fbpx Biennale Architettura 2018 | Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo
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Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo


  • Tue - Sun
    10 am - 6 pm

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

Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo designs buildings, structures, architecture installations and teaches. She has a wide open mind which leads her to collaborate with many different disciplines. Known for her impressive, small-scale, highly sophisticated work in Sicily, she is also known for her ability to often execute these works with the minimum of means. A case in point is the Holiday House in Noto, where she assumed the role of architect, engineer, inventor, water-diviner, cost-controller and site manager, with a wonderfully fresh and inspirational piece of work. She is also known for her imaginative exhibitions where she reveals her diverse interests and skill in communicating often complex and more abstract ideas.
Here in this Biennale she presents a film of an installation made by her which relates to the theme of Entrance. This piece brings together sound, movement and materiality. It feels as though one is entering into, and moving through, a musical instrument, a musical curtain or a threshold, where the motion of the human body creates a current of air, activating the musicality of the jangling pieces. This very original architect is continually exploring and moving forward; always surprising us with the pleasure of her new discoveries.

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