Paradigma. Il tavolo dell’architetto
with works by Adolfo Natalini
From 12 July to 17 October at Museo Novecento
Museo Novecento presents the sixth instalment of the project “Paradigma. Il tavolo dell’architetto” (Paradigm. The Architect’s Table), conceived by Sergio Risaliti, curated by Laura Andreini and featuring the work of Adolfo Natalini. This initiative, in exhibition from 12 July to 17 October in the exterior gallery of the Museo el Novecento, was made possible thanks to the support of Manifattura Tabacchi.
Every edition of the project is dedicated to a different architect, architectural collective or studio, who are invited to tell the public about their work through a selection of images, drawings, projects and scaled models, creating a setting which evokes an architect’s table. The exhibition is like a journey through the personal and professional memory of the architects on show, holding a mirror up to their creative processes, illustrating their different perceptions and ways of organising, showing what each of them brings to the finished project.
The previous five editions featured works from Mario Cucinella, Gianluca Peluffo, Benedetta Tagliabue, Leonardo Ricci, Oliver Storz and Hannes Schwertfeger, founders of the Bureau Baubotanik studio in Stuttgart.
Adolfo Natalini is the founder of Superstudio, the avant-garde group which was set up in 1966 and was part of the Radical Architecture movement of the 60s and 70s. In 1972 he exhibited work at MoMa in New York before starting his career as a design architect in 1978. His works include: the reconstruction of the Waagstraat in Groningen, the Dorotheenhof on the Manetstrasse in Leipzig, the Muzenplein in the Hague, the Museum of the Opera del Duomo in Florence and the project for the Nuovi Uffizi, also in Florence.
For Adolfo Natalini, drawing has always remained the most natural and necessary act, every sign is tied to a thought; every work of architecture is tied to a sketch. Through drawing he is able to order his thoughts: the tireless creative flows of a great figure of our times.