27 June 2017

Armando Ronca

Our exhibition about the enigmatic Italian architect Armando Ronca (1901-70) is part of Kunst Meran / Merano Arte‘s 2017 program.
Opening reception: Friday, October 14, 2017
Exhibition period: October 14, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Curators: Andreas Kofler and Magdalene Schmidt

Amongst South Tyrol’s buildings of the immediate post-war years, the projects of Armando Ronca are of paramount importance. And although the modern architecture of this period was thought as a structural expression of a new beginning, the appreciation of it has been scarce. Yet, the often negative attitude towards the projects of this epoch slowly starts shifting towards an increasing awareness that also in this period notable achievements in terms of urban development and architecture have been made.
For the first time, an exhibition presents the works of Armando Ronca. Through it, the buildings of the Veronese architect should be moved into the focus of local historical research and stimulate a discussion about Meran and Bozen’s cityscapes in the 21st century.

The exhibition is accompanied by a book presenting over 40 buildings of Armando Ronca. Individual projects, such as the Eurotel in Meran, are thoroughly analyzed and documented. In addition, all still preserved buildings are documented by images of the Viennese architecture photographer Werner Feiersinger.

Kunst Meran, Andreas Kofler, Magdalene Schmidt, Jörg Stabenow (Hrsg.)
Armando Ronca
Architektur der Moderne in Südtirol 1935–1970

With essays by Andreas Kofler, Massimo Martignoni, Giorgio Mezzalira, Magdalene Schmidt, Luigi Scolari and Jörg Stabenow, as well as photos by Werner Feiersinger
Designed by Willi Schmid
Approx. 380 pages, approx. 230 colored and 20 b/w images
17 x 23 cm
978-3-03860-061-9 German / Italian
ca. sFr. 49.– | € 48.–
October 2017