EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture

The Center for Architecture, in collaboration with CONSTRUCTO, will present the exhibition EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture, opening on Wednesday, June 22 at 5:30 pm, curated by CONSTRUCTO foundersJeannette Plaut and Marcelo Sarovic. The opening will begin with a roundtable discussion between Plaut, Sarovic and MoMA Director Glenn Lowry and will be followed by a presentation by architect Smiljan Radic.

The rise to international prominence of Alejandro Aravena through the 2016 Pritzker Prize and his curatorship of the 2016 Venice Architectural Biennale has brought attention to Chilean architects. Following the cultural blackout of the military regime in the 1970s and 80s, the recent decades have seen the revival of the local Modern movement sensibility and vocabulary of the 1960s. New programs and practices in Chile are enhanced by the emergence of globalized design tools and communication.

EXTRA-ORDINARY investigates the current state of Chilean architecture by presenting recently completed projects by 15 Chilean architects, including the winners of YAP_CONSTRUCTO, an initiative founded in 2010 affiliated with MoMA’s Young Architects Program. The exhibition showcases photography, schematic drawings, ephemera, and video interviews with the Chilean design community. The lower level will be dedicated to the work of acclaimed architect Smiljan Radic and will feature a model of a recent project, Death at Home, and 28 original drawings.

EXTRA-ORDINARY is part of a long tradition of exhibiting international architecture at the Center for Architecture, from Colombia Transformed/Architecture=Politics to City of Mirages: Baghdad, 1952-1982 and Berlin – New York Dialogues, among many others,” said Benjamin Prosky, AIANY and Center for Architecture Executive Director. “We are proud to debut this exhibition on contemporary Chilean architecture, featuring the work of creative, globally influential designers who have emerged over the past few decades.

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Cite: "EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture" 21 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/789995/extra-ordinary-new-practices-in-chilean-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884

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