“Paesaggi Urbani” An exhibition on Mario Bacciocchi to celebrate 40 years of Antonia Jannone Gallery

The architecture gallery in Milan celebrates its 40th anniversary bringing together the works of the Italian architect with some of the best drawings and collages of its collaborators.

 

Aldo Rossi, Venezia Analoga, stampa offset, cm 100x140, 1989, ed XVI/XXV © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Aldo Rossi, Venezia Analoga, stampa offset, cm 100×140, 1989, ed XVI/XXV © Galleria Antonia Jannone

 

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.


 

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Paesaggi Urbani (Urban Landscapes)
4 October 4 – 5 November 5 , 2016
Galleria Antonia Jannone
Corso Garibaldi, 125
Milan

 


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.

 

Ettore Sottsass, Villa al mare (Mediterraneo), acquerello su carta cm 46 x 61 © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Ettore Sottsass, Villa al mare (Mediterraneo), acquerello su carta cm 46 x 61 © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Michele De Lucchi, Casa bifamiliare con logge e terrazze n 15/0, 21x29,8 2005, tempera e matita su cartoncino © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Michele De Lucchi, Casa bifamiliare con logge e terrazze n 15/0, 21×29,8 2005, tempera e matita su cartoncino © Galleria Antonia Jannone

 

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.

 

Mario Bacciocchi, progetto per il Palazzo Littorio, 60x70, matita su carta da lucido © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Mario Bacciocchi, progetto per il Palazzo Littorio, 60×70, matita su carta da lucido © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Mario Bacciocchi, progetto per il teatro Kursal, 60x70, matita su carta da lucido

Mario Bacciocchi, progetto per il teatro Kursal, 60×70, matita su carta da lucido

Mario Bacciocchi, progetto per il Palazzo Littorio, 60x70, matita su carta da lucido © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Mario Bacciocchi, progetto per il Palazzo Littorio, 60×70, matita su carta da lucido © Galleria Antonia Jannone

 

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.

 

Marcelo Fuentes, Oleo n°33, olio su tela,  cm 26,5x29,5 © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Marcelo Fuentes, Oleo n°33, olio su tela, cm 26,5×29,5 © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Fuentes_oleo-Marcelo Fuentes, Oleo n 17, 25x46 © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Fuentes_oleo-Marcelo Fuentes, Oleo n 17, 25×46 © Galleria Antonia Jannone

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.

 

Velasco Vitali, Scala b, 2011, olio su tela, cm 60 x 60 © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Velasco Vitali, Scala b, 2011, olio su tela, cm 60 x 60 © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Luca Pignatelli © Galleria Antonia Jannone

Luca Pignatelli © Galleria Antonia Jannone

 

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.


 

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