- Ricardo Oliveira Alves at the Architecture Biennale in Venice.
Ricardo Oliveira Alves (link) shows two of his works at Palazzo Mora. Some of architecture's big names - like Singapore-based firm WOHA - are participating in Time Space Existence, organised by the GAA Foundation, European Cultural Centre, one of the most anticipated collateral events at the 2016 Architecture Biennale.
Based on a reflection of the exhibition keywords and on the transitory nature of digital photography that only exists in relation to its medium, Ricardo Oliveira Alves brings two very different architectural subjects: the Saint Peter's basilica and Casa in Colares II, Sintra, by Frederico Valsassina Architects. The eye-catching visual result is specifically created through the medium he used for his pictures, developed with UV printing technology on Dibond, a basically eternal material used in architecture as a skin.
Ricardo Oliveira Alves goes way beyond our world dominated by virtual images, where everything is based on the number of “likes” and “shares” and delivers to the viewer two artworks that really interact with the observer through the effects of light on the metal surface, which changes as you change your angle of observation. The result is a renaissance depth for the Vatican's basilica, and extraordinary movement for Valsassina's building, where the shadows of the trees seem to sway in the wind, an invitation to contemplate the themes of “time – space – existence”.
When you get to the second floor of Palazzo Mora you enter a timeless space, you leave the world behind you and an oasis of peace envelops you, making you realise that architecture photography can be something truly special: the art of storytelling and the creation of empathy with our geographic other.
Project: Ricardo Oliveira Alves, www.ricardooliveiraalves.com
Exhibition: Time-Space-Existence, from 28 May to 27 November 2016
Vernissage: 26 and 27 May from 6 pm to 10 pm
Images: © Ricardo Oliveira Alves
Link Palazzo Mora