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The Litta Variations / Opus 5 – News #1/2019 – Echo Pavilion by Pezo von Ellrichshausen

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Pezo von Ellrichshausen

The Litta Variations / Opus 5 presents in the Main Courtyard of Palazzo Litta the installation Echo, designed by the Chilean architects Pezo von Ellrichshausen.

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Pezo von Ellrichshausen, 42709182122 (Echo Perspective 03), acrylic on paper, 20x20cm, 2018

Echo is a mysterious object that repeats and feeds on its surroundings in an endless dialogue between interior and exterior, between nature and architecture. The mirrored surface reflects the surrounding courtyard of the building in its two levels, the baroque colonnade and the two upper orders.

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Pezo von Ellrichshausen, 42709182128 (Echo Perspective 01), acrylic on paper, 20x20cm, 2018

Within itself, Echo instead defines the space standing above it: the sky, natural element, isolated from the context of the city and its architecture. The result of the exploration is a vision of architecture intended as a shared experience, aggregating but at the same time reflective; the surrounding environment is strongly contextualized in a reality within and around the buildings.

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Sofia von Ellrichshausen and Mauricio Pezo

Studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen
Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen curate in 2008 the Chilean hall at the Venice Biennale of Architecture and participate in the 2010 and 2016 editions. They exhibit their projects at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, at the Art Institute of Chicago, and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
They are professors at Harvard and Cornell University. Sofia von Ellrichshausen was also president of the jury of the latest edition of the Venice Biennale of Architecture.