For the centennial of his birth, MAXXI produces an exhibition on Bruno Zevi and the modern and contemporary Italian architecture promoted by his work

History and counter-history of Italian architecture 1944-2000

MAXXI – National Museum of the Arts of the XXI century

Rome, 25 April – 16 September 2018

 

For the centennial of his birth, MAXXI presents an exhibition on the teacher, historian, critic, politician and designer Bruno Zevi, focusing on the modern and contemporary Italian architecture he promoted in his work.

Zevi’s architects: History and counter-history of Italian architecture 1944-2000 features materials from the archives of the museum, Fondazione Zevi and many national institutions, and sets out to rediscover certain figures on the Italian scene that have remained in the background. The show clarifies the fundamental role played by Bruno Zevi in the national debate on architecture in the postwar era.

 

 

Maurizio Sacripanti, Luigi Pellegrin, Franco Albini, Giovanni Michelucci, Mario Ridoldi, Carlo Mollino are just some of the 35 architects on which the exhibition curated by Pippo Ciorra and Jean-Louis Cohen focuses. Their projects were published and supported by Zevi, across over 50 years of critical activism.

The documentation examines the bridge on the Basento River in Potenza built from 1967 to 1976 by Sergio Musmeci, the Venezuela Pavilion at the Giardini della Biennale in Venice from 1953 by Carlo Scarpa, the multifunctional building on Via Campania in Rome by Lucio Passarelli (1961-1964), the immense volumes of the Burgo paper mill in Mantua designed by Pier Luigi Nervi (1961-1964), and the Monument to the Martyrs of the Fosse Ardeatine by Mario Fiorentino built in 1946-49.

 

 

Gli architetti di Zevi si presenta come una grande biblioteca, sulle cui pareti campeggiano alcune citazioni chiave del grande critico alternate a fotografie, video, libri e riviste capaci di raccontare il suo impegno e i suoi plurimi interessi.

Esposti su tavoli e supporti disegni, plastici e materiali visivi raccontano i lavori dei tanti architetti coinvolti accanto ai testi che ne parlano, mentre l’inconfondibile voce e l’immagine televisiva di Zevi accompagnano il visitatore nel percorso insieme a una ampia timeline illustrata della vita e delle sue opere.

La mostra è accompagnata da un ricco programma di approfondimento sui protagonisti di ieri e sui temi del dibattito architettonico odierno, e da un ampio catalogo.

 

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Pier Luigi Nervi, Cartiera Burgo, Mantova 1961-1964. Archivio Pier Luigi Nervi, Collezione MAXXI Architettura, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI Roma
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For the centennial of his birth, MAXXI produces an exhibition on Bruno Zevi and the modern and contemporary Italian architecture promoted by his work - History and counter-history of Italian architecture 1944-2000 MAXXI – National Museum of the Arts of the XXI century Rome, 25 April – 16 September 2018   For the centennial of his birth, MAXXI presents an exhibition on the teacher, historian, critic, politician and designer Bruno Zevi, focusing on the modern and contemporary Italian architecture he promoted in his work. Zevi’s architects: History and counter-history of Italian architecture 1944-2000 features materials from the archives of the museum, Fondazione Zevi and many national institutions, and sets out to rediscover certain figures on the Italian scene that have remained in the background. The show clarifies the fundamental role played by Bruno Zevi in the national debate on architecture in the postwar era.     Maurizio Sacripanti, Luigi Pellegrin, Franco Albini, Giovanni Michelucci, Mario Ridoldi, Carlo Mollino are just some of the 35 architects on which the exhibition curated by Pippo Ciorra and Jean-Louis Cohen focuses. Their projects were published and supported by Zevi, across over 50 years of critical activism. The documentation examines the bridge on the Basento River in Potenza built from 1967 to 1976 by Sergio Musmeci, the Venezuela Pavilion at the Giardini della Biennale in Venice from 1953 by Carlo Scarpa, the multifunctional building on Via Campania in Rome by Lucio Passarelli (1961-1964), the immense volumes of the Burgo paper mill in Mantua designed by Pier Luigi Nervi (1961-1964), and the Monument to the Martyrs of the Fosse Ardeatine by Mario Fiorentino built in 1946-49.     Gli architetti di Zevi si presenta come una grande biblioteca, sulle cui pareti campeggiano alcune citazioni chiave del grande critico alternate a fotografie, video, libri e riviste capaci di raccontare il suo impegno e i suoi plurimi interessi. Esposti su tavoli e supporti disegni, plastici e materiali visivi raccontano i lavori dei tanti architetti coinvolti accanto ai testi che ne parlano, mentre l'inconfondibile voce e l’immagine televisiva di Zevi accompagnano il visitatore nel percorso insieme a una ampia timeline illustrata della vita e delle sue opere. La mostra è accompagnata da un ricco programma di approfondimento sui protagonisti di ieri e sui temi del dibattito architettonico odierno, e da un ampio catalogo.  
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Pier Luigi Nervi, Cartiera Burgo, Mantova 1961-1964. Archivio Pier Luigi Nervi, Collezione MAXXI Architettura, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI Roma
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For the centennial of his birth, MAXXI produces an exhibition on Bruno Zevi and the modern and contemporary Italian architecture promoted by his work - History and counter-history of Italian architecture 1944-2000 MAXXI – National Museum of the Arts of the XXI century Rome, 25 April – 16 September 2018   For the centennial of his birth, MAXXI presents an exhibition on the teacher, historian, critic, politician and designer Bruno Zevi, focusing on the modern and contemporary Italian architecture he promoted in his work. Zevi’s architects: History and counter-history of Italian architecture 1944-2000 features materials from the archives of the museum, Fondazione Zevi and many national institutions, and sets out to rediscover certain figures on the Italian scene that have remained in the background. The show clarifies the fundamental role played by Bruno Zevi in the national debate on architecture in the postwar era.     Maurizio Sacripanti, Luigi Pellegrin, Franco Albini, Giovanni Michelucci, Mario Ridoldi, Carlo Mollino are just some of the 35 architects on which the exhibition curated by Pippo Ciorra and Jean-Louis Cohen focuses. Their projects were published and supported by Zevi, across over 50 years of critical activism. The documentation examines the bridge on the Basento River in Potenza built from 1967 to 1976 by Sergio Musmeci, the Venezuela Pavilion at the Giardini della Biennale in Venice from 1953 by Carlo Scarpa, the multifunctional building on Via Campania in Rome by Lucio Passarelli (1961-1964), the immense volumes of the Burgo paper mill in Mantua designed by Pier Luigi Nervi (1961-1964), and the Monument to the Martyrs of the Fosse Ardeatine by Mario Fiorentino built in 1946-49.     Gli architetti di Zevi si presenta come una grande biblioteca, sulle cui pareti campeggiano alcune citazioni chiave del grande critico alternate a fotografie, video, libri e riviste capaci di raccontare il suo impegno e i suoi plurimi interessi. Esposti su tavoli e supporti disegni, plastici e materiali visivi raccontano i lavori dei tanti architetti coinvolti accanto ai testi che ne parlano, mentre l'inconfondibile voce e l’immagine televisiva di Zevi accompagnano il visitatore nel percorso insieme a una ampia timeline illustrata della vita e delle sue opere. La mostra è accompagnata da un ricco programma di approfondimento sui protagonisti di ieri e sui temi del dibattito architettonico odierno, e da un ampio catalogo.   [gallery ids="191840,191836,191838"]
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Mario Fiorentino, Monumento ai martiri delle Fosse Ardeatine, Roma 1946/1949. Archivio Mario Fiorentino, Collezione MAXXI Architettura, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI Roma
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Mario Fiorentino, Monumento ai martiri delle Fosse Ardeatine, Roma 1946/1949. Archivio Mario Fiorentino, Collezione MAXXI Architettura, courtesy Fondazione MAXXI Roma
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