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Lina Bo Bardi dibuixa / Lina Bo Bardi dibuja / Lina Bo Bardi Drawing, Barcelona, Fundació Joan Miró, 15 february / 26 may 2019

Entrevista con Zeuler Rocha Lima

La Fundació Joan Miró presenta 'Lina Bo Bardi dibuja', la primera exposición que examina específicamente el papel del dibujo en la vida y la obra de la arquitecta italobrasileña. La muestra reúne una cuidada selección de un centenar de dibujos provenientes del Instituto Lina Bo e P. M. Bardi, que dan fe de la importancia del dibujo en todas las etapas de la polifacética carrera de Bo Bardi. Se trata de un proyecto comisariado por el también arquitecto, artista, investigador y experto internacional en la figura de Bo Bardi Zeuler Rocha Lima, que ha contado con la colaboración de la Fundación Banco Sabadell.Hasta finales de mayo, 'Lina Bo Bardi dibuja' invita al visitante a descubrir el amplio y rico espectro del pensamiento y la producción de una de las arquitectas e intelectuales más destacadas del siglo xx, que trazó puentes entre el arte y la vida a través del lenguaje que le era propio: el dibujo.

Irreplaceable Landscapes. An Architecture Exhibition by Dorte Mandrup, Copenhagen [København] (Denmark), Danish Architecture Center, 22 march / 26 may 2019
Leonardo Ricci 100. Scrittura, pittura, architettura. 100 note a margine dell'Anonimo del XX secolo, Firenze (Italy), Ex refettorio di Santa Maria Novella, 12 april / 26 may 2019Leonardo Ricci 100, Scrittura, pittura e architettura, 100 note a margine dell'Anonimo del XX secolo, Firenze
Mario Botta. Sakrale Räume / Sacral Spaces, Vienna [Wien], Ringturm Exhibition Centre, 19 march / 31 may 2019
Juan Navarro Baldeweg. Figuras simultáneas. Pintura y escultura, Valladolid (Spain), Patio Herreriano. Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Español, Sala 9 y Capilla, 14 march / 9 june 2019
Atelier Mendini. Le architetture, Orani, Nuoro (Italy, Museo Nivola, 4 may / 16 june 2019
Antony Gormley: STAND, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 24 january / 16 june 2019
Metamorphosen / Metamorphosis, Berlin, Architektur Galerie Berlin, 10 may / 22 june 2019
Martin Linsi (photo), Landschaft und Kunstbauten. Ein persönliches Inventar von Jürg Conzett / Landscapes and Structures. A Personal Inventory by Jürg Conzett, Basel [Basel/Bâle], S AM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum [Swiss Architecture Museum], 16 april/17 july 2011
Landscape and Structures. Un inventario personale di Jürg Conzett fotografato da Martin Linsi, Mendrisio (Switzerland), Teatro dell’Architettura, 12 april / 7 july 2019
The Challenge. Tadao Ando, Milano, Armani / Silos, 9 april / 28 july 2019
David Adjaye: Making Memory, London, Design Museum, 2 february / 4 august 2019

Sir David Adjaye in conversation with Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic.

Balkrishna Doshi. Architecture for the People, Weil-am-Rhein (Germany), Vitra Design Museum, 30 march / 8 september 2019
Rompete le righe! Disegno e Libertà creativa, Napoli [Naples] (Italy), AndreaNuovoHomeGallery, 10 may / 10 october 2019
BIG Formgiving, Copenhagen [København], Danish Architecture Center, 12 june / 20 october 2019
Tony Cragg a Boboli, Firenze, Giardino di Boboli, 5 may / 27 october 2019
Josef Hoffman - Otto Prutscher, Brtnice (Czech Republic), Josef Hoffmann Museum, 1 july / 27 october 2019

The 2019 annual exhibition in the Josef Hoffmann Museum in Brtnice, a joint exhibition of the Moravian Gallery, Brno, and the MAK, Vienna, is dedicated to Josef Hoffmann’s (1870–1956) association with Otto Prutscher (1880–1949). Like Hoffmann an architect and designer, Prutscher was master of all materials used in the applied arts. He was an exhibition designer, a teacher, and a member of the most important reform movements in art from the Secession to the Wiener Werkstätte and the Werkbund. On the occasion of the 70th anni- versary of Otto Prutscher’s death this year, the exhibition highlights the importance of his work for the development of Viennese Modernism.

Starting in the 1980s—together with the protagonists of the “Vienna Style” around 1900— Otto Prutscher started to gain wider recognition. Similar to Josef Hoffmann, the first comprehensive studies of whose works appeared in Italy after the Second World War, in Otto Prutscher’s case it was the Italian architectural journal Metamorfosi that, in 1994, issued his “Unpublished works from archives in Como and Vienna”.

Ten years younger than Josef Hoffmann and Adolf Loos, Otto Prutscher belonged to the first generation of Vienna Arts and Crafts School students to benefit from the curricular reforms directed by Felician von Mayrbach and from the teaching of young professors such as Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser. Prutscher mastered a range of materials in his father’s cabinetmaking workshop, as well as as in bricklaying and carpentry apprenticeships, completed in the summer vacations.

After his acceptance at the the Vienna Arts and Crafts School in 1897, Prutscher took a course with Willibald Schulmeister in ornamental drawing, and later for two semesters a specialist class in architecture with Josef Hoffmann. The training he received from the secessionist architect Hoffmann and the premodern painter Matsch was to leave its mark on Prutscher’s designs and completed works—in terms of both the graphic quality of his designs and his orientation towards current trends in architecture. From 1907 Prutscher began to work for the Wiener Werkstätte, and from 1909 he taught, like Hoffmann, at the Arts and Crafts School.

Hoffmann worked with Prutscher for decades on projects such as the Vienna Kunstschau of 1908 and the Cologne Werkbund exhibition of 1914, sharing with him an unbounded creative drive. Today Prutscher’s recorded oeuvre includes over 50 buildings (villas, apartment houses, and portals), nearly 50 exhibitions organized and designed alone or with others, some 170 installations, over 300 designs for installations, and over 200 suites and individual pieces of furniture.

Prutscher’s designs were implemented by more than 200 enterprises, principally the Wiener Werkstätte but also important manufactories such as Backhausen, Klinkosch, Augarten, Meyr’s Neffe, Schappel and Melzer & Neuhardt, and the Deutsche Werkstätten in Dresden. In addition he was artistic advisor to Thonet, Loetz Witwe, and Wienerberger. Twenty years after the first monograph on and exhibition of his work (Otto Prutscher. 1880–1949. Architektur, Interieur, Design [Otto Perutscher, 1880–1949: Architecture, Interior, Design], University of Applied Arts Vienna, 1997), the exhibition JOSEF HOFFMANN – OTTO PRUTSCHER discusses Prutscher’s complex achievement against the background of Hoffmann’s oeuvre. Both spatially and thematically, it is a continuation of the permanent exhibition JOSEF HOFFMANN: Inspirations, that since 2009 has been tracing the roots Hoffmann’s artistic inspiration in his birthplace Brtnice. Starting on 20 November 2019, the MAK will be presenting a comprehensive solo exhibition: OTTO PRUTSCHER. Allgestalter der Wiener Moderne [Otto Prutscher: Universal Designer of Viennese Modernism].
La Luce. Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Firminy (France), Église Saint-Pierre, 22 march / 2 november 2019La Luce. Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Firminy (France), Église Saint-Pierre
Mon Univers, Zürich (Switzerland), Pavillon Le Corbusier, 11 may / 17 november 2019

Mon Univers, Zurich, Switzerland, Pavillon Le Corbusier, Heidi WeberThe exhibition Mon univers extends over all floors and is dedicated to the Swiss architect’s passion for collecting, giving visitors a glimpse of his versatile creative cosmos. Throughout his life, Le Corbusier pursued the vision of a synthesis of the arts, and for this purpose he amassed objects and trouvailles from art, industry, folklore, and nature, which he arranged in assemblages. He drew on a wide variety of objects as references and sources of inspiration for his various artistic practices—including conch shells, ceramics from the Balkans, flotsam, and industrial glass. The exhibition brings together originals from Le Corbusier’s private collection with historical photographs, casts, and paintings, as well as finds from nature. Loans from the Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris, important private collections, and the Antikenmuseum Basel enter into a visual and thematic dialogue with the pavilion.

On the lower level, around fifty personal collectibles from the Fondation Le Corbusier are presented, along with film clips of Le Corbusier (taken with a 16mm camera), and a wall of large- format film stills.

The legendary 1931 installation Les arts dits primitifs dans la maison d’aujourd’hui is recreated in the two-story atrium on the ground floor. In this installation in his studio, Le Corbusier arranged a cast of the Attic calf-bearer known as the Moscophoros alongside a painting by Fernand Léger, a Peruvian Chimu ceramic piece, a chunk of glass, a Benin bronze, a brick, a wicker chair, and his own painting in an exciting ensemble.

While on the lower level originals are shown and on the ground floor copies, the upper floor is devoted to a few originals that Le Corbusier would have gladly collected in the opinion of the curators. These include a Nimba shoulder mask from the Baga people, a marble Aphrodite (Antikenmuseum Basel), frightening Ekoi head masks, and a large-format ceramic vessel known as a tinaja from the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich’s Decorative Arts collection.
Michele De Lucchi, Radici al vento, testa nella terra, Padova (Italy), Orto botanico, 14 march 2019 / 5 january 2020
Enzo Cucchi, Roma, MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, 27 september 2019 / 26 january 2020
Cose normali. Abitare con Vico Magistretti, Milano, Fondazione studio museo Vico Magistretti, 4 april 2019 / 20 febbraio 2020
Gio Ponti. Amare l'Architettura, Roma, MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, 7 november 2019 / 26 april 2020
Mondo Mendini, Groningen (Netherlands), Groninger Museum, 12 october 2019 / 5 may 2020
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