“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…)

“About Structures and Colors” Candida Höfer at The Helga de Alvear Gallery

Candida Höfer (Eberswalde, Germany 1944) presents her individual exhibition About Stuctures and Colors, at Helga de Alvear Gallery. Her work, framed within the tradition of the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, shows spaces of knowledge, power, congregation and beauty.


Bolshoi Teatr Moskwa II. 2017. © Candida Höfer. Cortesía Candifa Höfer y Galería Helga de Alvear


The exhibition presents a large-format series of public and semi-public interiors in quite a novel way, made between Moscow and Paris. The absence of the human figure causes a greater prominence of architecture and nature. The exhibition reflects on the representation of national culture and architectural will through elements such as light, structure and color as well as the idea of ​​beauty itself. (more…)

“Whereupon the stone ran away” Kay Fingerle at BDA Galerie Berlin

An artificial and independent picture of built nature is staged in the rocks in Nagoya, Kyoto and Himeji. This is contrasted by Kay Fingerle’s built rooms by the French architect Charlotte Perriand, which form an authentic relationship with nature.


Kay Fingerle, worauf der Stein

From December 18, 2019 to January 30, 2020, the BDA-Galerie Berlin is showing two photographic series by Kay Fingerle. The title of the exhibition “Whereupon the stone ran away” refers to the famous Japanese history collection Kojiki, on which the Berlin scholarship holder at the Villa Kamogawa of the Goethe Institute in Kyoto was inspired in summer 2019.

“Rossetti+Wyss. Solid Wood – Material, Reduction, Balance” at Architektur Galerie Berlin

Europe’s oldest known wooden house is the Bethlehem House, a solid timber construction erected in 1287 in the Swiss canton of Schwyz. With a design that is both functional and flexible design, the building is still in use today.


Rossetti Wyss, Trublerhuette Schlieren, 2007, Foto Juerg Zimmermann


Rossetti+Wyss explore the qualities of traditional building methods and transport these into their work. Many of their projects involve the use of solid wood for project-specific applications and designs, as well as in combination with other materials. Embracing the many facets of this trustworthy building material, they have used it for load bearing and bracing, as well as for protective and insulating purposes. Their work reveals their great curiosity in the search for the specific and simple, while maintaining a balance between construction and form, material and function, density and lightness. (more…)

“Forest of Fabrication – dRMM: Pioneers Of Timber Architecture” at RIBA North

RIBA North, The Building Centre and RIBA Chartered Practice dRMM present Forest of Fabrication, an exhibition celebrating the possibilities and significance of modern timber architecture.


“Forest of Fabrication – dRMM: Pioneers Of Timber Architecture” at RIBA North © RIBA North


During its life cycle a tree makes oxygen, eats carbon, produces food, shade, habitat, colour and character. Trees also control wind, water levels, soil erosion, pollution and temperature while endlessly renew themselves. Not only do trees make cities more possible and desirable when alive, they then provide future fuel, construction materials and compost for new trees after death. Trees and the timber products created from them are an exemplar of Cradle to Cradle* design, an approach to design that considers whole life cycles as a means of designing with minimal impact on our planet. (more…)

“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…)