“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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“Architecture as Art” at XXI Triennale di Milano

The exhibition, devoted to the relationship between Art and Architecture, aims to create a very special form of “encroachment” – at least in as far as architecture exhibitions are concerned – with an exhibition space arranged in such a way as to convey an understanding of architecture as an artistic event.

 

“Architecture as Art” curated by Pierluigi Nicolin

“Architecture as Art” ©  HangarBicocca. Curated by Pierluigi Nicolin

 

From public spaces to the performing arts, installations, museum design, architecture and landscapes – the encroachment of architects, designers, artists and landscape architects into these various spaces has become a routine matter. On the occasion of the XXI Triennale di Milano International Exposition, Pirelli HangarBicocca houses the exhibition named “Architecture as Art”.

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