Until October the 13th, The Buenos Aires International Biennial of Architecture (BA13) presents a homage to one of our greatest architects: Clorindo Testa. The exhibition takes place in the Recoleta Cultural Center (1930 Junin St). Among the national and international exhibitions, the Cronópios Hall offers a selection of the 60 years of architectural work of Testa -specially the playful side of its studio.
The exhibition is curated by architect Juan Fontana and has many sketches and works in progress which depict the free spirit of Testa’s Studio. In a video room, there will also be a short documentary made during his last years. You’ll see the irony, the creativity and the professional dedication of a modern artist, humble and committed to its surroundings.
Clorindo Testa died this year, at the age of 90. Born in 1923 in Naples, Italy, he came to Buenos Aires as a young boy. He graduated from University of Buenos Aires in 1948 and soon became a successful architect. Soon, he stood up as one of the leaders of the Argentine rationalist movement and a pioneer of the brutalist movement. Some of its most famous works are: the Argentine National Library and the Bank of London building in Buenos Aires, the Navy Hospital, the Plaza Hotel, the University of Salvador Campus, among others.