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Exhibitions 2015/16

 

The calendar of exhibitions for the 2015-16 academic year opens with a retrospective devoted to an important Italian architect, designer and urban planner: curated by Franz Graf and Francesca Albani, it is entitled Angelo Mangiarotti. The Tectonics of Assembly. The Gallery of the Academy will then, in the spring, present an educational exhibition devoted to the works of a great photographer: The Purposeful Gaze. Landscape Photographs by Gabriele Basilico. The program also includes an exhibition organized in collaboration with the Harvard GSD entitled Cartographic Grounds and exhibitions devoted to student projects: one on the teaching activities in the past academic year and one on the 2016 Diploma, on the theme of St. Moritz.

 

  • Director
    • Marc Collomb
  • Dean’s Office Coordinator
    • Marco Della Torre
  • Responsible
    • Stefania Murer

The Academy of Architecture dedicates an exhibition to the work of Angelo Mangiarotti, Milanese designer, architect and sculptor, curated by Franz Graf and Francesca Albani. The exhibition will highlight the work of a designer-builder who was active on many fronts with a critical approach that sought to create an architectural language not necessarily bound by function but drawing its strength and uniqueness from the tectonics of assembly and related to the achievements of Konrad Wachsman, Fritz Haller, Max Bill and Jean Prouvé. In Mangiarotti’s architectural research, conducted individually, perhaps at sometimes solitary and invariably the outcome of an ethical attitude, we can read the same concern and the same sense of purpose as are displayed in his industrially manufactured objects. The exhibition seeks to bring out the contradictions and continuity in the work of one of the most complex figures in the Italian architectural landscape of the 1950s and 60s.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Mendrisio Academy Press/Silvana Editoriale with essays by the exhibition curators and by Mario Botta, Thomas Herzog, Kinue Horikawa and Anna Mangiarotti.

 

 

Mostra Data
Angelo Mangiarotti. La tettonica dell'assemblaggio 18 settembre - 25 ottobre 2015
Mad' 15 Mostra sull'attività didattica 13 novembre - 18 dicembre 2015
Gabriele Basilico. La progettualità dello sguardo 27 febbraio − 8 aprile 2016
Cartographic Grounds: identificazione dell’immaginario paesaggio 22 aprile − 27 maggio 2016
Dipléoma 2016. St.  Moriz Città alpina 25 giugno − 23 luglio 2016
Angelo Mangiarotti. La tettonica dell'assemblaggio

Angelo Mangiarotti.

La tettonica dell'assemblaggio

18.9 - 25.10.2015

Angelo Mangiarotti. La tettonica dell'assemblaggio
Angelo Mangiarotti. La tettonica dell'assemblaggio

The Academy of Architecture dedicates an exhibition to the work of Angelo Mangiarotti, Milanese designer, architect and sculptor, curated by Franz Graf and Francesca Albani. The exhibition will highlight the work of a designer-builder who was active on many fronts with a critical approach that sought to create an architectural language not necessarily bound by function but drawing its strength and uniqueness from the tectonics of assembly and related to the achievements of Konrad Wachsman, Fritz Haller, Max Bill and Jean Prouvé. In Mangiarotti’s architectural research, conducted individually, perhaps at sometimes solitary and invariably the outcome of an ethical attitude, we can read the same concern and the same sense of purpose as are displayed in his industrially manufactured objects. The exhibition seeks to bring out the contradictions and continuity in the work of one of the most complex figures in the Italian architectural landscape of the 1950s and 60s.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Mendrisio Academy Press/Silvana Editoriale with essays by the exhibition curators and by Mario Botta, Thomas Herzog, Kinue Horikawa and Anna Mangiarotti.

Mad Mostra sull'attività didattica, foto Alberto Canepa

MAD. 15
Mostra sull'attività didattica
13.11 − 18.12.2015

Mad Mostra sull'attività didattica, foto Alberto Canepa
Mad Mostra sull'attività didattica, foto Alberto Canepa

L’esposizione di una selezione della produzione degli studenti, frutto delle attività didattiche svolte in Accademia di architettura durante il corso dell’anno, costituisce un fondamentale momento di confronto e di conferma per tutta la comunità accademica di Mendrisio come anche un’occasione per mostrare al pubblico esterno le potenzialità della scuola in termini di didattica e ricerca. 

MAD.’15, mostra sull’attività didattica, è articolata in modo da informare il visitatore cercando di restituire a livello percettivo la particolare vitalità creativa che anima la scuola nell’ambito dei suoi atelier di progettazione ma anche tramite la descrizione dei differenti approcci e dei contenuti che vengono proposti all’interno dei corsi teorici, a dimostrazione di una grande ricchezza in termini di offerta formativa.

Gabriele Basilico, la progettualità dello sguardo, Foto Alberto Canepa

La progettualità dello sguardo
Fotografie di paesaggio 
di Gabriele Basilico

27.2 − 8.4.2016

Promoted by the Academy of Architecture together with Studio Gabriele Basilico and curated by Angela Madesani, the exhibition presents 60 photographs in various formats, mostly in black and white and explores the theme of landscape in the research of Gabriele Basilico (1944-2013), one of the finest photographers of the last forty years and point of reference for several generations of architects, urban planners and landscape architects. The exhibits comprise works produced mainly between the eighties and nineties in Europe. Particular attention is devoted to two groups of images taken in Switzerland: ‘The Search for a Centre’ (1996), research devoted to the architecture of Luigi Snozzi at Monte Carasso and an important group of photographs dedicated to the landscape of the Gotthard Pass (1977). Hence this is an educational exhibition and an occasion for reflection on the territory, especially devised for a place of study and research like the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, where Gabriele Basilico delivered a major public lecture in 2010. The exhibition is accompanied by the catalogue edited by Marco Della Torre and published by Mendrisio Academy Press – Silvana Editoriale, with contributions by Angela Madesani, Giovanna Calvenzi and João Nunes.

Cartographic Ground foto Alberto Canepa

Cartographic Grounds: 
identificazione dell’immaginario 
paesaggio

22.4 − 27.5.2016

Cartographic Ground
Cartographic Ground

The exhibit, originally initiated by the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and curated by Jill Desimini, is presented in Mendrisio thanks to the curatorial adaptation by landscape architect João Gomes da Silva. The timeless practice of producing representations of the physical reality of the world gave rise to a cultural activity called ‘cartography’, embedded in the discipline of geography but influencing other disciplines in the sciences and arts. The exhibition therefore presents a vision of the relations between the tradition of mapping, the contemporary practice of landscape architecture and architecture as representation. The exhibition is divided into four sections, Subsurface Inventions, Temporal Itineraries, Aqueous Explorations, Terrestrial Practices, and is complemented by original cartographic materials from the collections of the Accademy of architecture Library, enabling visitors to experience documents referring to the Swiss and North Italian landscapes, a region where strong was the need to create and install infrastructure, improve the capture and distribution of water, energy production and distribution or road and railway circulation.