The exhibition inaugurates a new programming line with which the PAC, during the winter period, will celebrate the great Italian masters of architecture and design, placing their work in relation to the Pavilion as an exemplary monument of our modernism. The sequence of exhibitions will continue in 2018 with the anthology on Enzo Mari and in 2019 with an exhibition dedicated to Ignazio and Jacopo Gardella.
“A complete project” Gregotti e Associati
20 December, 2017 – 11 February, 2018
PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea
Via Palestro, 14
From 1953 until today Vittorio Gregotti has shared his studio with different personalities including Lodovico Meneghetti and Giotto Stoppino, Pierluigi Cerri, Pierluigi Nicolin, Hiromichi Matsui, Bruno Viganò, Carlo Magnani, Augusto Cagnardi and Michele Reginaldi as well as external partners such as Manuel Salgado and Saad Benkirane, the Associates and a large group of collaborators.
His activity represents a sort of unicum in European architecture, characterized by a methodological unity and an integral commitment in all the scales of the project: architecture, urban design, interiors and museum installations, furniture and industrial products, graphics and publishing. The title of the exhibition, taken from the title of a homonymous book, establishes an ideal continuity and a form of mirroring with the territory of architecture as a meeting surface between contributions from other experiences and disciplines.
With 60 drawings, 40 original models in scale and 700 between reproductions and photographs, the exhibition will guide the visitor inside the Territory of architecture designed by Gregotti: from the works of the ’50s, through the anthropogeographical projects of the’ 70s as the University of Florence and Calabria and those for the European cities of the 80s such as Berlin and the cultural center of Belém in Lisbon, up to the most recent projects in Africa and Pujiang in China.
A path of research, but also a form of resistance against the dissolution of architecture in communication, to bring the figure of the architect back into the depths of the great European culture. The exhibition catalog, published by Skira Editore, includes critical contributions by Rafael Moneo, Joseph Rykwert and Franco Purini.
The exhibition is organized with the support of TOD’S, sponsor of the exhibition activity of the PAC, with the contribution of Alcantara and Cairo Editore and with the support of Vulcano.