07 November 2019 - 26 April 2020

Gio Ponti. Amare l’architettura

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TUESDAY 11.00-19.00
WEDNESDAY 11.00-19.00
THURSDAY 11.00-19.00
FRIDAY 11.00-19.00
SATURDAY 11.00-22.00
SUNDAY 11.00-19.00
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May 1
December 25

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On Tuesday, 16 April the library closes at 5:00 pm | On Thursday, 18 Aprile the library is closed | From Thursday, 25 April till Wednesday, 1 May the library is closed due to maintenance.

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Gallery 5
curated by Maristella Casciato, Fulvio Irace with Margherita Guccione, Salvatore Licitra, Francesca Zanella

Architect, designer, art director, writer, poet, critic and all-round artist, Gio Ponti has been the object of historical-critical literature and exhibition programmes that would be difficult to equal.

40 years on from his death, MAXXI is dedicating a major retrospective to him that studies and presents his versatility, starting out with an account of his architecture.

From the styling of everyday objects to the invention of spatial configurations for the modern home through to the realisation of complex projects inserted within an urban context such as the Pirelli skyscraper in Milan or the cathedral in Taranto, Ponti’s design was characterised by his comfort in switching scales. Produced in collaboration with the CSAC of Parma and Gio Ponti Archives, the exhibition presents archive materials, models, photographs, books, magazine and objects that permit the discovery of a remarkable protagonist of Italian architecture who left an indelible mark on diverse continents.

Gio Ponti, Casa al Quartiere Harar Dessié, Milano 1950-55. © Gio Ponti Archives