Massimo Scolari: The Representation of Architecture, 1967-2012
Tue, Oct 2, 2012 12am - Wed, Nov 21, 2012 12am
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Originating at the Yale School of Architecture, with a nucleus of drawings first exhibited at The Cooper Union in 1977, the exhibition includes over 160 original drawings, paintings and watercolors, as well as other works completed between 1967 and 2012. Curated and designed by Scolari himself, this is the first retrospective of his work to be presented in the United States since 1986. It has received national and international media attention from Architects' Newspaper and Abitare.
The exhibition includes some of Scolari’s earliest work, and reveals themes that he revisits time and again throughout his career. Scolari’s work exemplifies the School’s highest aspirations for drawing as a process of exploration, abstraction and experimentation. In a moment when architectural drawing is precariously balanced between this process of thinking architecture and the computer-generated images and prints for marketing architecture, the exhibition celebrates the power of the eye, mind and hand working in unison to create a profoundly poetic architectural vision.
The Cooper Union
7 E. 7th St. (b/w 3rd and 4th Aves.), 2nd floor
New York, NY 10003
Located in the Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, 7 East 7th Street, 2nd Floor, between Third and Fourth Avenues