The College of Architects of Catalonia has inaugurated the exhibition “Clotet_Tusquets 1960-1980”, which covers the twenty-year architectural career of Lluís Clotet and Òscar Tusquets. The exhibition will collect a wide selection of drawings, documents, photographs and objects that the couple of architects has been creating over these two decades of joint work, and will be available until April 7.
February 22 – April 7, 2018
COAC College of Architects of Catalonia
Plaça Nova, 5, Barcelona
The exhibition is designed by the architects themselves and shows a chronological journey through all their work, from their first projects to their most outstanding works such as the Liceu al Seminari urban plan (1980), which was intended to revitalize the Raval neighborhood of Barcelona. There will also be some of his most ambitious projects, such as the rehabilitation and expansion of the Palacio de la Música Catalana (1982 – 1990), where a plaza was opened and its glazed façade recovered.
COLLABORATION WITH MIRÓ
The exhibition takes a tour through the field of building and urban planning, making the leap to furniture and audiovisual, one of the most outstanding pieces being the film “Miró, Otro”. It is an action recorded by Pere Portabella that shows the participation of the architects in the exhibition of the end of the 60s on the work of the Catalan painter. In it, Joan Miró himself proposed creating an ephemeral mural of 70m2 in the stained glass windows of the College of Architects.
Now, the COAC has reproduced that mural in the glass of the facade, creating the same effect as it did half a century ago. For this, he has had the help of four curators of Studio Per, the studio that Clotet and Tusquets founded in 1964 together with the architects Pep Bonet and Cristian Cirici, and in which they worked together for twenty years.