From December 15 until January 31, Magazzino 1, the head of the Order of Engineers in Verona (former warehouse compound, via Santa Teresa, 12) will host a photography exhibition, “Una Finestra sull’India di Le Corbusier”, sponsored by the Engineers of Verona, in collaboration with the Order of Architects in Verona.
“Una Finestra sull’India di Le Corbusier”
December 15, 2015 – January 31, 2016
Magazzino 1-head office of the Order of Engineers
via S. Teresa 12
The exhibition includes black and white photos of Corbusier’s India, a pioneer of the Modern Architecture movement, pictured in photographs from the curator, Roberto Bosi, the director of ProViaggiArchitettura- a society specialising in architectural trips for students and professionals -alongside photos of a colourful India, from the streets, to the people and the most hidden sights of the cities, just as we see them in the Verona-born architect and photographer’s shots, Diego Martini.
There are two ways of interpreting the exhibition, which plays with contrasts. The short, colourful photographic exhibition of Indian street life, leads you to four frames encompassing Le Corbusier’s Indian works, intentionally displayed in black and white: from the Mill Owners’ Association Building in Ahmedabad, to the Palace of the Assembly in Chandigarh, the two cities, symbols of Indian modernity, have become markers of the experimental and revolutionary qualities of the concept of the city and of developed living by Le Corbusier. They represent the culmination of his bold and pioneering research into geometric order and rigour.
For the opening of the exhibition, on Tuesday December 15, an opening conference was held, “ ‘The Tightrope Walker of Architecture’, Le Corbusier in India. Chandigarh and Ahmedabad”, from Maria Bonaiti, lecturer at the IUAV in Venice and “After the master. India after Le Corbusier”, Edoardo Narne, lecturer in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (ICEA) at the University of Padua.
The exhibition was created thanks to the contribution from ProViaggiArchitettura, Habitat 2020, Edilpiù, Essenziale and OIKOS.