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New Pratt exhibit showcases Aldo Rossi’s paintings and drawings

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New Pratt exhibit showcases Aldo Rossi's paintings and drawings. Pictured here: Aldo Rossi's
New Pratt exhibit showcases Aldo Rossi's paintings and drawings. Pictured here: Aldo Rossi's "L'Architettura Assassinata," 1976. (Peter Cox)

Tonight, Aldo Rossi and the City opens at Pratt Institute’s Higgins Hall, showcasing a selection of drawings and paintings from the Pritzker Prize-winning Italian architect, designer, and writer.

The works shown are from the private collection of Morris Adjmi, who collaborated with Rossi for 13 years after his graduation from Tulane University’s School of Architecture.

In an interview with Commercial Observer, Adjmi – who now runs his own 75-person architectural firm in New York – described Rossi’s lasting impact on his life and work as “setting the foundation” for his current practice.

To launch the exhibit, Pratt’s School of Architecture will host a symposium at 6 p.m. tonight on Rossi’s work with a roundtable including: Morris Adjmi (Morris Adjmi Architects), Jacopo Costanzo (Warehouse Architecture), Diane Ghirardo (University of Southern California), and Mark Rakatansky (Pratt). William Menking, professor at Pratt University and Editor-in-Chief of The Architect’s Newspaper, will be moderating.

Location:

Hazel and Robert Siegel Gallery
Higgins Hall
Pratt Institute
61 St James Place
Brooklyn, NY

Roundtable: Tonight (September 14) at 6 p.m.

On view: September 14, 2017 – October 5, 2017

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