The cross over between architecture of other creative processes will be the focus of the British School at Rome’s architecture programme, Meeting Architecture.
The British architect Eric Parry and the British artist Richard Deacon will open the second year of the programme on 13 October 2014 with a conversation and study/exhibition: 3-2=1: Bridge, Bangle & Cornice.
Deacon and Parry have collaborated for many years and this event will provide an opportunity to hear them discuss the nature of their collaborations as well as present for the first time an analysis of some of their work together.
The study/exhibition will focus on three different collaborative works in London: Millennium Bridge, the project that Deacon and Parry were invited to present for the Millennium Bridge competition 1996, their collaboration on the façade of Eric Parry’s Finsbury Square building (1999-2001), and their highly acclaimed collaboration on St James’s Gateway, at the heart of Piccadilly Circus (2008-2013). This collaboration saw the integration of Deacon’s sculpture with the façade of the building. A twenty five metre cornice emblazoned with a cacophony of colours reflects the exuberance and activity of Piccadilly Circus.
3-2=1: Bridge, Bangle & Cornice runs at the British School at Rome from October 13, 2014 to November 4, 2014.
Future participants in the programme this year include: the French architectural historian Jean-Louis Cohen, who will talk about creativity in British war time architecture; the Dutch architect Wouter Vanstiphout (Crimson Architectural Historians) who will discuss the relationship between creativity and politics; Dante Ferretti, the three times Oscar winning Italian scenographer, who will discuss the influence of architecture on his work and present some of his sketches; and the Italian artist Alfredo Pirri and German artist Thomas Schütte who will analyse the relationship of their work to architecture in a conversation and study/exhibition.
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