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Arrea architecture, Maruša Zorec and associates

Unveil the Hidden

  • Tue - Sun
    10 am - 6 pm

    Fri - Sat until 29 Sept.
    10 am - 8 pm
  • Arsenale
  • Admission with ticket

In our search to exhibit architects whose sensitivity and skill we had discovered over the years, the insightful, strong and delicate work of Maruša Zorec struck a chord with us. She has an ability to make a huge impact on space. Using her informed intelligence with new insertions into existing spaces she crosses the void between thinking and making. Highly-crafted, simple elements transform and enliven neglected and abandoned buildings, existing building complexes are transformed.
For this Biennale Architettura, with the title Unveil the Hidden, referring to the work of what she calls The Ancestors, Zorec both reminds us of, and introduces us to, Jože Plečnik, Svetozar Križaj, Edvard Ravnikar, Vojteh Ravnikar and Oton Jugovec. She brings us ‘gifts’, including the wonderful, enigmatic isolated wooden construction of a roof protecting the ruins of a mediaeval church and the modern structure by Oton Jugovec, which is an interpretation of a traditional hayrack.
Quoting the Slovenian philosopher, Dušan Pirjevec-Ahac, “instead of saying that architecture designs the space, it is better to say that architectural work opens the space...”, Zorec includes the advice that, “there are places that we return to again and again because by inhabiting them we rediscover something essential about ourselves”.

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