The architecture of life

The Galleria Civica di Modena presents is the first comprehensive retrospective dedicated to Cesare Leonardi, an eclectic figure in the architectural and contemporary art world.

Cesare Leonardi, 2012, foto di Joseph Nemeth
“Cesare Leonardi. L’Architettura della Vita” is the first comprehensive retrospective dedicated to Cesare Leonardi (b. Modena, 1935), an eclectic and original figure in the architectural and contemporary art world. Over the course of a career spanning more than fifty years, Leonardi’s pratice has included architecture, town planning, photography, design, painting and sculpture, working non-stop on the boundary between artistic planning and practice.

 

The exhibition presents a wide range of works and documents, preserved in Leonardi’s home-cum-studio – currently the venue of the Archivio Leonardi – and tells the extraordinary story of a life dedicated to planning and design. The exhibition itinerary is enhanced by a video documentary on the work of Cesare Leonardi, produced by Panottica.

C. Leonardi, F. Stagi, L’Architettura degli Alberi, 1982. Courtesy Archivio Architetto Cesare Leonardi
C. Leonardi, F. Stagi, L’Architettura degli Alberi , 1982. Courtesy Archivio Architetto Cesare Leonardi

15 September 2017 – 4 February 2018
Cesare Leonardi. L’Architettura della Vita
curated by Andrea Cavani and Giulio Orsini
Galleria Civica di Modena, Palazzo Santa Margherita and Palazzina dei Giardini
Modena

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