The world of M.C. Escher now showing in the halls of Palacio de Gaviria

The present exhibition aims to help understand the creative universe of this artist who did not hesitate to resort to the most diverse languages, bringing them together in a unique and intriguing artistic journey of geometric discovery.

Regular Division II, Maurits Cornelius Escher © 2017 The M.C. Escher Company. All rights reserved www.mcescher.com

Regular Division II, Maurits Cornelius Escher © 2017 The M.C. Escher Company. All rights reserved www.mcescher.com

 

The Palacio de Gaviria in Madrid reopens after a radical transformation to host an exhibition on Maurits Cornelius Escher. The building, which has until now been used as one of the capital city’s most popular nightclubs, has been adapted by the Italian Arthemisia group to become a new reference point for cultural affairs.

The exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective on the Swiss artist’s work, known for his ability to bring together nature, science, mathematics and optical illusions into beautiful wood and metal engravings. (more…)

“Everything architecture” exhibition by OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

Arc en rêve presents “everything architecture”, an exhibition devoted to the internationally acclaimed architecture firm OFFICE. The exhibition showcases the work of a studio whose radical, minimalist approach truly sets it apart.

 

Solo House © OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

Solo House © OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

 

It consists of a series of models, perspective views and collages arranged alongside artists’ drawings, paintings and photographs in the main gallery at arc en rêve, reflecting a way of conceiving architecture that excels in paradoxical situations by playing with the tense relationship between contradiction and perfection. (more…)

“Pier Luigi Nervi. Architecture for Sport” at MAXXI Rome

The exhibition features over 100 photographs, original drawings and documents drawn from the rich heritage of the Archivio Pier Luigi Nervi, part of the MAXXI Architettura Archives Centre and presented together with four models of the stadia from Florence, Rome, Swindon and Kuwait.

 

Pier Luigi Nervi and Annibale Vitellozzi, Palazzetto dello Sport a Roma (1956-57). Collezione MAXXI Architettura. Archivio Pier Luigi Nervi. Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

Pier Luigi Nervi and Annibale Vitellozzi, Palazzetto dello Sport a Roma (1956-57). Collezione MAXXI Architettura. Archivio Pier Luigi Nervi. Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

 

Stadia with innovative structures, diving boards that have become icons, sports centres with lace-like concrete domes, in the long career of Pier Luigi Nervi (1891 – 1979) research into sports facilities was a continuous fil rouge. From the first stadium built in Florence in 1929 to the Kuwait Sports Centre from 1968, 22 projects and their stories make up the exhibition Pier Luigi Nervi. Architecture for Sport curated by Micaela Antonucci with Annalisa Trentin and Tomaso Trombetti of the University of Bologna at MAXXI from 5 February to 2 October 2016. (more…)