dialogues in architecture

Dialogues on architecture – FRAC Piedmont Collection
Exhibition curated by Francesco Manacorda

Works by: Lara Almarcegui, Armando Andrade Tudela, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Attila Csörgö, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Ian Kiaer, Gyan Panchal, Bojan Sarcevic, Oscar Tuazon, Ignacio Uriarte, Chu Yun
For the second time the Regional Fund for Contemporary Art of the Region of Piedmont’s collection is on show at the Pistoletto Foundation where, from this year onwards, FRAC has a permanent base for preservation, storage and exhibition. On this occasion, we wanted to combine the dissemination of the collection with the didactic apparatus of Cittadellarte. The selected works interweave relationships and reflections on the topic of architecture, town planning and the way in which we cast feelings and meanings onto public spaces.
The exhibition will be set up in two adjacent spaces, the first of which will be empty at its opening in order to allow the artists that take part in the Pistoletto Foundation’s summer residency to interact, for the whole duration of the residency, and to install their own works or works of other artists, architects or designers that respond or question the project proposed by FRAC.
The selected themes range from sculpture that makes use of the architectonic scale model to analysis of ways to devise urban space along with contrasting it with its natural equivalent and from the non figurative representations of the city to questions on the political and social implications that certain architectures determine. Some of the artists look at the constructed space and how we respond to urban planning, changing it with our actions, others record the formal aspects that constitute the three dimensional character of the space in which we stage the social negotiation of the public dimension.

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