PIRANESI’S CARCERI: Space After Representation

Exhibition Opening:
Friday 17th June: 6PM – 8PM

Exhibition Dates:
Friday 17 June – Monday 20 June
Saturday, Sunday Opening Hours: 11AM – 4PM
Monday Opening Hours: 12PM – 3PM

42 Kensington Street
Chippendale NSW 2008

Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s etchings of the Carceri (Prisons, 1749-50 and 1761) are early harbingers of the demise of the architectural object, and a powerful visual expression of the time that is embodied in an architecture of change. ‘Space After Representation’ proposes Piranesi’s Carceri as sites of contemporary architectural interventions in the city.

Students were challenged to produce their own critical position on the role of the architectural project, and to investigate it in relation to representation, scale and materiality, and in its ‘inextricably’ urban condition.