Out of the Box: Amancio Williams

Selected by Studio Muoto, Claudia Shmidt, and Pezo von Ellrichshausen
Exhibition, Octagonal Gallery, June 2023 to May 2024

The 2023‒2024 Out of the Box exhibition series is dedicated to the work of Amancio Williams (1913‒1989), one of the key figures of modern architecture in Latin America. The vast output of projects and proposals produced by his office over several decades from the 1940s through 1980s is evidenced through an expansive archive—of drawings, photographs, correspondence, and models—donated to the CCA by the Williams family in 2020.

Structured as a study in three acts, the project will feature Studio Muoto (Paris), Claudia Shmidt (Buenos Aires), and Pezo von Ellrichshausen (Concepción) as guest curators, each with distinct backgrounds in architectural practice and history. Together, the resulting exhibitions will present new and expanded readings of Williams’s work within the Latin American context and beyond, and situate social, environmental, and political dimensions of his practice within the contemporary architecture scene.

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