“Santiago Calatrava: In the Light of Naples” at Real Bosco di Capodimonte

The exhibition at Capodimonte, split between the Museum’s second floor and the Cellaio building of the Real Bosco, reinforces the exhibition’s title—Santiago Calatrava: In the Light of Naples—but also the artist’s love for the city, a city that can be probably called a cradle and an entrance to the Mediterranean, a crossroads of diverse cultures and civilizations.


Reggio Emilia – Stazione Mediopadana (2002-2004)  Photo © Santiago Calatrava Archive


The exhibition on Santiago Calatrava—architect, engineer, painter, sculptor draughtsman, all-around artist—arrives to Naples at the Museo e Real Bosco di Capodimonte with four-hundred works, including sculptures, drawings, and models. Calatrava is a restless spirit always in search of a balance between volume and light, the two essential elements of his concept of architecture. (more…)

“Nouveaux regards” at Villa Noailles

Every two years, the Villa Noailles exhibits its collections – recent acquisitions and artistic commissions – offering the multiple perspectives of today’s artists on this unique place.


Nouveaux Regards © Marion Tetti, Villa Noailles


For the second edition of New Looks, some fifty artists are gathered in a four-step journey: portraits of Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles commissioned by the art center at the end of 2018 on the occasion of the release of his book on the sponsorship of the couple, films made in 2019 at the villa Noailles, a room of drawings, paintings and watercolors and finally a room devoted to photography.


“Nouveaux regards”
13 October, 2019 – 12 January, 2020
Villa Noailles
Montée de Noailles, 83400 Hyères,


The young artist Florent Groc occupies a special place in the exhibition. He produced a monumental fresco there as well as paintings on wood during his residence in Hyères. Two young artists are also presented following their residencies: Jean Bosphore (pencil drawings) and Matthieu Cossé (watercolors and gouaches). a large watercolor by Jean Percet (1982) is shown there for the first time after its acquisition this year. For photography, a new series by Louise Desnos is next to the cyanotypes of Jey Tall that he produced for the occasion and the prints by Romain Laprade acquired in 2018.


Nouveaux Regards © Marion Tetti, Villa Noailles

Nouveaux Regards © Marion Tetti, Villa Noailles


François-Marie Banier offers the public two prints based on his silver images taken in 1968 at the Villa Noailles. There is a fashion series by Alistair Taylor Young published in Le Figaro this year and another by Balthazar Delepierre for the next collection of Ester Manas. Photographs by Karl Lagerfeld (1995) and two prints by Patrick Sarfati (1993) show the attraction of artists for Villa Noailles before it became an art center.


Nouveaux Regards © Marion Tetti, Villa Noailles

Nouveaux Regards © Marion Tetti, Villa Noailles


Artists presented: Grégoire Alexandre, Antoine Audiau, François- Marie Banier, Gio Black Peter, Jean Bosphore, Erwan Bouroullec, Ronan Bouroullec, Florian Bruno, François Cadière, Ludivine Caillard, Mathias Casado Castro, Julien Colombier, Matthieu Cossé, Vincent Darré, Louise Desnos, Vincent Flouret, Jade Fourès-Varnier and Vincent de Hoÿm, Laureline Galliot, Eric Giriat, Florent Groc, Antoine Grulier, Pierre Hardy, Xénia Laffely, Karl Lagerfeld, Romain Laprade, Ester Manas and Balthazar Delepierre, Pierre Marie, Billie Mertens, Olivier Millagou, Grégoire Motte, Alexandre Mussard, Alexandre Benjamin Turnip, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Nicolas Ouchenir, Pierre Pauselli, Adrien Pelletier, Jean Percet, Patrick Sarfati, Jey Tall, Alistair Taylor Young, Temple & Fils, Marc Turlan, Xavier Veilhan, Karim Zeriahen


Nouveaux Regards © Marion Tetti, Villa Noailles

Nouveaux Regards © Marion Tetti, Villa Noailles

Nouveaux Regards © Marion Tetti, Villa Noailles

Nouveaux Regards © Marion Tetti, Villa Noailles

Nouveaux Regards © Marion Tetti, Villa Noailles

Nouveaux Regards © Marion Tetti, Villa Noailles

Nouveaux Regards © Marion Tetti, Villa Noailles


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“Oltre i Confini” photography by Paolo Gotti

The “Oltre i Confini” exhibition will open on Saturday, December 14th at 6.30pm in which the Bolognese photographer Paolo Gotti will measure himself with a complex theme, that of overcoming limits and barriers, be they geographical, geopolitical, cultural, social but also mental .


“Casa sul Mare” at Paolo Gotti


“No man is an island”, the poet theologian John Donne wrote in the seventeenth century, and this is even more true today in an increasingly interconnected world where globalization is changing the balance of the planet. A scenario where the boundary is an immaterial, arbitrary and entirely conventional curve, the border of a surface controlled by an individual or a people, a line that separates and at the same time unites, which we need to organize thoughts, give a sense to things but also to break down prejudices and rigidity. (more…)

“Years of Solitude” second edition of the Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans

Nestled among the Turbulences, in a Jakob+MacFarlane building on the site of a former military supply depot (18th–19th century), the Frac Centre-Val de Loire is the heart of the Biennale d’Architecture d’Orléans.


Günter Günschel, Stadthalle in Weissenfels, project,1957


Throughout the event, the site has been dedicated to two unique figures from the second half of the 20th century—Fernand Pouillon (Mes réalisations parleront pour moi) [My works will speak for me] and Günter Günschel (Homo Faber: Un récit) [Homo Faber: a tale]. These figures and their legacy are engaged in a back-and-forth with the collective, mutated landscape designed in collaboration with the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc, Los Angeles) (L’architecture comme animal mutant) [Architecture as a mutant animal]. The Frac’s spaces also welcome the MAXXI collection in conversation with the Waiting Land project by Karen Lorhmann and Stefano de Martino, while site-specific productions including work by Takk and Santiago Borja, John Hejduk, Absalon, Ahmed Mater, and Chris Marker are worked into a vocabulary of solitude that punctuates the visitor’s experience. (more…)

“Ingo Maurer intim. Design or what?” at The Design Museum

With the exhibition “Ingo Maurer intim. Design or what?” (Ingo Maurer intimately. Design or what?) Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum is presenting the work of internationally renowned lighting designer Ingo Maurer who was the worthy recipient of many accolades. The exhibition introduces the viewer to Maurer’s fascinating world of light and shade.


Exhibition “Ingo Maurer intim. Design or what?“ Photo: Anna Seibel


In close collaboration with Ingo Maurer and his team, Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum developed a comprehensive show that includes everything from his early designs right up to his latest luminaires, with more than 80 objects plus models and photographs. The exhibition introduces the viewer to Maurer’s fascinating world of light and shade. (more…)

“Architectures on the waterfront” at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona

The exhibition is dedicated to waterfronts and those architectures located in urban areas next to water, spaces that over the last thirty years have undergone important urban regeneration processes arising from the relocation of traditional activities such as ports and industry, redesigning in many cases the form and functions of the city on the waterfront.


Operaen sett fra luften. Foto: Christopher Hagelund.


The Fundació Mies van der Rohe in collaboration with Arquitectes per l’Arquitectura (AxA) presents the exhibition “Architectures on the waterfront” at the Maritime Museum of Barcelona. The exhibition has been curated by Francesc Muñoz, PhD in Urban Geography and Director of the Observatory of Urbanization (UAB) who has contributed with his critical re-reading of the Archive of the Prize, as he also did with the Atlas of European Contemporary Architecture (2016) and his research on the transformation of waterfronts and the effect of urbanalization, a term coined by him; and Ivan Blasi and Anna Sala Giralt of the Fundació Mies van der Rohe. (more…)

“Vittoriano Viganò. A come Architettura: una retrospettiva” at Politecnico di Milano

The School of Architecture, Urban Planning, Construction Engineering and the Design School of the Politecnico di Milano with the participation of the Vittoriano Viganò Milano Archive (AVVM), curated by the daughters Vanessa Viganò and Viviana Viganò, begins with this exhibition a series of events to pay homage to the work of an authentic master of 20th-century architecture and design, first student and then teacher of our University.


Vittoriano Viganò Istituto Marchiondi Spagliardi Milano, 1953-1958 © Daniele Zerbi


Vittoriano Viganò was born in Milan on December 14th 1919. This first appointment, curated by Giampiero Bosoni and Andrea Gritti, proposes the reorganization of “A as Architettura Vittoriano Viganò”, inaugurated in these same spaces, on 21 May 1991. (more…)

“Architecture with” at deSingel International Arts Campus

The exhibition Architecture with showcases recent creations from Flanders and Brussels in which the social engagement of the user or client is crucial to the design.


Standaertsite, 2018, Gent, Murmuur architecten, carton123 architecten en ae architecten © Michiel De Cleene


People or organisations that support specific target groups, or that strive to make a connection between various social groups, play a central role in this exhibition. This engagement leads to challenging architectural assignments. (more…)

“Typology: An Ongoing Study of Everyday Items” at Vitra Campus

The collective’s unique perspective invites us to take a fresh look at previously ignored parts of our object culture and encourages us to question our relationship to everyday objects – especially in the light of current debates on resource consumption and lifestyle choices.


Collections Typologie, The wooden crate, 2019 © Collections Typologie


Not all objects are designed by professional designers. Many authorless everyday objects have continuously evolved in their form, function and materiality over the centuries. Some changed only in detail, others underwent rapid modifications triggered by social, political or technological upheavals. Fascinated by the processes that shape and change everyday objects, the French design collective »Collections Typologie« explores the history, production, and formal language of objects such as wine bottles, cork stoppers, or the metal balls used in boules or pétanque. (more…)

“Case Design. The Craft of Collaboration” at deSingel International Arts Campus

The exhibition The Craft of Collaboration marks six years of practice for the Indian architectural firm Case Design. It is constructed around objects, drawings, models, mock-ups, samples, photos and stories that the architects collected during the construction process of the Avasara Academy, a residential school for young women in Pune, India.


CD_03 Kizimkazi Guest Houses © Case Design


The exhibition was first shown at the Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2018. In the meantime it has been augmented with new artefacts from an interior project in Mumbai; a water shelter and a boutique eco-resort in Zanzibar; a farm in in Kamshet (India); and furniture, lamps and objects from the Casegoods product family. (more…)