“Enchanting Views – Europalia Romania” at CIVA Brussels

Planning and architecture of Romanian Black Sea tourism in the 1960s and 1970s – This exhibition explores the history of the built environment in socialist Romania and the importance acquired by the architectural development of tourism on the Black Sea coast in from the 1960s and 1970s.

 

Nicu Ilfoveanu. Eforie Nord. From the Series Littoral 2013–2014. Courtesy PEPLUSPATRU Association and curators

 

Enchanting Views offers a new interpretation of the visual and symbolic identity of the Romanian Black Sea coast, placing architecture at the center of a specific visual culture, essential for understanding local tourism policies and experiences of modernity. (more…)

“Guido Guidi. In Veneto, round trip” at Galleria del Ridotto

From 14 December 2019 to 9 February 2020, the exhibition Guido Guidi will be open to the public at the Galleria del Ridotto of the Municipality of Cesena. “In Veneto, round trip” presents photographs, taken between the eighties and nineties, refer to the explorations conducted by the author in Veneto, the region to which he moved, first for study and then for work, and in Romagna, in Cesena, the city where Drive resides.

 

“Guido Guidi. In Veneto, round trip” © Guido Guidi

 

The exhibition is articulated through a path that invites you to read an uncertain and marginal landscape, intimately devoid of hierarchies. Moving “in scattered order”, Guidi has crossed the Venetian territories that have become places of affection over time while Romagna and the Cesena territory, land of origin, have always been the first reference offered to daily observation for an instinctive renewal of memory. (more…)

Alberto Campo Baeza, Gold Medal for Spanish Architecture

The Spanish architect, winner of the BigMat ’15 International Architecture Award Grand Prize with his office building in Zamora, has been awarded with the Gold Medal for Spanish Architecture 2019. The jury highlights the “coherence of his professional career”, with “an abstract and rational work” in which the visual exploration of the created spaces stands out.

 

El Tecuán, México, 2020 © Alberto Campo Baeza

 

The architect Alberto Campo Baeza is the new Gold Medal for Spanish Architecture, the most important distinction of this profession in Spain, awarded by the architects’ own guild since 1981. Instituted by the Consejo Superior de Colegios de Arquitectos de España  (CSCAE), the Gold Medal recognizes the efforts of people and institutions that ennoble architectural work with their work. (more…)

“In Defiance” at Jaroslav Fragner Gallery

“In Defiance” will present Czech architecture between 1969 and 2019 and its representatives defining spiritual and commercial totalitarianism. That means a view of the history of fifty years of Czech architecture in terms of the moral consistency of the creators.

 

“In Defiance” © Jaroslav Fragner Gallery

 

The main themes are architectural freedom, defense of public space, unofficial structures and exceptional achievements (exhibitions, workshops, happenings, etc.). In addition to the presentation of personalities and events, there will be a focus on a particular situation of the period, historical, political and artistic context and the development of events or individual institutions and organizations and groups. (more…)

“Playing With Pedagogies – The Mazzanti Team” at COAM Madrid

The exhibition proposes a space that operates under the essential strategies that make up the design process of the Mazzanti + horizontal Team. Through a changing exhibition, visitors can understand not only what we do – our finished projects – but also how we work, our processes and methodologies.

 

“Exhibition: Playing With Pedagogies – The Mazzanti Team” © COAM

 

“Playing with pedagogies” will be an open space for creativity and will be presented to the public as an ephemeral workshop. It will be a space that puts the visitor at the center of the exhibition and makes it part of our narrative. (more…)

“Böhm 100. The Concrete Cathedral of Neviges” at DAM

Gottfried Böhms 100th birthday is on January 23, 2020. We intend to celebrate it: with an exhibition devoted to the pilgrimage church in Neviges, one of his most important designs. Commissioned by Franciscan monks and the second largest church in the Archdiocese of Cologne, a concrete cathedral was built between 1963 and 1968.

 

Dam Bohm 100 Mariendom Neviges, foto Inge Arved Vonderropp, 1976

 

The folded roof is currently being refurbished with an innovative textile-reinforced concrete layer. In 2005 and 2006, there were major exhibitions at the DAM of the work of Gottfried Böhm and his father Dominikus Böhm. (more…)

“The Playground Project. Architecture for children” at DAM

Between 1950 and 1980 the playground was a creative laboratory. In the cities of the Global North, innovative, crazy and exciting projects emerged: Landscape architects, artists, activists and citizens wanted to provide children with the best place for play and try out a new approach to community and city at the same time.

 

Group Ludic: Park Blijdorp, Rotterdam (NL), im Auftrag von De Bijenkorf, 1970 Copyright: Xavier de la Salle

 

Starting with the pioneers of new playground concepts in the first half of the 20th century, The Playground Project brings the wealth of this period to life — with images, models, plans, books and numerous films, but also with playground sculptures for climbing, sliding and hiding. (more…)

“Otto Wagner. Maître de l’Art nouveau viennois” at Citè de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine

As part of the Viennese Season at the Cité, discover Otto Wagner, a major figure on the European architectural scene at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. His achievements as much as his writings have largely contributed to the emergence of “modern architecture”.

 

© AC Manley/Photo12/Alamy

 

Belonging to the generation preceding those of the main actors of Art Nouveau, the works of Otto Wagner, from the infrastructures of the Vienna metropolitan to the Vienna Savings Bank passing by the St. Leopold church of the Steinhof are today considered as essential milestones to grasp the evolution of this decisive moment in the history of contemporary architecture. (more…)

“In the Making: Ilya & Emilia Kabakov. From Drawing to Installation” at Tchoban Foundation

The Museum for Architectural Drawing presents the exhibition featuring the acclaimed conceptual artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Since the late eighties the artist duo has created fantastical spaces that they call ‘total’ installations immersing the viewer in stories not only about their past in the USSR, where they both were born and raised, but also and most importantly about utopian dreams.

 

Palace of Projects, 2003, Buntstift, Aquarell, blaue Tinte, Kohle, Coloured pencil, watercolour, blue ink, black charcoal 89 × 117 cm © Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

 

The Kabakovs always create the concept for an installation together and Ilya transfers their ideas to paper. Ilya’s graphic skill can be traced back to his classical education from the Surikov Art Institute, and while working as children’s book illustrator in Moscow long before the West paid any attention to him. In the 1960s, a small group of dissident artists – among whom Ilya was a central figure – created an unofficial art movement later called Moscow Conceptualism, addressing the dilemmas and failures of socialism. (more…)

“Architecture, Silence and Light” Louis Kahn in the Photographs by Roberto Schezen at MAXXI

A focus show on the architecture of Louis Kahn through the photographs of Roberto Schezen.

 

Roberto Schezen, Dr. and Mrs. Norman Fisher House, Hatboro, Pennsylvania 1960-67, 2001 ca., Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

 

On display, the diverse materials making up the Schezen Fond – from this year part of the museum’s Photography Collections: from the photographer’s own silver gelatin prints to the large format negatives and through to the invaluable colour slides, together with large-format photographs from the original negatives. (more…)