- Hatje Cantz Verlag
Can Architecture be Poetry?
MAXXI Architettura presents an exhibition devoted to the Brion Tomb at San Vito d’Altivole, a masterpiece by the architect Carlo Scarpa. The exhibition is configured in two separate sections: drawings and photographs. On the one hand the original drawings and models relating to the Venetian master’s monument, on the other a sequence of photos by the great Italian photographer Guido Guidi, who has worked on the theme of the Brion Tomb, producing over 600 images.
Both the drawings and the photographs belong to the MAXXI Architettura collections.
Guido Guidi photographed the Brion Tomb for a decade: a research project launched in 1996 through a commission from the CCA in Montreal and which the photographer has since continued independently, producing over 600 images that provide a new and poetically revealing vision of this masterpiece of Scarpa’s architecture.
What is presented in the exhibition is a significant selection of 17 photos based on geometric forms of light and shadow that emerge and dissolve on the walls of the tomb.
Far from any documentary intent, Guidi’s research has investigated the forms and references of the monument through the exploration of the notions of time, space and light.
L'archittetura puo essere poesia?
Via Guido Reni, 4/A
16 June, 2012, to 13 January, 2013
Open Tue-Wed-Thur-Fri-Sun 11.00-19.00