Exhibition of Italy's influence on Le Corbusier at MAXXI

ROME - Architect and director of MAXXI Architecture (Museum of Art of the 21stCentury), Margherita Guccione has dedicated an exhibition to architect, sculptor, painter, and brilliant thinker of his time, Le Corbusier.

From the 1920 pseudonym of Charles- Eduouard Jeanneret, Le Corbusier, is claimed to be the father of modern urban planning and master of the Modern Movement with Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Along a chronilogical thread it will show Italy’s influence on the formation and work of the master, containing 320 original documents and 300 photographs. Testimonies of travel, sketches of Italian monuments, cultural exchanges and personal aspirations are items among the collection.

The narrative is punctuated by a series of walls and wooden boards outlining the show in an extraordinary Le Corbusien-esque design within MAXXI’s Architecture.

Powered by Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris, the exhibition is supported by a scientific council composed of some of the leading experts of the story Le Corbusier.
Curated by Marida Talamona, the exhibition will run from Oct. 18 to Feb. 17 2013.