Oscar Savio - Photographer. Architecture in the Sixties in Rome

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This is the English version of the presentation prepared for the "Black & White Architecture in Oscar Savio's Pictures" exhibition, scheduled at MACRO Museum between January 22 and April 05, 2010. The exhibition is based on pictures chosen from CRDAV's Photo-archive.

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Oscar Savio - Photographer. Architecture in the Sixties in Rome

  1. 1. <ul><ul><li>“ Black & White Architecture in Oscar Savio’s Pictures” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CRDAV – MACRO, Rome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>January 23 rd – April 5 th , 2010 </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. MACRO MUSEO D’ARTE CONTEMPORANEA ROMA <ul><li>“ Black & White Architecture in Oscar Savio’s Pictures – </li></ul><ul><li>From CRDAV’s Photo-archive” </li></ul><ul><li>Over twenty years of history – from the mid-Fifties to the late Seventies – are on display at CRDAV’s Library (MACRO). </li></ul><ul><li>The exhibition is a tribute, offered by CRDAV – the Research and Documentation Centre for the Visual Arts – to Oscar Savio (Padua, 1912 – Rome, 2005), a key actor, though an unassuming one, of artistic photography in the Twentieth Century. On show is a choice of pictures kept at the Architectural Section of the Fondo Savio , at the Photo-archive of CRDAV. </li></ul>
  3. 3. This Presentation <ul><li>This presentation covers three sites photographed by Oscar Savio in Rome: the underground parking garage located in Villa Borghese, the Rinascente building (an upscale department store), and the Piper Club. </li></ul><ul><li>Each has been put into its geographic context (via Google Earth ), “summarised” in symbolic mosaic of pictures (via Photoshop ) and documented by other data. </li></ul><ul><li>* * * * * </li></ul><ul><li>A wider interactive version of this presentation will soon be available at the URL: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.crdav.net </li></ul>
  4. 4. Credits <ul><li>Conception and Project Management: Alessandro Califano, Senior Curator </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration: Silvia Tosolini (contractor), Valeria Cristini ( intern ) </li></ul><ul><li>* * * * </li></ul><ul><li>Many thanks to Lorenzo and Alessandra Buggenig </li></ul><ul><li>for discussing this project. </li></ul><ul><li>* * * * </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures by: CRDAV Photo-archive, Rome, Private Archive Patrizia Savio (via ACTA photographica , IV/1, 2009 – for the title page) ; Google Earth ®, “Roma Cambia” by A. Califano and G.M. Portoghese (Rome, SPQR 1999) ; Flickr (© raising70 , for the picture of Jimi Hendrix mistakenly described as “Jimi Hendrix live in Milan , Piper Club, Italy, 23 May 1968” – the name of the place is correct, but it’s in Rome, instead). </li></ul><ul><li>The Driving Through Villa Borghese Parking Garage video (© Alessandro Califano 2010) was shot on January 10 th , 2010. </li></ul>
  5. 11. Underground Parking Garage – Villa Borghese (Arch. Luigi Moretti, 1966)
  6. 12. Underground Parking Garage – Villa Borghese (Arch. Luigi Moretti, 1966)
  7. 13. Underground Parking Garage – Villa Borghese (Arch. Luigi Moretti, 1966)
  8. 14. Underground Parking Garage – Villa Borghese (Arch. Luigi Moretti, 1966)
  9. 15. Underground Parking Garage – Villa Borghese (Arch. Luigi Moretti, 1966)
  10. 16. Underground Parking Garage – Villa Borghese (Arch. Luigi Moretti, 1966)
  11. 17. Underground Parking Garage – Villa Borghese (Arch. Luigi Moretti, 1966)
  12. 21. La Rinascente department store (Arch. Franco Albini, Arch. Franca Helg, 1957-61)
  13. 22. La Rinascente department store (Arch. Franco Albini, Arch. Franca Helg, 1957-61)
  14. 23. La Rinascente department store (Arch. Franco Albini, Arch. Franca Helg, 1957-61)
  15. 24. La Rinascente department store (Arch. Franco Albini, Arch. Franca Helg, 1957-61)
  16. 25. La Rinascente department store (Arch. Franco Albini, Arch. Franca Helg, 1957-61)
  17. 26. La Rinascente department store (Arch. Franco Albini, Arch. Franca Helg, 1957-61)
  18. 27. La Rinascente department store (Arch. Franco Albini, Arch. Franca Helg, 1957-61)
  19. 28. La Rinascente department store (Arch. Franco Albini, Arch. Franca Helg, 1957-61)
  20. 29. La Rinascente department store (Arch. Franco Albini, Arch. Franca Helg, 1957-61)
  21. 30. La Rinascente department store (Arch. Franco Albini, Arch. Franca Helg, 1957-61)
  22. 31. La Rinascente department store (Arch. Franco Albini, Arch. Franca Helg, 1957-61)
  23. 32. La Rinascente department store (Arch. Franco Albini, Arch. Franca Helg, 1957-61)
  24. 36. Piper Club (Cavalli Architetti Associati, 1965)
  25. 37. Piper Club (Cavalli Architetti Associati, 1965)
  26. 38. Piper Club (Cavalli Architetti Associati, 1965)
  27. 39. Piper Club (Cavalli Architetti Associati, 1965)
  28. 40. Piper Club (Cavalli Architetti Associati, 1965)
  29. 41. Piper Club - Jimi Hendrix (May 23 rd , 1968) (Cavalli Architetti Associati, 1965)

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