“Mario Botta. Spazio Sacro” at Pinacoteca Comunale Casa Rusca in Locarno

Pinacoteca Comunale Casa Rusca in Locarno begins its exhibition program for 2018 with a show on Mario Botta, extending its range of research to architecture. The exhibition is held in the spaces of the Pinacoteca and in a striking pavilion built for the occasion in the outer courtyard.

 

Cattedrale della Resurrezione Évry, Francia 1988-95 Fotografia Pino Musi

Cattedrale della Resurrezione, Évry, Francia, 1988-95, Fotografia Pino Musi

 

This is the first event to bring together 22 works of architecture built in different countries: Switzerland, Italy, France, Israel, Ukraine, South Korea and China. The works include 18 buildings, 3 works in progress and a proposal for a chapel at the Malpensa airport of Milan. All documented with original models, drawings and photographs. “Mario Botta. Spazio Sacro “is an exhibition project curated by the Mario Botta Architetti studio, under the scientific direction of Rudy Chiappini. (more…)

Stedelijk BASE, the new exhibition space for the Stedelijk’s permanent collection

For the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’s permanent collection, to be housed in the Lower Level Gallery renamed Stedelijk BASE, AMO has developed an innovative steel display system, using the latest technology, to allow visitors an open-ended route through the museum’s rich collection of artworks and design pieces from 1880 to the present.

 

Stedelijk BASE, Stedelijk's permanent collectionby OMA © Ossip van Duivenbode

Stedelijk BASE, Stedelijk’s permanent collectionby OMA © Ossip van Duivenbode

 

The display system uses very thin self-standing walls, made of fifteen-millimeter-thick steel plates developed by Tata Steel Netherlands. The steel plates have een laser cut and coupled to create the stability required for the artworks. The thinness of the walls enables a flexible and open exhibition display; instead of breaking the space into smaller rooms, the collection is presented as a whole. The works are structured chronologically along the perimeter of the gallery space, and thematically on the steel walls which intersperse the gallery. Each wall is devoted to a specific aspect of the collection. (more…)