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PIPPO CIORRA

SALT BEYOĞLU

FEBRUARY 2, 2013 15.00

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema



Pippo Ciorra will address the specific contribution an architectural institution and a curator of architecture can make during the current moment for architecture and architectural theory and its complexities. In this context, the talk will illustrate the approach undertaken and the experiences gained during Ciorra’s time at the three-year old MAXXI in Rome.

“We live in a multifaceted space/time where the long wave of architecture as luxurious invention and the new needs for social, ecological and scientific commitments overlap and interact confusingly. In addition to preserving and promoting their collections and their specific cultures, museums such as MAXXI can actively take part in the search for new missions, new strategies and new tools for architecture and art in the global scene. This ‘agency’ is located in the daily activity of promoting dialogue and exchange as well as in the most ambitious programs for exhibitions and events, especially if these events incorporate the possibility of producing architecture or large-scale installations.” Pippo Ciorra

The talk will be held in English.
About Pippo Ciorra
Pippo Ciorra is an architect, curator, critic, and professor. He is also an advisor for the Mies van der Rohe Award and a member of the editorial board of Casabella. Since 1981, Ciorra has been a contributor to the cultural pages of Il Manifesto in addition to other national media. He authored numerous books, texts, publications on architects, museums, urban issues. Ciorra curated and designed exhibitions in Italy and abroad, including the inaugural exhibition entitled Spazio at MAXXI Architecttura in Rome in May 2009, where he has been the senior curator since 2010. In 2012, Ciorra curated RE-CYCLE: Strategies for Architecture, City, and Planet and is currently working on ENERGY: Oil and Post-oil Architecture, an exhibition addressing the issue of the relations between energy, movement and architecture due to open in 2013, as well as a publication, focusing on the Italian linear coastal city which is based on 15 years of research and design experimentation on the subject.
In collaboration with Association of Museum Professionals Turkey
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