16 June-13 Jan 2013
The “architectural” division of MAXXI presents this exhibition devoted to Carlo Scarpa’s Brion Tomb at S. Vito d’Altivole. Giuseppe Brion, the founder of “Brion Vega”, the famous manufacturer of radios and televisions that have become icons of Italian design, died suddenly in 1968. His wife and son asked Scarpa to design a family tomb to be built on a plot near the cemetery of S. Vito, the Brion family’s hometown. It took Scarpa 10 years and over 2,000 sketches, studies, models to complete the tomb.
The drawings on show reveal Scarpa’s passionate and arduous design process, while each of them represents a self-contained work of the highest quality. The exhibition is articulated in two separate sections: drawings by the architect Scarpa himself, and photographs by Guido Guidi who has worked on the theme of the Brion Tomb, producing over 600 images. Both the drawings and photographs belong to the Maxxi Architettura Collection.
11.00-19.00. Sat 11.00-22.00. Mon closed.