Join us for the opening of the first installment of the 2023–2024 Out of the Box exhibition series, dedicated to the works 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 features 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 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.
As curators of the first exhibition, Gilles Delalex and Yves Moreau of Studio Muoto will explore the infrastructural dimensions of Williams’s work, with a focus on his unrealized projects for an airport in Buenos Aires (1945) and the Cruz en el Río de la Plata (1978-1980), both of which illustrate his belief that modernity would have the capacity to elevate humanity.
Come discover the exhibition in CCA’s octagonal Gallery, opening at 5pm. The conversation with Studio Muoto and architect Martin Huberman will begin at 6:30pm in the Paul-Desmarais Theatre, followed by a celebration in the Shaughnessy House.
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