Arch and Art: Chipperfield

David Chipperflield’s pavilion for Arch and Art – a project by Assolombarda Confindustria Milano Monza e Brianza realized by Domus – is a room with a room: the one of Michelangelo Pistoletto.

Arch and Art. David Chipperfield e Michelangelo Pistoletto
This work expresses a duality that is principally between architecture and art, but also between architect and artist.

The two rooms lead one to imagine two halves of a thing, but at the same time they make one think of a difference, a dichotomy, of something doubled or divided. They communicate two faces of a single idea, two things that compliment each other. They speak of two worlds, of two individuals with their own interests, of two professions: architect and artist. Are these two personalities complementary or contradictory? The architect has to concentrate on establishing quality, functionality, stability, resistance, substance and also light, space and form, while the artist has to question himself and think of the process.

Perhaps the shared interest begins differently, for different reasons, for different objectives, for different responsibilities and, in the end, artist and architect both work on similar materials and constructions.

2 April – 12 September 2016
Arch and Art
a project by Assolombarda Confindustria Milano Monza e Brianza
Realized by Domus in collaboration with La Triennale
Curated by: Nicola Di Battista
Set design: Centro Studi Domus with Marco Diana
Graphic design: Giuseppe Basile
Structures: Milan Ingegneria
Contractor: Botta SpA

Michelangelo Pistoletto
Architect: David Chipperfield
Design team: David Chipperfield Architects, Milan, Italy
Director: Giuseppe Zampieri
Senior associate: Cristiano Billia
Team leader: Pietro Bagnoli
Project architect: Cosmin Amato
Team: Yara Abboud, Corrado Buongiorno, Filippo Carcano, Francesca Carino, Fabiano Cocozza, Anna Frigerio, Nicola Guercilena, Tsukasa Goto, Maris Kojuharov, Eugenio Matteazzi, Filippo Serra, Federica Zerbo
Digital imaging: David Chipperfield Architects, Milan
Physical models: David Chipperfield Architects, Milan

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