The event is part of the Triennale’s larger project to retrace the history of Italian architecture in the second half of the 20th century through retrospectives on the great maestri – Sottsass, Bellini, Borsani, Castiglioni, De Carlo, Mari and Magistretti being the first protagonists.
In an attempt to reconstruct and restore to the public the complexity of a figure who was undoubtedly central to the panorama of 20th century Italian architecture, the curator, Manuel Orazi, together with Aymonino’s daughters, promoters of the project, have set out a highly scenographic and heterogeneous exhibition itinerary.
The title of the exhibition “Faithful to Betrayal” reveals the exhibition’s ambitious aim: to trace his very personal style and the origin of his creative process in his constant challenges and questions.
Following a chronological excursus, the exhibition tells the story of the architect’s intense and active life as a designer interested in the problems affecting the outer city, an intellectual committed to the battle for historic centres, but also as a man, father, lover and friend. It presents different types of archival documents – from sketches to personal postcards, from project draughts to the very personal red notebooks in which he wrote down his thoughts.
The Triennale has also organised a guided tour of Aymonino’s architecture in Milan as a side event to the exhibition.
It will be possible to visit the exhibition until the 22nd of August 2021.