Starting on January 19 Carlo Bilotti Museum in Rome hosts the exhibition "Architettura Invisibile" or “Invisible Architecture”, focusing on two important phenomena in the architectural avant-garde in the 1960s and 70s: the Metabolist Movement in Japan and the avant-garde movements that went under the name Radical Architecture in Italy.
Born in different cultural and geographic contexts, the two movements in architecture ran along parallel paths, sharing a number of focuses, instruments and idioms and having an important impact on contemporary architecture. Curated by Rita Elvira Adamo, the exhibition underlines the similarities and differences between the two phenomena, with the involvement of key figures and studios such as Arata Isozaki, Archizoom (Andrea Branzi, Gilberto Corretti, Paolo Deganello, Massimo Morozzi, Dario e Lucia Bartolini), Kiyonori Kikutake, Kisho Kurokawa, Fumihiko Maki, Otaka Masato, Superstudio (Adolfo Natalini, Cristiano Toraldo Di Francia, Roberto Magris, Alessandro Magris, Gian Piero Frassinelli and Alessandro Poli), Kenzo Tange, and UFO (Lapo Binazzi, Carlo Bachi, Patrizia Cammeo, Riccardo Foresi, Titti Maschietto, Sandro Gioli).
The works of architecture and experiments conducted by these important architects and studios are shown in the cultural, artistic, social and political context that determined them and presented in three theme areas: Environment, Technology, Dwelling, identified as key aspects of the design process.
The exhibition closes on the museum patio, where a big inflatable element designed by Analogique contains works by 2A+P/A, Alphaville Architects, DAP Studio, Sou Fujimoto, Jun Igarashi, IAN+, Yamazaki Kentaro, Yuko Nagayama, O + H Architects, OFL Architecture, Orizzontale, Studio Wok, and Tipi Studio, which, fifty years later, interpret the same themes of Environment, Technology and Dwelling addressed by the avant-garde Metabolist and Radical architects.
Exhibition: Architettura Invisibile – Invisible Architecture
Location: Carlo Bilotti Museum, Aranciera di Villa Borghese, Rome - Italy
Dates: January 19 – March 26 2017