Until November 7th, at Triennale Milano, 110 images tell the story of Italy’s contemporary architectural heritage
Throughout the Belpaese there are countless buildings of historical value and many contemporary ones are destined to join the long list. Narrating the variety of the country’s contemporary architectural patrimony is a complex task, but this is the aim of “10 Viaggi nell’Architettura Italiana” (10 Journeys through Italian Architecture). The exhibition, on show at Triennale Milano until November 7th, comprises a selection of 110 photos that 10 young photographers took along different journeys that crossed the entire Italian peninsula.
Between 2019 and 2020, Roberto Baccaccino, Marina Caneve, Davide Cossu, Louis De Belle, Luca Girardini and Marco Zorzanello, Paolo Lindozzi, Allegra Martin, Simone Mizzotti, Flavia Rossi, and Alberto Sinigaglia produced almost 3000 photographs. All of them became part of the existing Atlante Architettura Contemporanea (Atlas of Contemporary Architecture) collection established in 2018 by the General Directorate for Contemporary Creativity (DGCC). With the Atlas, DGCC is creating a visual map to increase the general public’s awareness of post-war Italian architecture through photography.
The exhibition, on show at Triennale Milano until November 7th, comprises a selection of 110 photos that 10 young photographers took along different journeys that crossed the entire Italian peninsula
The exhibition presents viewers with large and medium-size prints distributed on a relief map of the Italian peninsula. The intent is to inspire visitors to retrace the itineraries followed by the photographers. Accompanying them, there is a large-size projection that shows all of the images in short sequences aimed at enhancing their aesthetic value based on formal and compositional criteria.
The exhibition catalog, published by Silvana Editoriale, also follows the idea of the journey. In it, critical contributions and texts written by the photographers complete the visual narration.
Photo Credits: Cosimo Quartana
Ilona Catani Scarlett