Meeting Architecture, the British School at Rome’s architecture programme, will this year continue to focus on the relationship and the cross-over between architecture and some of the other creative processes in a series of lectures and study/exhibitions by some of the leading figures in architecture, art and film.
Once again, Meeting Architecture will seek to examine some of the convergences and the divergences between the disciplines in sources of inspiration, working methods and aims, and attempt to understand how the creative process of one calling can help to develop the practice of another: both themes are extremely relevant to the multi-disciplinary nature of the British School at Rome.
The programme is in collaboration with the Royal College of Art, who will host some of the events in London.
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 a rare 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. Éric de Chassey, the French art historian and director of the Villa Medici will chair the discussion.
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.
The documentation will consist of models (including the maquette of the Millennium Bridge project produced for the show), drawings, works on paper (including a selection of Deacon’s paintings on cards), original texts by Deacon and Parry as well as their correspondence and photographs and films.
Study-exhibition opening times: 3-2=1: Bridge, Bangle & Cornice
13 October–4 November 2014, from Tuesday–Saturday, 14.00–19.00
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