Riccardo De Cal: Into the Labyrinth — architetture veneziane

Riccardo De Cal presents his exhibition Into the Labyrinth at Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, Italy. The exhibition will include 20 photographs, primarily selected from De Cal's new publication Dream of Venice Architecture. Inspired by novelist Jorge Luis Borges's statement that the maze, "is a building built to confuse people," De Cal has created an interior environment of metal armatures, audio recordings and photography. Designed by Melissa Siben, the exhibit is a modern three-dimensional representation of the labyrinthine structure of the city of Venice.

De Cal took the series of photographs over a three month period, from October-December 2015. For him the experience was, "like listening to a melody coming from the calli, and trying to find its origin within the labyrinth. I felt like a dowser in search of water. Photographing Venice was not an intellectual approach, but rather instinctive and subliminal, instead."

The audio recordings quote architects Tadao Ando, Guido Pietropoli, Louise Braverman, Massimiliano Fuksas, Oscar Niemeyer, Randy Bosch, Richard Murphy, Rocco Yim, Shun Kanda, Thomas Woltz, Vincenzo Casali, Mario Botta, and Valeriano Pastor; designer Enrico Baleri; and architecture critic William Menking.

Dream of Venice Architecture, the exhibit catalogue is published by Bella Figura Publications, an imprint dedicated to the investigation of Venice as a living city.

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Cite: "Riccardo De Cal: Into the Labyrinth — architetture veneziane" 15 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/789559/riccardo-de-cal-into-the-labyrinth-architetture-veneziane> ISSN 0719-8884

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