The Antonia Jannone Gallery located at Corso Garibaldi in Milan is inaugurating its 40th anniversary with a collective exhibition showcasing the works of different architects and artists with whom it has collaborated over the years.
Paesaggi Urbani (Urban Landscapes)
4 October 4 – 5 November 5 , 2016
Galleria Antonia Jannone
Corso Garibaldi, 125
The main highlight of this exhibition, however, are the urban projects of Mario Bacciocchi, one of the great Italian architects of the twentieth century. His drawings will be showcased alongside the works of Luigi Cosenza, Mario Botta, Andrea Branzi, Vittorio Gregotti, Michele De Lucchi, Alessandro Mendini, Franco Raggi, John Salvestrini, Umberto Riva, Aldo Rossi and Ettore Sottsass, with paintings by Velasco Vitali, Alessandro Busci.
The exhibition, named “Paesaggi Urbani” (Urban Landscapes) brings together project drawings, watercolors, charcoal drawings and collage to establish a dialog between art and architecture.
ABOUT MARIO BACCIOCCHI
Mario Bacciocchi (1902-1974), Italian architect and urbanist, graduated in 1925 at the Faculty of Architecture of the Milan Polytechnic under the direction of Piero Portaluppi. In 1930 he moved permanently to Milan, where he was able to work on some of the great expansion redevelopment projects of the city, including the project for the skyscraper in Piazza della Repubblica, service stations Agip-Snam-En and the Metanopoli complex. Parallel to his works in Milan, during the thirties Bacciocchi worked at Piacenza where many symbolic buildings, such as the Agricultural University in San Lazzaro Alberoni and the Holy Trinity church, still bear his signature.
After the war, his activities went beyond national borders: he developed the Master Plan for the city of Gandidham (India), designed to meet the needs of a million and a half inhabitants; in the following years, Bacciocchi worked in the United States, where he built the Sacred Citadel complex in Boston, a work promoted by the Don Orione Foundation, financed by Italian-Americans and the American government.
ABOUT ANTONIA JANNONE GALLERY
Antonia Jannone opened her gallery in 1979, deciding to focus on architectural drawings: a form of art that could break out from the more rigorous approach to planning and design and provide a form of expression for the more intimate and poetic side of architects.
Since then she has become a cultural reference point, creating projects with some of the biggest Italian and international names in architecture including Ettore Sottsass, Aldo Rossi, Vittorio Gregotti, Alvaro Siza, Andrea Branzi, Michele De Lucchi, Ugo La Pietra, Mario Botta and Aldo Cibic. Her calendar of architecture–related events are accompanied by exhibitions and projects dedicated to photography (from Ferdinando Scianna to Carlo Orsi), painting, sculpture and design. The gallery, located in Corso Garibaldi 125 in Milan, looks out onto a courtyard filled with luscious greenery.