Renzo Piano has created a spectrum of beautiful architectural creations all over the globe, from ‘The Shard’ in London to the ‘Pompidou Centre’ in Paris, his buildings give an insight of his soulfulness and how he sees the world around him.
The Royal Academy of Arts is inaugurating an exhibition in autumn 2018 for the honorary royal academician ‘Renzo Piano’ to showcase a detailed analyses about his work, aspirations and achievements.
‘Renzo Piano: The Art of Making Buildings’ will be the first comprehensive survey about Piano’s career that will be held in London since 1989.This illuminating exhibition follows Piano’s career, from the influence of his Genoese heritage and to current projects still in the making. Focusing on 16 key buildings, it explores how the Renzo Piano Building Workshop designs buildings “piece by piece”, making deft use of form, material and engineering to achieve a precise and yet poetic elegance.
To be held from 15 September 2018 to 20 January 2019, the exhibition will provide an exceptional insight into the work, aspirations and achievements of a man who believes passionately in the possibilities of architecture. It will demonstrate that far from being a straightforward art-form, architecture is a complex profession that carries social, political and financial responsibilities.
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At the heart of the exhibition, there will be a focus on the architect himself through 32 photographs by Gianni Berengo Gardin and a specially commissioned film by Thomas Riedelsheimer highlighting Piano’s personal sensibilities and attitude to architecture. The centrepiece of this space will be a sculptural installation designed by RPBW especially for the exhibition, bringing together 100 of Piano’s projects on an imaginary island.