“Louis Kahn and Venezia” exhibition at Theatre of Architecture in Mendrisio

The exhibition “Louis Kahn and Veniezia”, which inaugurates the programme of the new USI Teatro dell’architettura Mendrisio designed by Mario Botta, stages for the first time the profound link between the American architect and the Italian city.

 

"Louis Kahn and Venezia" The project for the Palazzo dei Congressi and the Biennale building © USI

“Louis Kahn and Venezia” The project for the Palazzo dei Congressi and the Biennale building © USI

 

Louis Kahn and Venezia for the first time showcases the close ties between the American architect, one of the twentieth-century Masters, and the city of Venice. Kahn’s relationship with the Italian city date from his first stay in 1928 and continued over the decades with further visits. It was strengthened by his participation in the Biennale, his friendship with Carlo Scarpa, the various lectures he gave and above all his project, which remained on the drawing board, for a Palazzo dei Congressi. (more…)

“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…)

“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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“Utopia in a Finite World” at the Giardini

The Flanders Architecture Institute organises an interactive programme of lectures, debates and workshops that will take place in various national pavilions at the Biennale Architettura 2016 to reflect on how architecture can redefine the city. The economic climate and the idea of utopia are the main topics in these discussions.

 

Utopia in a Finite World (Interpretation of Magritte's Le château des Pyrénées)

Utopia in a Finite World (Interpretation of Magritte’s Le château des Pyrénées)

 

Christoph Grafe, director of the Flanders Architecture Institute reflects about the topics on display at Utopia in a Finite World: In architecture, Utopian visions became synonymous with large-scale planning, developed by unholy alliances of idealistic planners and opaque bureaucracies, disregarding the needs of real people.[…] New conflicts and resurfacing old ones; a growing inequality; migrations on an unprecedented scale; ecological threats and economic crises; all these phenomena are a reminder that societies need visions beyond maintaining the status quo. […] Utopian visions may have become rare, but they are perhaps more necessary than ever.

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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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“Arch and Art” Pavilions at XXI Triennale Milano

‘Arch and Art’ is a cultural project of Assolombarda Confindustria Milano Monza e Brianza organised, coordinated by Domus and produced in collaboration with the Milan Triennale. Five architects and five artists have been united in pairs and invited to design five architectural pavilions.

 

Arch and Arts pavilions © Giovanni Nardi e Andrea Martiradonna

Arch and Arts pavilions © Giovanni Nardi e Andrea Martiradonna

 

Text by Domus. Arch and Art aims to document the transversal link that unites a work of architecture and a work of art, and vice versa. Architecture and art have always both contributed to shaping and creating the places and spaces in which humans go about their lives. In our recent past, however, these two disciplines have been separated by an increasing distance. Swaying between autonomy and infringements of their domains, they have in fact abandoned working side by side, ceasing to offer us those magnificent masterpieces that we were used to seeing them produce in the past. These considerations have fuelled the desire to do something tangible today that can reunite art and architecture after their long estrangement.

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