‘When in Rome’ contemporary architects exhibition at RIBA London

September 14, 2017

RIBA London presents an exhibition on Rome – a first step towards the re-threading of an important tradition. The exhibition features the work of young contemporary architects whose career has been constantly looking back to the eternal city.

 

“Re-Constructivist Architecture” Exhibition Explores the Lost Art of Architectural Language © Point Supreme

“Re-Constructivist Architecture” Exhibition Explores the Lost Art of Architectural Language © Point Supreme

 

Rome is an off-centre metropolis, out of an orthodox perception of time, where every single past becomes present in a continuous state of monumental contemporariness.

Continuity and crisis share the same space: ancient brick walls are flanked by the anonymous ‘palazzine’ complex of the latest years and among these the everyday madness of the city: ceaseless traffic, tourists blinded by the scorching sun, the pink roman dust settling on monuments. And again: traditions, languages, researches, cultures and avant-gardes, compose a living postcard with an inimitable capacity for self-renewal.  (more…)

“Zaha Hadid in Italy” at MAXXI Rome

June 24, 2017

Considered to be one of the most influential and visionary architects of our time, Zaha Hadid redefined the architecture of the 21st century and captured the imagination of the entire world. A year after her sudden death, MAXXI is hosting “Zaha Hadid in Italy”, an exhibition curated by the director of MAXXI Architettura Margherita Guccione and Woody Yao, associate director at Zaha Hadid Design.

 

Messner Mountain Museum Corones (Kronplatz, Sud Tirolo, Italy) 2012 / 2015 Foto Inexhibit, courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

Messner Mountain Museum Corones (Kronplatz, Sud Tirolo, Italy) 2012 / 2015 Foto Inexhibit, courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

 

Zaha Hadid in Italy, organized in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Design, Zaha Hadid Architects and the Zaha Hadid Foundation, intends to highlight the architect’s intensive and enduring relationship with the country. Giovanna Melandri, President of Fondazione MAXXI says: “This exhibition devoted to Zaha Hadid, a creative and innovative woman of great strength and courage, is a tribute to her work and her style, an exploration of the mark she has left in Italy. It is also the most authentic way that MAXXI, “her” creature, could choose to commemorate an extraordinary friend and woman, an eclectic genius who we miss greatly and with whom we subtly converse every day, together with our artists, curators and visitors.”

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“Unbuilt Rome” exhibition at CAMPO

May 7, 2017

The city is the material presence of the built environment as much as the accumulation of lost, destroyed or imaginary elements, which not anymore or never became parts of reality. All of these elements, physical or immaterial, constitute a collective cultural capital of a place and contribute to shape its diffused mentality.

 

"Unbuilt Rome" © CAMPO

“Unbuilt Rome” © CAMPO

 

The project Unbuilt Rome explores this idea of the city as a stratification of built facts and drawn thoughts, through a shared research that examines a series of projects designed for Rome and never realized. These projects – together with countless others which incurred in the same destiny – played a key role in the construction of the common imagination of Rome and had a significant influence on the architectural culture and on the debate on the city.

With the contribution of AM3, BDR Bureau, Fosbury Architecture, Ganko, Gosplan, La Macchina Studio, Raumplan, Supervoid, Warehouse of Architecture and Research. Featuring the work of Jacopo Valentini. (more…)

“Giuseppe Terragni a Roma” at Casa dell’Architettura Latina

April 13, 2017

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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“Interpretazione di una forma” Claudio Nardulli’s form and matter at Casa dell’Architettura

February 9, 2017

The exhibition shows Claudio Nardulli’s reflections and reinterpretation of Felix Candela’s concrete shells, displaying a photographic essay done by the artist, as well as a marble sculpture which echoes the building’s shapes.

 

"Interpretazione di una forma" Claudio Nardulli © Casa dell'Architettura

“Interpretazione di una forma” Claudio Nardulli © Casa dell’Architettura

 

Casa dell’Architettura in Rome has inaugurated an exhibition by Italian artist Claudio Nardulli entitled “Interpretation of a form“. This exhibition, which has been curated by Barbara Martusciello, displays several photographs made by the artist in which he shares a personal view on Felix Candela‘s well known Oceanografic building in Valencia, Spain. The pictures reflect Nardulli’s interest on form and materiality.

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“Maurizio Sacripanti, architect” exhibition at Casa dell’Architettura

December 12, 2016

On 6 December, an exhibition dedicated to the work of Maurizio Sacripanti was inaugurated at the Casa dell’Architettura (House of Architecture) in Rome, marking the centenary of his birth.

 

Maurizio Sacripanti, Prospettiva Osaka © Casa dell’Architettura

Maurizio Sacripanti, Prospettiva Osaka © Casa dell’Architettura

 

The event follows one focussed on Giuseppe Perugini and is the second in the series ‘Generation ’15 – ‘18’, a programme of exhibitions and conferences through which the Casa dell’Architettura aims to celebrate some of the most important Roman architects active on the national and international scene over the past century. (more…)

Boa Mistura’s interventions among communities, now showing at MAXXI Rome

July 26, 2016

The MAXXI’s efforts to put forward independent forms of spaces and thinking continues with the works of Madrid-based artists Boa Mistura. The exhibition “Agopuntura nello spazio pubblico” is a new installment of MAXXI’s ongoing research program, “The Independent”.

 

Boa Mistura San Cris de Colores, Madrid, Spain, 2013 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura San Cris de Colores, Madrid, Spain, 2013 © Boa Mistura

 

We see our work as an instrument for transforming the streets and creating links between people. We feel we have a responsibility to the city and the time in which we live. (Boa Mistura)

They met when they were 15 years old and creating graffiti on the walls of their neighbourhood in Madrid. Today they work throughout the world, involving entire communities in the transformation of the streets in which they live through painting. From 22 June the multidisciplinary group Boa Mistura’s work Agopuntura nello spazio pubblico will be opening a new session of THE INDEPENDENT, the museum’s research project on independent thinking curated by Giulia Ferracci and Elena Motisi.


 

Practical information

“Agopuntura nello spazio pubblico”
June 21 – September 18, 2016
The Independent, MAXXI Rome
via Guido Reni 4A,
Rome, Italy

 


THE INDEPENDENT is a research project on the identification and promotion of independent spaces and thinking designed to extend and challenge the limits of established institutions, especially museums, and to stimulate and develop diverse approaches to contemporaneity in the fields of visual arts, architecture, design and social practice.

 

Boa Mistura Somos Luz, Panama City, Panama, 2013 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Somos Luz, Panama City, Panama, 2013 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Somos Luz, Panama City, Panama, 2013 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Somos Luz, Panama City, Panama, 2013 © Boa Mistura

 

Directly connected to the project, the site provides an ever-expanding map monitoring the growth of independent spaces, offering them a forum for exchange and an opportunity to draw attention to their initiatives. With Agopuntura nello spazio pubblico by Boa Mistura furthermore, THE INDEPENDENT is taking on a new guise: in the free spaces of the museum’s stairwell, a digital wall composed of 14 monitors will come to life periodically, presenting the experiences of a selection of Italian and International groups.

 

Boa Mistura Al Karama, Algeri, Algeria, 2013 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Al Karama, Algeri, Algeria, 2013 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Al Karama, Algeri, Algeria, 2013 © Boa Mistura

Boa MisturaAl Karama, Algeri, Algeria, 2013 © Boa Mistura

 

The museum’s research and mobilisation project is further enhanced by the online newspaper Garibaldi, each issue of which takes a multi-faceted look at various themes and geographical contexts.

The first issue IndieISTANBUL - devoted to Istanbul – features contributions in the form of texts, works and interviews from Sait Faik Abasiyanik, Fusun Akbaygil, Simone Ciglia, Federico De Renzi, Cem Dinlenmiş, Cerem Erdem, Herkes İçin Mimarlık (Architecture for All), Elena Motisi, Didem Ozbek, Donatella Saroli and Ali Taptik.

 

Boa Mistura Luz Nas Vielas – Beleza, San Paulo, Brasil, 2012 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Luz Nas Vielas – Beleza, San Paulo, Brasil, 2012 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Luz Nas Vielas – Beleza, San Paulo, Brasil, 2012 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Luz Nas Vielas – Beleza, San Paulo, Brasil, 2012 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Luz Nas Vielas – Beleza, San Paulo, Brasil, 2012 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Luz Nas Vielas – Beleza, San Paulo, Brasil, 2012 © Boa Mistura

 

Invited to take part in THE INDEPENDENT, the Boa Mistura collective has chosen to present Agopuntura nello spazio pubblico, a selection of materials from the project for social change Crossroads, aimed at vulnerable communities with a high risk of marginalization.

Within the ambit of architectural and planning experiences, in fact, THE INDEPENDENT is paying particular attention to independent work in areas “of crisis” or those characterised by complex socio-political dynamics. Urgent needs are frequently sources of inspiration: conflicts, emergencies and critical situations stimulate the activities of these groups, which respond by proposing non-institutional solutions or creating self- commissioned projects.

 

Boa Mistura Mi Raiz Es, La Habana, Cuba, 2015 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Mi Raiz Es, La Habana, Cuba, 2015 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Mi Raiz Es, La Habana, Cuba, 2015 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Mi Raiz Es, La Habana, Cuba, 2015 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Mi Raiz Es, La Habana, Cuba, 2015 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Mi Raiz Es, La Habana, Cuba, 2015 © Boa Mistura

 

“Our working process is open and active, based on intuition and contacts with the community. It is modified each time, adapting to the peculiarities of the place”, say the members of the Boa Mistura group, “The tool of our trade is painting. It interests us due to its evocative power, its power to inspire and the immediacy of the results. It’s accessible, it doesn’t need specific training and it’s universal, arousing the spontaneous intervention of all the inhabitants who then appropriate the work.”

 

Boa Mistura Caminos de Agua, Somoto, Nicaragua, 2015 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Caminos de Agua, Somoto, Nicaragua, 2015 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Caminos de Agua, Somoto, Nicaragua, 2015 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura Caminos de Agua, Somoto, Nicaragua, 2015 © Boa Mistura

 

With Agopuntura nello spazio pubblico the 14 monitors show images, videos and interviews documentaing the works Luz Nas Vielas, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Al Karama, Algeri, Algeria; Somos Luz, Panama City, Panama; San Cris De Colores, Madrid, Spain; Caminos De Agua, Somoto, Nicaragua; Mi Raíz Es, Havana, Cuba, realised within the context of various emergencies.

South Africa, Mexico, Panama, Algeria, Georgia, Cuba, Brazil, Kenya, Colombia, Nicaragua and Chile, in every community Boa Mistura has succeeded in establishing contacts with the local community through participatory dynamics, the inhabitants of the areas in which the group has worked have been involved in actions of aesthetic improvement that modifies perception of the places, reinforcing people’s relations with and in the space in which they live.

 

Boa Mistura San Cris de Colores, Madrid, Spain, 2013 © Boa Mistura

Boa Mistura San Cris de Colores, Madrid, Spain, 2013 © Boa Mistura

 

BOA MISTURA

Boa Mistura (Madrid) is a multidisciplinary group composed of architects, artists, illustrators and engineers with roots in graffiti, born in late 2001 in Madrid. The group has exhibited its work at the Biennials in Havana, Venice and Panama and at the Museo Reina Sofia, La Casa Encendida (Madrid) Museo DA2 (Salamanca) and CAC Málaga. Group members teach at the ETSAM school of architecture in Madrid.


 

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“Roma Pop City 60-67″ exhibition at MACRO Rome

July 22, 2016

The exhibition displays over 100 works, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, installations and even art and documentary films, found and restored thanks to the collaboration of the Experimental Centre of Cinematography – Italian National Film Archive.

 

Luca Maria Patella, Sciarpa e Colosseo, 1966 © MACRO

Luca Maria Patella, Sciarpa e Colosseo, 1966 © MACRO

 

These works portray the city of Rome in the early ’60s, transformed and revisited through the visual imagery of the artists of the so-called School of Piazza del Popolo – although  many of the artists involved in this period have denied the existence of a single trend, this name is still used nowadays to refer to this era and the stylistic choices of the artists involved, despite the diversity in the works. (more…)

“Extraordinary Visions. L’Italia ci guarda” exhibition at MAXXI Rome

June 21, 2016

Starting out from the works present in the MAXXI collections, the show will feature images of sublime landscapes and others compromised by decay, ideal cities and rundown suburbs, great architecture and marginal urban spaces, in 150 images describing Italy in its multiple and at times contradictory guises by 40 Italian and international masters of photography.

 

Franco Fontana, Paesaggio, Sicilia, 2007, Collezione MAXXI © MAXXI

Franco Fontana, Paesaggio, Sicilia, 2007, Collezione MAXXI © MAXXI

 

The exhibition “Extraordinary Visions. L’Italia ci guarda” opens to the public on 2 June, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the birth of the Italian Republic to which MAXXI is paying tribute. “Extraordinary Visions. L’Italia ci guarda” - through to 23 October 2016 – has been curated by Margherita Guccione, director of MAXXI Architettura, together with a MAXXI research group composed of Simona Antonacci, Ilenia D’Ascoli, Laura Felci and Monia Trombetta. (more…)

“SUPERSTUDIO 50″ at MAXXI Rome

April 25, 2016

A major retrospective on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the foundation of one of the most influential groups in radical Italian architecture: SUPERSTUDIO 50, an exhibition conceived by Natalini, Toraldo di Francia and Frassinelli themselves, together with the curator Gabriele Mastrigli.

 

Superstudio, Il Monumento Continuo, Grand Hotel Colosseo 1969, fotomontaggio © MAXXI

Superstudio, Il Monumento Continuo, Grand Hotel Colosseo 1969, fotomontaggio © MAXXI

 

Transverse, metaphysical, indefinable, ever-new, ever outré, Superstudio is one of the most influential groups in Italian radical architecture, founded in 1966 by Adolfo Natalini and Cristiano Toraldo di Francia, who were later joined by Gian Piero Frassinelli, the brothers Roberto and Alessandro Magris and Alessandro Poli. (more…)