The vast photographic archive of the Fondazione Franco Albinicontains around6000 images in various forms – slides, proofs, negatives and prints of different sizes - made by the architect Franco Albini. Excluding a large number of photos from his personal life, the exhibitionSguardi sul Mondo - Franco Albini fotografo” (Views of the World - Franco Albini photographer) concentrates on selected images that represent the way in which Franco Albini investigated reality, in his role as an architect.
The photos are accompanied by documents that help contextualise the images. The exhibition also presents unedited 8mm films that show the development of the architect’s documentary research. The films chosen for the exhibition, made by Franco Albini, are a trip to Greece in 1955 with the IUAV School of Architecture from Venice, together withGardella, Helg, Piccinato, Samonà and Tentori; a video of the setting of the Winter Olympics in Cortina d'Ampezzo in 1956, designed by Albini Helg Steiner; and finally a view of works by Le Corbusier: the Philips Pavilion at the Brussels Expo 1958 and the building site of the Chandigarh Capitol Complex in 1960.
Title: Mostra Sguardi sul Mondo - Franco Albini fotografo
Curated by Marco Albini and Stefano Setti together with the Franco Albini Foundation
Date: 12th May – 7th July 2017
Images courtesy of Fondazione Franco Albini