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Chilean architecture at Oris


Two exhibitions of Chilean architecture will be opened on October 15th at 19 pm, at the Oris House of Architecture. While the first one generally presents its modern achievements, the second deals with the work of the architecture and art studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen.

The first exhibition titled Manifesto, monomaterial, reshaping, landscape is subtitled The discourse of contemporary Chilean architecture (four basic discussions) is based on the thesis that “in the last two decades the Chilean architecture has become one of the most exciting places of architectural production in the context of national and international world of art and culture). Works and projects of this period are widely recognized and acknowledged, both in Chile and abroad, (…) but the reviews remain exclusively on the level of description. The critical contributions are rare, and only a few authors, works, projects and texts go beyond the boundaries of individual examples. The exhibition advocates work under the assumption that the discourse of contemporary Chilean architecture relies on four disciplinary and cultural debates that encourage works of this period.”

The project manager and curator of the exhibition is Hugo Mondragón with a series of collaborators.

The second exhibition Not for more, not for less only discusses exhibition of architecture through model-installation that simulates a typical exhibition space, but offers the audience a much-needed shift, opening the background of artistic (re)presentation designing, which is always a blend of facts and fiction.

Maurizio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen, winners of the Mies van der Rohe Award, founded artistic and architectural studio in Concepcion in 2002. Pezo and Von Ellrichshausen were curators of the Chilean exhibition at the Venice Biennale in 2008, and exhibited their own work at the Biennale 2010. They have won numerous awards, and were guest lecturers at the University of Texas in Austin and Cornell University in New York City.

Peso has graduated and received a master’s degree in Architecture at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago (1998) and at the Universidad del Bio-Bio in Concepcion (1999). Sofia von Ellrichshausen graduated in 2002 from the University of Buenos Aires.

Both exhibitions are open until November 5, and admission is free.




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