[Exhibition] “The Terragni and Golosov: Novocomum in Como”

The exhibition “Terragni and Golosov. Novocomum in Como and Zuev in Moscow. Comparing avant-gardes” was inaugurated on 1st June – at the spaces of San Pietro in Atrio in Como.


“The Terragni and Golosov: Novocomum in Como” © Archivio Terragni


The exhibition – curated by Alessandro De Magistris (Professor of History of Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic) and Anna Vyazemtseva (professor of architectural history at the Roma Tre University) and open to the public until 30 June 2019 – continues the journey started with the international conference organized by Made in Maarc in 2016, with the aim of verifying, through archival and editorial sources, contacts, influences and differences between two of the most iconic works of the 20th century, the Novocomum of Terragni and the Club Zuev di Golosov, masters of modern architecture.


“The Terragni and Golosov: Novocomum in Como”
2 June – 30 June, 2019
San Pietro in Atrio Como
Via Odescalchi, 22100 Como


The exhibition, with explanatory panels in Italian and English, includes unpublished drawings and reproductions in full scale of the Zuev Club, alongside those of the Novocomum, documents from the A.V. Shchusev of Moscow, from the State Archive of Arts and Literature in Moscow and from the Terragni Archive of Como, accompanied by images, vintage photos and contemporary authorial photos by Roberto Conte, the result of an investigation carried out specifically by the photographer between 2016 and 2019.


“The Terragni and Golosov: Novocomum in Como” © Archivio Terragni

“The Terragni and Golosov: Novocomum in Como” © Archivio Terragni


In addition to the exhibition is a documentary conceived by Anna Vyazemtseva and shot by Anton Ovcharov in Como, Milan, Moscow and St. Petersburg within the two architectures, with several interviews with curators and other authoritative scholars. The long-term aim of the project is to build a course of relationships and comparisons with analogous artistic experiences of the modern movement in Europe, promoting at the same time the rationalist heritage of Como at the international level.

After June 30th, in fact, the exhibition will continue towards the MuAr Museum of Architecture in Moscow, where it will be open to visitors from September 3rd to November 3rd 2019.


News source and text: Academy of Arts
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