” and its contemporary role.

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