Atlante Architettura Contemporanea MUFOCO, DGCC, MIC, Triennale Milano
The MUFOCO Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea, in collaboration with Triennale Milano and thanks to the support of the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity, has entrusted 10 architectural photographers under 40 years of age, selected through public selection, with the task of commissioning the photographic documentation of 240 contemporary Italian architectures.
The Atlas of Contemporary Architecture is an online platform promoted by the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity that aims to disseminate Italian architecture from the second half of the twentieth century to the present. The aim is to promote the dissemination and knowledge of contemporary Italian architecture through the language of photography, as well as to stimulate the creativity of young photographers.
At the close of the selection on 26 August 2019, the Selecting Commission (composed of Lorenza Baroncelli, Artistic Director of the Triennale di Milano, Giovanna Calvenzi, President of MUFOCO, Antonello Frongia, photography historian and lecturer at Roma Tre University, Eliana Garofalo, Architectural Officer of DGCC, Maurizio Montagna, Architectural Photographer) met on Wednesday 4 September 2019 at the headquarters of Triennale Milano.
Industrial technical institute Architect: P.Portoghesi
Univesity of Chieti – Faculty of Letters, Auditorium, Educational centre Architect: P.Barbieri, A. Del Bo, C.A.Manzo, R.Mennella
Marine Station Architect: Z.Hadid
Train Station Architect: D.Perrault
House of architect Architect: A.Di Virgilio
Church San Francesco D’assisi Architect: E.Dolara, P.Mizzau
Polaris – Science and technology park Architect: Gregotti Associati
Intermodal center Architect: L.Snozzi, W.Husler, A.Sanna
Exhibition “10 viaggi nell’architettura italiana” – Triennale Milano curated by Matteo Balduzzi, Alessandra Cerrotti and Luciano Antonino Scuderi
The Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity (DGCC) of the Ministry of Culture in collaboration with Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea and Triennale Milano is presenting the exhibition titled 10 journeys through Italian architecture, curated by Matteo Balduzzi, Alessandra Cerroti and Luciano Antonino Scuderi. The exhibition which will be housed in the rooms of Triennale Milano from the 1st of October to the 7th of November 2021 comprises a selection of 110 photos taken by young photographers along ten journeys that crossed the entire Italian peninsula, narrating the variety of its contemporary architectural patrimony. 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 a corpus of almost 3000 photographs which have gone towards augmenting the existing Atlante Architettura Contemporanea (Atlas of Contemporary Architecture) collection www.atlantearchitetture.beniculturali.it established in 2018 by the DGCC with the aim of mapping but also of diffusing to a wide general public the awareness of post-war Italian architecture by means of photography. The project promoted by the Contemporary Creativity General Direction and entrusted to 10 photographers under 40 years of age selected by way of a public competition had the aim of documenting more than 250 architectural works, ranging from acknowledged masterpieces to the most surprising and less known buildings. The Atlante Architettura Contemporanea project proposed evidencing the contemporary architecture to be found throughout Italy. At the same time it intended to raise awareness with regard to the care and attention given to a patrimony to be preserved, acknowledged as being of shared cultural value.
At the close of the exhibition the photographic works on show will come to form part of the collections of Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea in Cinisello Balsamo-Milan, in this way enriching our public cultural patrimony.
Design and staging: Studio Folder Publisher: Silvana Editoriale
The result of a both scenographic and evocative installation ideated by the Studio Folder of Milan, the exhibition presents 110 prints of medium and large format placed on a relief map of the Italian peninsula, in this way allowing the visitors to physically retrace the journeys made by the photographers. The geographical and analytical reading suggested by this map is made to ‘hold a dialogue’ with a large wall projection, a sort of backdrop whose sum total of images is ordered in brief sequences following purely formal and compositional criteria in such a way as to emphasize their aesthetic and polysemic value.
Also the catalogue, published by Silvana Editoriale, is structured by the journeys of the photographers: this volume takes on the role of guide of the overall journey and in the very concentrated selection of buildings and images it tends to re-establish the homogeneity and choral nature of the whole project. The visual narration is completed thanks to critical contributions and to annotations which the photographers carried out during or after the photographic campaigns: a diary of individual travels, rich in observations, anecdotes, suggestions and personal viewpoints that interact with the images. If when taken singularly these brief notes reveal the sensitivity and the personality of each photographer, if instead they are read as a whole then they become a reflection regarding the practice of photography, regarding the relationship with places and space, the perception of time and light, the very sense of the journey, the pleasure of a discovery and of awareness.