Le Corbusier exhibition at CaixaForum
From January 29 until the 11th of May at CaixaForum in Barcelona, ‘An Atlas of Modern Landscapes‘ exhibition reveals the social and cultural transcendence of the Swiss architect Le Corbusier during the 20th century.
Previously on display in the MoMA, and with the addition of pieces on loan from the Le Corbusier Foundation of Paris, An Atlas of Modern Landscapes includes 215 pieces (photographs, models, documents, paintings and even four full-size recreations of interiors with their original furniture) and demonstrates the transcendence of the Swiss architect and multi-disciplinary artist Charles Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, known as Le Corbusier.
The exhibition is divided into five sections and bears witness to Le Corbusier’s influence on the 20th century; his unending capacity for observing, imagining and projecting architectural, domestic and scenic landscapes onto his pieces. A pioneer in the study of how to improve the habits of the lower classes and promoter of new forms of efficient architecture in highly-populated cities, Le Corbusier worked on approximately 400 projects and designed 75 buildings in over a dozen countries.
An Atlas of Modern Landscapes traces Le Corbusier’s career over six decades, revealing all his facets, architect, urban designer, painter, interior designer, writer, editor, photographer and amateur film maker. The exhibition also includes documents from an urban project entitled “Una casa, un arbre” (A house, a tree), which is inscribed in the Pla Macià (Macià Plan) for Barcelona in the 1930s, and which was designed by Le Corbusier but which never came to fruition. All information on the official website.
CaixaForum, the Museum and Cultural Centre of “La Caixa” Community Projects, is housed in one of Barcelona’s landmark buildings, the Casaramona textile mill, a jewel of industrial modernista architecture designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch. CaixaForum offers a wide range of events with a broad appeal: exhibitions of ancient, modern and contemporary art, which make CaixaForum one of Barcelona’s most dynamic, active and vibrant venues. Exhibitions devoted to international artists, together with concerts, film screenings, debates and lectures, performing-arts events, sessions about literature and contemporary thought, multimedia art and family activities make the old factory a key attraction.
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