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Adolf Loos, Our Contemporary. The House at the Michaelerplatz in Vienna

Adolf Loos, Our Contemporary. The House at the Michaelerplatz in Vienna

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The  exhibition  celebrates  the  centenary  of  the  Looshaus  in  Vienna  and  the  publication  of  Adolf Loos’ most provocative theoretical text: "Ornament and Crime". Its primary aim is to map some
significant  reactions  to  Loos,  both  among  his  closest  followers,  like  Paul  Engelmann,  and  more distant admirers such as Ernesto Nathan Rogers and Aldo Rossi.

The exhibition is structured in two sections:

The  first  section  centres  around  a  series  of  interviews  with  major  contemporary  figures  on  the international scene including Hans Hollein, Hermann Czech, AlvaroSiza, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Jacques  Herzog,  Paulo  Mendes  da  Rocha,  ToyoIto,  David  Adjaye,  Steven  Holl,  and  Preston  Scott Cohen. From the moment of its appearance Loos' cultural criticism never failed to elicit controversy and  outrage.    Couched  in  the  language  of  his  day,  it  reads  as  a  polemic  from  another  era  that nonetheless continues to hold its own. One of the chief objectives of the exhibition is to capture the uncanny sense of contemporaneity that Loos exerts, often in the most unobtrusive ways.

The  second  section  anaylses  what  is  considered  the  masterpiece  of  Loos,  the  house  on  the Michaelerplatz  in  Vienna,  that  he  constructed  in  1909  for  the  Tailoring  Workshop  of  Goldman  & Salatsch.    The  analysis  of  the  building  is  accompanied  by  a  rich  documentation  that  allows  us  to reconstruct  the  salient  phases  of  the  project:    the  relationship
with  the  Urban  Planning  Office,  the other options studied by Loos in the light of the patrons’ different requests, the proposal presented for the Building Permission, the construction site designs and finally, the drawings that allow us to reconstruct in an integral manner the story of the solution for the façade that at the time unleashed a violent Press campaign against Loos’ project.

 

Date: 
Mercredi, juin 1, 2016 - Dimanche, juillet 24, 2016
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Price: 
up to 20€

Admission from Correr Musem (Piazza San Marco, Ala Napoleonica) with the St. Mark’sSquare Museum Ticket (A single ticket valid for the Doge’s Palace and the combined itinerary of Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico Nazionale and Monumental Rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana.)

Opening Hours: 10.00 am – 7.00 pm (ticketoffice 10.00 am – 6.00 pm)

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