Faithful to Betrayal. Carlo Aymonino in exhibition in Milan

by Web Staff

Compasses Magazine

On the 14th of May the Milan Triennale opened its doors to the first great retrospective on the Roman architect Carlo Aymonino (1926-2010).

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.

Photo Credits:

  • https://triennale.org/magazine/aymonino
  • ©Triennale Milano, ph. Gianluca Di Ioia
  • Roberto Chiovitti

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