• “Strada Novissima” in “The Presence of the Past”

    Architectural Section, Venice Biennale

    As soon as I was immersed in the “marvel” of “Strada Novissima,” I asked myself if it was an exhibition of architecture or if it was architecture. While I contemplated the facades and the built structures created by the protagonists of architectonic post-modernism, this problem continued to plague me until I realized that it was this very ambiguity that was important.

    An architecture exhibition usually “documents” work constructed elsewhere. It consists of residues—drawings, photographs, plans, models, theoretical writings—with which the architect can demonstrate that the ideas behind

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