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Sala del Capriccio





Palazzo Cavallerini Lazzaroni / Rome, IT
30th May- 6th July,  2019


Sala del Capriccio

Contribution to the collective exhibition “The Architecura Eloquentia”


"Sala del Capriccio" is the name of the proposed intervention for the exhibition "The Architectura Eloquentia" at Palazzo Cavallerini Lazzaroni, hosted and produced by "Contemporary Cluster".

The whim is a bizarre phenomenon by definition, usually obstinate and often unexpected one.
Dealing with the urban and architectural context, it assumes a strongly symbolic significance when a consolidated scenario is moved by a brave and unusual intervention, altough sensitive to its surroundings.










Almost set in a theatrical scene invaded by works and objects trouvées, the room is composed of a series of completely unexpected views of Rome and surroundings.
Buildings set up in the daily imaginary through a process of archiving and storage have been gratfed and elaborated in Roman scenarios of the of 700s and 800s views, through a digital manipulation and manual landscape.

From the Muzio/Paniconi’s  rational INPS building to the last Moretti’s 'ENPDEP one, continuing for the Expressionism of Ventura expressionism and the brutal attitude by Pennestri/Stara, the eye plays to recognize buildings that Rome knows unconsciously but hides jealously.






From the "minimal" Fasolo to the "metamorphic" Canaletto, urban and rural scenarios follow each other, until you reach the space goal of the gallery, which is made by blinding one of the sides of the room through a mesh print on human scale-sees, that sees Panini’s Modern Rome painting meeting with the eternal path of the Palazzo della Civiltà e del Lavoro, where the Roman modernity has been consolidated.

Where the eye in the architectural daily stops unexpectedly but escapes away, ROBOCOOP extracts and exalts it, selecting archived and catalogued architectures, which Rome conceals as a whim.


Mark