L’Università Iuav di Venezia, in the year of celebrations for its 90th anniversary, remembers Carlo Scarpa with two exhibitions taking place at Tolentini, the historical site of the University. By simply crossing the threshold into Tolentini, the importance of the relationship between a school and one of his most important masters, who was also director, becomes evident. The first clear evidence of the architect’s personal modernity, for those entering in the lagoon city, is the door designed by Scarpa for the Venice University. Photographed daily by tourists from all over the world, it is the symbol of the school.
“Carlo Scarpa after Carlo Scarpa”
June 14, 2016 – September 30, 2016
Università Iuav di Venezia,
Tolentini, Santa Croce, 191,
The tribute to Carlo Scarpa is then spread across the former convent of Tolentini and divided into two exhibitions: “Carlo Scarpa, un maestro Iuav: progetti e insegnamento” and “Guido Guidi, Indagine sulla tomba Brion”. The first, curated by Serena Maffioletti, is set in the Rectory Gallery, a new exhibition space desired by the rector Alberto Ferlenga. Here will be presented both published and unpublished testimonies of the vast work of Scarpa related to Iuav: sketches, drawings, reproductions, and photographs of Tolentini, Ca ‘Tron, the Masieri building and San Sebastiano, the proof of a professional design work which was closely tied to his job as a professor.
Curated by Mariano Andreani, the work by Guido Guidi is presented at the Aula Magna, dedicated to what is perhaps the most well-known project of Carlo Scarpa: the Brion tomb. In this case, Guidi’s photographic sequences follow the continuous change of Scarpa’s project under the influence of light, resulting in a very special dialogue between masters.
During the exhibition the visitor will be able to visit the palazzina Masieri, an extraordinary and less-known work of Scarpa, which the Masieri family has lent to the University Iuav of Venice. In this building, also the subject of a project by Frank Lloyd Wright, Iuav is planning to make the guest quarters – a meeting place for foreign and Italian students – as a the legacy of Masieri family.