Carlo Valsecchi photographs
ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel

april 12th - may 12th
palazzo morando, Milan

opening hours:
11.00 - 19.00

open entry

last entry:

closed on may 1st

An exhibition to narrate, through the eyes of the artist Carlo Valsecchi, the architectural works realized over twenty years (2000-2020) by the architecture and interior design firm ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel.

A series of large-format photographs will be displayed from April 12 to May 12, 2024, at Milan’s historic Palazzo Morando, a museum dedicated to the city’s history and to fashion. The exhibition will showcase Valsecchi’s 12-year-long journey through spaces designed by the Milanese firm.

Architectural spaces seamlessly integrate with the landscape in a process of exchange between architecture and the city’s complexity, with projects disappearing into the profiles of hills and neighbourhoods.

a collection of images, and stories about those images

The exhibition, organized by ACPV ARCHITECTS and Silvana Editoriale with the patronage of Municipality of Milan, is a distilled collection of Carlo Valsecchi’s photographs that “observe” the studio’s work. It is presented as a visual analogy sequence, fully developed in the book “ACPV ARCHITECTS Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel as seen by Carlo Valsecchi” (2024, Silvana Editoriale). The book is enriched by contributions from curator and essayist Francesco Zanot, architect Valerio Paolo Mosco, art critic and curator Francesco Bonami, and writer Deyan Sudjic.

Architecture itself
is not to be

“Architecture is visceral. A photograph is something else, in its own terms no less compelling, but not the same. Architecture itself is not to be photographed. The quality of this exhibition, as well as of the book which the exhibition is based on, lies in this paradox. It is a collection of photographic images, and stories about those images.”

Patricia Viel

A 12 years journey through 20 years of projects, from Milan to Hamburg, and to Taichung (Taiwan).