Architettura sintattica

The exhibition is composed of 40 works by 10 photographers (Matteo Cirenei, Marco Introini, Marco Menghi, Maurizio Montagna, Maurizio Petronio, Filippo Poli, Giada Ripa, Filippo Romano, Claudio Sabatino, Daniele Zerbi) related to 15 masterpieces of modern architecture, built in Milan and Lombardy from 1920’s to 1960’s, by architects as Muzio, Ponti, Lingeri, Figini e Pollini, Terragni, Cattaneo, Moretti, BBPR, Bottoni, Minoletti, Asnago e Vender, Mattioni, Mozzoni, Viganò, Mangiarotti, Morassutti, Soncini, Caccia Dominioni, Rossi. The name Architettura Sintattica indicates a particular version of the modern style, in which the design composition fluctuates from architecture as object, solid and clearly defined, to its own decomposition through serial and systemic experimentations. This architecture is lasting as an original example for the construction of a hosting citizenship, and as current thought still practiced in the world cities. To understand the newness of this acceptation, both for the architecture and for the thought addressed to the vision, the gaze, the aesthetics in general, the operas exhibited are a selection of photos of photographers who have worked for long time on these themes, and their gaze has a very elevated artistic component. In this case the photographic gaze is not simply documental but tells us the modernity of these architectures, the advanced research on aesthetics, on composition, on the relationship between the object and the city, the public space, the urban landscape and the community. These themes don’t involve only the city but widen to the relation with its territory, the Lombardy, but not only the Lombardy, Italy in general and in direction to the European territory and beyond. In fact this idea of the city and architecture has been taught in all the world, starting from Milan, and it still exist as thought in the modernity and as precious example for the construction of an hospitality citizenry. The exhibition is symbolically hosted in the Grattacielo Pirelli, one of the most representative pieces of Milanese architecture. In occasion of the vernissage, the entrance (to the exhibition space at the first floor) is exceptionally from piazza Duca d’Aosta, through the institutional lobby set up with the further exhibition La Città Ideale. Omaggio a Guglielmo Mozzoni.

Curated by Maddalena d’Alfonso and Lorenzo Degli Esposti
Photographic exhibition within PADIGLIONE ARCHITETTURA activities of EXPO Belle Arti by Vittorio Sgarbi, a programme by Regione Lombardia in collaboration with Triennale di Milano, sponsored by Gi Group.
Grattacielo Pirelli
via Fabio Filzi 22, Milano
Open to the public Monday through Friday 1:00 p.m. – 7:00p.m.
22nd of October 2015 / 1st of December 2015

Opening Wednesday 21st of October, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. – Entrance from Piazza Duca d’Aosta 1, Milano

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XX secolo: architetture d'autore

Milan and Lombardy: an open-air museum consisting of the famous buildings of the twentieth century, from Liberty to the Novecento, from Rationalist Architecture to post-World War II, through the end of the century. The Padiglione Archietttura, via a dedicated website and in partnership with various organizations and associations, will identify a selection of architectural works that citizens and visitors can enjoy along routes in the city and throughout the region: the architectonic heritage of the twentieth century in Lombardy. The selection symbolically opens with the Villaggio di Crespi d'Adda, UNESCO World Heritage Site and witness to the region’s industrial past, and it closes with Renzo Piano’s IlSole24Ore headquarters.