“The M.V.M. Cappellin Glassworks and the Young Carlo Scarpa 1925-1931” at Le Stanze del Vetro

The autumn exhibition at LE STANZE DEL VETRO will highlight the importance of the M.V.M. Cappellin glassworks between the 1920s and 1930s, thanks also to the contribution made by the young Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa.

 

Vaso in pasta vitrea rossa e coppa in pasta vitrea gialla e rossa, 1930 ca. Ph. Enrico Fiorese

Vaso in pasta vitrea rossa e coppa in pasta vitrea gialla e rossa, 1930 ca. Ph. Enrico Fiorese

 

‘The M.V.M. Cappellin Glassworks and the Young Carlo Scarpa 1925-1931′, curated by Marino Barovier and dedicated to the glassworks run by Giacomo Cappellin between 1921 and 1931, is the next autumn exhibition at LE STANZE DEL VETRO, open to the public on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore from 10 September 2018 to 6 January 2019. (more…)

“Carlo Scarpa and Japan” a focus on the relationship between the Italian master and Japanese culture

Coinciding with the major exhibition that MAXXI is dedicating to the Japanese house, the “Carlo Scarpa and Japan” exhibition, based on a detailed research of Elena Tinacci, takes us on a journey in which projects, photographs and even unpublished documents tell the story behind of the many connections between Scarpa and Japan.

 

Carlo Scarpa, Ingresso della mostra su Frank Lloyd Wright © MAXXI

Carlo Scarpa, Ingresso della mostra su Frank Lloyd Wright © MAXXI

 

There are many references to the Japanese culture and traditions in the work by Italian architect Carlo Scarpa: the shapes and materials used in the “Padiglione del Libro“, the entrance structure to the Gardens of the Venice Biennale, the designs for his many exhibition stands, like the one for the Mondrian exhibition at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome, the essential linearity in the design of outdoor spaces as the courtyard of the Querini Stampalia Foundation in Venice, with layers of water in which its architecture is reflected, or the Brion Tomb itself. (more…)

“Ljubodrag Andric. Consonance” at Fondazione Querini Stampalia

A collection of more than thirty images by Ljudobrag Andric will be exhibited at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia. The selected works are the latest creations by the artist including photographs shot in various locations ranging from China to San Francisco and Miami, with forays into his country of residence, Canada, and Europe with particular focus on Berlin and Venice.

 

Ljubodrag ANDRIC - Miami 1, 2011 © Fondazione Querini Stampalia

Ljubodrag ANDRIC – Miami 1, 2011 © Fondazione Querini Stampalia

 

Ljubodrag Andric creates large-scale photographs that dominate the entire field of vision, absorbing the viewer. Their visions linger on architectural details devoid of the human figure and are shot frontally, highlighting the metaphysical fixity of the walls and the horizontality of the lines that continue beyond the margins of the image.

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“Carlo Scarpa after Carlo Scarpa” at Iuav University of Venice

The tribute to Carlo Scarpa is spread across the former convent of Tolentini and divided into two exhibitions: “Carlo Scarpa, un maestro Iuav: progetti e insegnamento” and “Guido Guidi, Indagine sulla tomba Brion”, in time for the celebration of the 90th anniversary of L’Università Iuav di Venezia.

 

Carlo Scarpa after Carlo Scarpa © IUAV

Carlo Scarpa after Carlo Scarpa © IUAV

 

L’Università Iuav di Venezia, in the year of celebrations for its 90th anniversary, remembers Carlo Scarpa with two exhibitions taking place at  Tolentini, the historical site of the University. By simply crossing the threshold into Tolentini, the importance of the relationship between a school and one of his most important masters, who was also director, becomes evident. The first clear evidence of the architect’s personal modernity, for those entering in the lagoon city, is the door designed by Scarpa for the Venice University. Photographed daily by tourists from all over the world, it is the symbol of the school.

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