Architecture exhibitions you won’t want to miss this Christmas!
Ettore Sottsass Jr., Zaha Hadid Architects, Renzo Piano, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners,
Paris, Rome, Weil am Rhein, Germany, Milan,
Here is a list of exhibitions covered recently in Floornature well worth visiting during the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays. Starting in Milan, at Fondazione Carriero, with an exhibition marking the tenth anniversary of the death of Sol LeWitt (Hartford, 1928 – New York, 2007): Sol LeWitt. Between the Lines, curated by Francesco Stocchi and architect Rem Koolhaas, acting as curator for the first time.
In Parma, at CSAC, the Study Centre and Archives of Communication at Parma University, the exhibition Ettore Sottsass. Oltre il design (“Ettore Sottsass. Beyond Design”) ideally closes a long year of events and exhibitions marking the 100th anniversary of the architect and designer’s birth. In Rome until January 14, the exhibition “L'Italia di Zaha Hadid” (“Zaha Hadid in Italy”)looks not only at Italian architectural projects but at Italian-made design projects by the famous Iraqi architect. Also at Maxxi, "Corpo, Movimento, Struttura. Il gioiello contemporaneo e la sua costruzione" (“Body, Movement, Structure: Contemporary Jewellery and its Construction”) compares the work of six designers and six architects; and “Home Beirut Sounding The Neighbors” represents the city of Beirut through the work of 36 artists.
Elsewhere in Europe, and specifically in Weil am Rhein, Germany, the Vitra Campus hosts four parallel exhibitions about the work of Charles & Ray Eames. To mark the fortieth birthday of Paris’s Centre Pompidou, the exhibition Renzo Piano et Richard Rogers illustrates the building’s history and construction.