18 December 2019 - 02 June 2020

Architecture, silence and light. Louis Kahn in the Photographs by Roberto Schezen

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MAXXI Architettura archives centre
curated by  Simona Antonacci and Elena Tinacci
the exhibition is closed to the public from 9 March to 2 April, we apologise for the inconvenience. 

A focus show on the architecture of Louis Kahn through the photographs of Roberto Schezen.

On display, the diverse materials making up the Schezen Fond – from this year part of the museum’s Photography Collections: from the photographer’s own silver gelatin prints to the large format negatives and through to the invaluable colour slides, together with large-format photographs from the original negatives.

Schezen’s images lead us on a path that from silence moves towards the light, traversing themes dear to Louis Kahn such as order, form, wonder and silence.
The more classical photographs of architecture, which devote attention to the changing luminescent qualities of space and Kahn’s rigorous design research through his best-known works, are joined by more “daring” visions and alienating details in which Schezen demonstrated an authorial interpretation of the themes of light, shadow and form, paradigms shared by architecture and photography.

header: Roberto Schezen, Louis Kahn, Kimbell Art Museum. Forth Worth, Texas, (1966-72), 2001 ca