The exhibition introduces 11 Spanish architects and architecture firms whose projects show remarkable inspiration from the Nordic masters as Jørn Utzon and Arne Jacobsen. Through images, models and drawings you will get insight into architecture projects of Linazasoro & Sánchez, Nieto Sobejano, Paredes Pedrosa, Luis Martínez Santa-María, Javier García-Solera, Tabuenca & Leache, BAAS, Harquitectes, TEd’A arquitectes, Aulets and Carles Oliver. It includes three spatial architectural installations specially created for the purpose of the exhibition: The Clearing, created by Luis Martínez Santa-María; The Charcoal Cabin, by Aulets; The Enclosure, by TEd’A arquitectes.
In the anteroom of the exhibition, objects of memorabilia are shown. Small portraits of the Nordic masters, assemblies in wood, photos of Hammershøi paintings, films from study trips and personal scribblings and sketches give insight into the sources of inspiration of the Spanish architects. In one corner of the exhibition, books and magazines sent from libraries in Barcelona and Madrid invite to go into the depth that literature provides. The collection contains older publications, originally written in Danish or English, but in Spanish versions. New publications about Nordic architecture testify that the interest in the soft modernism of the Nordic countries persists.
Also, the exhibition has made it possible to put the architects into dialogues with each other. Here tell each other how they meet the North, how they have worked with its inspiration, and how this inspiration is expressed in their works of architecture.
Architectural models offer a revisit to Munkegårdsskolen of Arne Jacobsen 1957 and Can Lis by Jørn Utzon 1972. The school was one of the most important destinations for Spanish architects pilgrim journeys from the South to the North. Likewise, Can Lis has had considerable influence on especially the Majorcan architects. The students at the Aarhus School of Architecture have examined relations between the Jacobsen school and the Spanish twinprojects. Furthermore, the students have also contributed with drawings showing similarities and differences between Can Lis and Mallorca architects’ twin projects.
The exhibition is the result of a cooperation between The Utzon Center and the Aarhus School of Architecture.
Curation and exhibition scenography
Line Nørskov Eriksen: Director of Exhibitions. The Utzon Center, Aalborg.
Amalie Vinther Zahle: Exhibition architect. The Utzon Center, Aalborg.
Material and production partners
More info here: https://utzoncenter.dk/da/udstilling/with-love-from-spain-9481