Curated by: Alberto Ferlenga
A retrospective that analyzes the extraordinary theoretical and practical contribution of an "anomalous architect". On show materials from archives and collections from all over the world.
After the exhibition dedicated to Gio Ponti, the universally famous Aldo Rossi is the protagonist of a major retrospective at MAXXI which analyzes the extraordinary theoretical and practical contribution of an "anomalous architect", in the reconstruction of Berlin as in the debate in Barcelona, but places his studies within a broader tradition of national analytical culture and in relation to the most urgent issues of urban contemporaneity.
The cultural project, architectural projects, installations and domestic projects are the three main threads of a complex and multifaceted history in which many aspects emerge: training, teaching and research, building an international network, drawing as an independent investigation, criticism and legacy . On display materials from, as well as from the MAXXI Architettura archive, from archives and collections from all over the world: the famous drawings, projects, writings and a spectacular sequence of models, a sort of imaginary city, a tangle of ideas, images , places, identity and memory.