What is ornament?

Lisbon Architecture triennale
Lütjens Padmanabahn Architekten, Competition Entry for the San Riemo Apartment Block (2017).
Franco Raggi, Tenda Rossa (1975).
© Karolina Sobel. Kensuke Koike, Bigger is Better (2017),.
© Fábio Cunha.
© Fábio Cunha.
© Fábio Cunha.

Curator: Ambra Fabi, Giovanni Piovene

 

The debate around ornament and its elusive nature has been crucial in the definition of fundamental turning points in history of architecture. This exhibition will explain how ornament has never completely disappeared, reconnecting to its long-lost history, and demonstrating how it can still exist as an essential issue in contemporary architecture. Can ornament still be considered as integral part of architecture? Can ornament still be a quantitative and qualitative choice? Can we still imagine its precise positioning?

In recent years, ornament has frequently been associated with the realm of digital architecture and to the figurative treatment of evenly-decorated building envelopes. The risk of this banalization is a drastic loss of complexity, transforming the ornament into mere decoration. 

What is ornament? opens up different angles by evoking artworks, objects, furniture, books, movies and photographs distribute in a set of six collections, transcending history and blur the boundaries among disciplines. 

5 OCT
– 1 DEC 2019

Gallery
3€
Free entry on sundays

CYCLE OF VISITS BY TRIENAL

19 OCT, 9 NOV 16:00
with guests
30 NOV 11:00
with Ambra Fabi, Giovanni Piovene

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

9 NOV 11:00
By Traumnovelle colective

VISITS ON SATURDAYS

12 OCT, 16 NOV 16:00 with Ana Gonçalves

VISITS AT LUNCH TIME

23 OCT, 6, 20 NOV 13:00 with Ana Gonçalves

BOOKINGS AND INFORMATIONS

Tel: 21 761 90 78
Email: culturgest.participar@cgd.pt

BOOKINGS TRIENAL

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Organization and Coprodution

Trienal de Arquitectura

ORGANIZATION AND COPRODUCTION

Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa

Contributers

2A+P/A

51N4E

6a architects

Adam Nathaniel Furman

Alison and Peter Smithson

Ania Jaworska

ARCHIZOOM

Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu

Armin Linke

Arthur Mamou-Mani

Assemble studio

Barbas Lopes

baukuh

Bas Princen

BeL

Bernard Tschumi

Bijoy Jain

Bruther

Caruso St. John Architects

Cesare Leonardi e Franca Stagi

Christ & Gantenbein

Cristina Goberna

David Leech

Dhooge & Meganck

Eric Lapierre Experience

Faissal El-Malak

fala

Farshid Moussavi Architecture

Fernanda Fragateiro

Fosbury Architecture

Francesca Torzo

Giaime Meloni

Gustavo Utrabo

HARQUITECTES

Jean-Benoît Vétillard

Jessica Pappalardo

Karel Martens

Kensuke Koike

Koenraad Dedobbeleer

Kuehn Malvezzi

Kulttuurisauna

l’AUC

Lawrence Weiner

LIST

Lubna Chowdhary

Lulu Li

Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten

MAIO

Marina Tabassum Architects

Martina Bjorn

Matilde Cassani

Matt Mullican

Monadnock

Na Kim

Neutelings Riedijk Architects

Nickisch Walder

OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

Onsitestudio

OMMX

Ortalli Verrier

Owen Jones

Pablo Bronstein

Philipp Schaerer

Point Supreme

Priya Khanchandani

Rana Begum

Raqs Media Collective

Richard Venlet

Sam Jacob Studio

Simon Boudvin

Stefano Graziani

Studio SNCDA

Studio Vacchini

Superstudio

Sinta Tantra

Sumayya Vally

Timothy Smith & Jonathan Taylor

Truwant + Rodet

Urtzi Grau & Guillermo Fernández-Abascal

Valerie Mannaerts

YellowOffice

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