triggering reality

The exhibition Triggering Reality, organised by the Centro Pecci and Image, with support from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rome, brings together the work of six artists and five architects: Atelier Van Lieshout, Boundary Unlimited, DUS architects, Haas & Hahn, Nicoline Van Harskamp, Anne Holtrop / Bas Princen, Wouter Klein Velderman, Krijn de Koning, NIO Architects, and ONIX, who all share the same tendency to abandon disciplinary confines to address the reality of contemporary space with an omnivorous and transversal attitude: on the one hand, there are artists that work using architecture as an instrument for interpreting reality, and on the other, architects that use media and supports typical of artistic practice to establish relationships with the city and context they work in. At the Centro Pecci, the exhibition has been curated in such a way as to present a comparison between an architect and an artist on five specific themes, that articulate and investigate the shared territory that the exhibition highlights: attention to reality. Their work addresses the matter with a typical Northern European concreteness: while art and architecture have often been called upon in times of crisis to blur their boundaries to suggest new directions and visions for the future — what comes to mind, without moving too far from Tuscany, is the provocative and often ironic projects expressed by the protagonists of radical architecture. Triggering Reality highlights the seriousness and pragmatism with which the authors concentrate on the reality that surrounds them.

Client: Pecci Museum,Prato,Italy
Year: Dec 18 2012 – March 31, 2013
Curator: Giampiero Sanguigni
Credit: Boundary Unlimited
Execution country: Italy
Sponser: Pecci Museum,Prato,Italy