“Lina Bo Bardi. Giancarlo Palanti. Studio d’Arte Palma 1948- 1951” at Design Museum Gent

In this exhibition, Design Museum Gent tells the story of one of the strongest women in 20th-century architecture. As well as being an architect, the Italian-Brazilian Lina Bo Bardi was a writer, set designer, illustrator and furniture designer. That final aspect of her life, often ignored until now, is the main focus of this exhibition.

 

“Lina Bo Bardi.Giancarlo Palanti. Studio d’Arte Palma 1948- 1951” © Ruy Texteira, courtesy: Nilufar Gallery, Milaan

 

Lina Bo Bardi Giancarlo Palanti. Studio d’Arte Palma 1948-1951 is a tribute to the Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi. The exhibition presents the largest collection of Bo Bardi furniture ever gathered in one place and focuses on the furniture created in the context of the Studio d’Arte Palma, which was founded by Lina Bo Bardi and the Italian architect Giancarlo Palanti. (more…)

“Baukunst. Performance & Performativity” at BOZAR Brussels

Since 2019, A+ Architecture in Belgium and BOZAR have been coproducing a new series of exhibitions devoted to Belgian architecture firms, which have attracted international attention in recent years. The second exhibition in this series, Performance & Performativity, is devoted to the Brussels architecture firm BAUKUNST, founded by Adrien Verschuere in 2008.

 

HEdS Genève (c) ArtefactoryLab

 

The firm’s many interdisciplinary collaborations since its foundation illustrate a dialogical approach to the project development process that places architecture at the crossroads of art and science. (more…)

“Urbagrammi” Paolo Mazzoleni at Galleria Antonia Jannone

Urbagrammi. Dispatches from the city “is a semi-serious photographic project, born from the somewhat compulsive use of the telephone camera and social networks. On display sixty photographs taken by architect Paolo Mazzoleni between 2013 and 2019 documenting places and architecture in Milan, Italy and Europe.

 

“Urbagrammi” Paolo Mazzoleni at Galleria Antonia Jannone © Paolo Mazzoleni

The shots collected in this project are (almost always) performed in an urban environment and represent my arbitrary point of view on the spaces that through, with particular attention to the specific urban features of the places.  (more…)

“Mario Merz. Time Is Mute” at Palacio de Velázquez Madrid

This retrospective on the work of Mario Merz (Milan, Italy, 1925 – Milan, Italy, 2003) surveys the provenance of a body of work suspended in a kind of pre-historic time, at odds with the discourse of modern-era history.

 

View of the exhibition “Mario Merz” © MNCARS

 

This anachronistic perspective, apparent in the choice of materials and iconography, stems from the ideological and committed stance of an artist and his relation to the political and intellectual climate in Italy in the 1960s and 1970s, in addition to his rejection of pervasive capitalism and the American way of life after the Second World War. (more…)

“Natural Beauty” at Palácio Sinel de Cordes within Lisbon Architecture Triennale ’19

“Natural Beauty” explores how the rational nature of construction can embody a form of natural beauty, as an internal coherence of the architectural artefact. The exhibition explores an intelligible beauty where constructive rationality links each part to each other, as a system to create an organic architecture.

 

Suspended model based on Gaudí’s designs for the calculation of the vaults and structures of the church at the Güell Colony © Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera. Photographer Pau Giralt-Miracle

 

This allows the subject to be understandable and shareable by all, while staying relevant as a discipline established on a historical and theoretical basis. This reflection on constructive rationality leads to questions beyond the strictly technical and scientific limits of structure and construction, highlighting a genealogy of major examples of works, commissioned in an architecture journey by the portuguese artist Tatiana Macedo. (more…)

“Inner space” at MNAC within Lisbon Architecture Triennale ’19

Inner Space is part of an ongoing research project into the construction of the architectural imagination. It sets out to investigate the space between the inner and outer realities, a space that could be inhabited and explored in itself, looking for those moments in which the two realms interact most vividly.

 

Inner space, Irena Gajic

 

Besides, it also identifies two parallel and strictly intertwined movements intervening in the construction of architectural imagination: a collective one and an individual one, two spheres complementing each other. The aim is to identify imagination as an immersive territory that can be experienced, crossed and even inhabited, defined as a human ability which partly relies on a collective process. (more…)

“Gianni Berengo Gardin. Roma” at Casale di Santa Maria Nova

The Casale di Santa Maria Nova, in Via Appia Antica 251, hosts the first major exhibition of Gianni Berengo Gardin dedicated solely to the Capital. A selection of seventy-five shots, including many unpublished ones, reveal the fascination of Rome from the second post-war period to the present.

 

Roma 1973 © Gianni Berengo Gardin, Courtesy Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia Milano

 

Rome is the title of the exhibition curated by Giuliano Sergio promoted by the Special Superintendency of Rome, directed ad interim by Daniela Porro, with the organization of Electa, and open to the public from 29 September 2019 to 12 January 2020. (more…)

“Architects at Play” at CIVA Brussels

Architects at Play is the result of a research process into play and the imagination, built experiments and mythological narratives. The exhibition is essentially centred on the idea of ‘Creating Worlds’. It attempts to bring together two characters: the architect and the child.

 

© Pierre Antoine

 

Children’s games have always been a breeding ground for the invention of ‘Worlds’. Likewise, architects also imagine new ‘Worlds’. These worlds and the mechanisms of invention they rely upon constitute the core of the exhibition, which touches on themes as varied as childhood and education, urban planning, public space, history, architecture, art and creativity—in order to trace the history of imaginary as well as imagined ‘Worlds’. (more…)

“Paolo Novelli. La Fotografia come differenza” at La Triennale di Milano

The exhibition focuses on the period 2002-2013 with the aim of highlighting the birth and consolidation of Novelli’s personal style.

 

A cura di Giovanni Battista Martini Photo © Paolo Novelli

 

The cycles of images reveal an essential photograph, timeless and without place, synthesized by Giovanni Gastel as “photography of solitude”. The other aspect, the technical one, reinforces Novelli’s timeless direction, whose discipline is in fact only one: analogical photography. (more…)

“Grounded” at AEDES Architecture Forum Berlin

The design studio Christoph Hesse Architects addresses the notion of sustainable life, work and recreation in rural regions through diverse approaches. Its projects include new buildings as well as conversions – altogether they form a plea for self-sufficient, collaborative and identity-forming living spaces that actively involve the users in their design.

 

Strohtherme in Referinghausen © Christoph Hesse und Thomas Baron

 

Aedes is presenting a selection of planned and realised projects in the Sauerland and Waldecker Land region of North Hessen, based on atmospheric pictures and small- and large-scale models. The architecture of Christoph Hesse and his team, illustrates how building in the countryside can be down-to-earth and creatively individualized, participatory, and energetically forward-looking – in collaboration with the local residents: grounded. (more…)