Alvaro Siza’s “Sacro” installation now at MAXXI

The installation works as a small exhibition approaching the theme of sacredness in the work of the portuguese architect, both in religious and non-religious projects.

 

Facoltà di Architettura di Porto Porto Portogallo 1986-1996 ©  Mimmo Jodice

Facoltà di Architettura di Porto, Porto, Portogallo, 1986-1996 © Mimmo Jodice

 

Alvaro Siza has designed a site-specific installation at MAXXI’s Gallery 2, in which the spaces created by the architect contrast with the museum’s gallery spaces. The display consists of several atlernated spaces in which drawings, photographs, project and object designs, media projections and architectural models reflect on the theme of sacredness in Siza’s work. (more…)

“Sacral Space” exhibition at Jaroslav Fragner Gallery in Prague

The exhibition featured selected examples of contemporary religious architecture, mostly chapels that capture with the combination of spirituality and earthly life. Buildings of renowned authors as Mario Botta, Peter Zumthor, Christian Kerez, Marte.Marte and Fernando Menis are presented by minimalist models and photographs.

 

Chapel sv. Jana Křtitele_Mario Botta © Pino Musi

Chapel sv. Jana Křtitele, Mario Botta © Pino Musi

 

Sacral architecture is not in the centre of contemporary architectural considerations. However, this does not mean that it will disappear completely or is deteriorating in terms of quality. The “Sacral Space” exhibition presents 25 chapels in the main area of the gallery. This not too extensive architecture is mediated through small-scale models with their immediate surroundings and especially by photographs of the interiors. The play of light can be impressively captured in an image, however, direct spatial experience is more accurate. That is why an object on the borderline of architecture and fine arts dominates the exhibition premises. It is a fragment of architecture with a mosaic of selected examples of lighting composition in the space of contemporary chapels. (more…)