Italomodern 1+ 2: Architecture in Upper Italy 1946 – 1976
Duration: 23 April - 26 June 2016
Artist: Franco Albini, Asnago & Vender, Giovanni Astengo, Carlo Aymonino, Mario Bacciocchi, Luciano Baldessari, Bartoli & Baldassini, BBPR, Gino Becker, Giandomenico Belotti, Aldo Bernardis, Dante Bini, Pietro Bottoni, Bucci & Trinci, et. al.
Curators: Werner Feiersinger, Martin Feiersinger
In 2011, Martin and Werner Feiersinger offered the first comprehensive stocktaking of the postwar architecture in the region of Upper Italy by means of the exhibition and book entitled "ITALOMODERN", thus introducing the wide range of different trends and their representatives - some of which were unknown - , from Neo-Realists and Rationalists, Brutalists and Organic Architects down to architectural "freaks".
The success and the great attention that "ITALOMODERN 1" received encouraged Martin and Werner Feiersinger to continue their research and traveling activities and present the results in "ITALOMODERN 2".
For the first time, "ITALOMODERN 1" and "ITALOMODERN 2" will be shown together, from April to June 2016 at Merano Arte.
For 20 years, Merano Arte has been presenting architecture exhibitions with the aim of creating awareness for modern and contemporary architecture in the Alpine region and is proud to show the stimulating and high-standard exhibition "ITALOMODERN 1+2" in 2016.
This comprehensive presentation of the Italian postwar era is a great synopsis of familiar and unfamiliar architecture. Beyond ideological or formal censorship, the exhibition offers insight into thirty years of architectural development in northern Italy, including South Tyrol. In addition to the buildings of Edoardo Gellner in Corte di Cadore or those of Armando Ronca in Bolzano, the constructions of Ettore Sottsass, Vico Magistretti, or Carlo Scarpa are also icons of regional architecture during that period. Together with the examples from the other regions, all these buildings - some of which look quite exotic in the context of the local architecture - take part in a huge orchestra with many variations.
ITALOMODERN – an exhibition with projects by:
Franco Albini • Asnago & Vender • Giovanni Astengo • Carlo Aymonino • Mario Bacciocchi • Luciano Baldessari • Bartoli & Baldassini • BBPR • Gino Becker • Giandomenico Belotti • Aldo Bernardis • Dante Bini • Pietro Bottoni • Bucci & Trinci • Luigi Caccia Dominioni • Guido Canella • Mario Cavallé • Cappai & Mainardis • Enrico Castiglioni • Celli & Tognon • Mario Cereghini • Luigi Carlo Daneri • Carlo De Carli • Giancarlo De Carlo • Edoardo Detti • Marco Dezzi Bardeschi • Marcello d’Oliva • Angelo Di Castro • Annibale Fiocchi • Figini & Pollini • Gabetti & Isola • Mario Galvagni • Gambirasio & Zenoni • Ignazio Gardella • Edoardo Gellner • Vittorio Giorgini • Vittorio Gregotti • Gresleri & Varnier • Antonio Guacci • Sergio Jontof Hutter • Jaretti & Luzi • Adalberto Libera • Antonio Macconi • Vico Magistretti • Angelo Mangiarotti • Giovanni Michelucci • Giulio Minoletti • Carlo Mollino • Filippo Monti • Riccardo Morandi • Bruno Morassutti • Carlo Moretti • Luigi Moretti • Robaldo Morozzo della Rocca • Nicola Mosso • Saverio Muratori • Sergio Musmeci • Giovanni Muzio • Pier Luigi Nervi • Ico Parisi • Gabriella Padovano, Cesare Blasi, Ugo La Pietra, Albero Seassaro • Luigi Pellegrin • Giuseppe Pizzigoni • Gio Ponti • Paolo Portoghesi • Giorgio Raineri • Leonardo Ricci • Ridolfi & Frankl • Armando Ronca • Aldo Rossi • Giuseppe Samoná • Maurizio Sacripanti • Leonardo Savioli • Carlo Scarpa • Ettore Sottsass sen. • Ettore Sottsass jun. • Pierluigi Spadolini • Dino Tamburini • Giuseppe Vaccaro • Gino Valle • Enzo Venturelli • Virgilio Vercelloni • Vittorio Viganò • Nanda Vigo • Villa & Zibetti Ribaldone • Enrico Villani • Marco Zanuso • Bruno Zevi