OVER THE WALLS

VISIONS OF ARCHITECTURE - CARTE BLANCHE GIVEN TO GIOVANNA CARRER, CURATOR

Societe Generale’s Collection of contemporary art has been explored from various perspectives. This year, a new idea was born – to address the close relationship between art and architecture, two disciplines that have always inspired each other. Societe Generale has paid great attention to architecture ever since its creation as its offices in France and abroad attest to. We consider architecture as an economic driver, but also as a creative or aesthetic one, with many dimensions: political, social, experimental and sustainable. And we also consider it as a marker of time and witness to history, for it protects, accompanies and outlasts us. It is immobile by definition but sustainable in purpose.



Showcasing a selection of works from the Collection, the exhibition offers five itineraries based on their different aspects: from myth to reality /world city architecture; from decoration to the ordinary / everyday architecture; from ruins to construction / traces of architecture; from landscape to composition / imaginary architecture. The exhibition ends with an immersive experience on the 9th floor (in the corridor linking the Chassagne and Alicante towers), with the work created in situ by Felice Varini in 1995: from illusion to perception / architectural artworks.