Photography exhibition Five Houses opens on Thursday

Photography exhibition Five Houses opens on Thursday

Five Houses is a photography exhibition by Stefano Graziani + Studio Romogteknikk. Welcome to vernissage on Thursday 22nd October at 16.30 - 18.00 in the AHO Gallery. 

Seeing Interiors
Before travelling to Norway I had the chance of visiting several times the Nordic Pavilion at Giardini della Biennale already when I was a student in architecture in Venice. That building is indeed among the most beautiful pavilions at Giardini. I imagine the white concrete (and the tectonic) having a lot to do with the winter light reverb and reflection on the snow, it always suggests me thinking about the white, fading Nordic light. That pavilion is very close to Venezuela pavilion by Carlo Scarpa, the two buildings are facing each other. The two architects meet each other precisely in Venice at the Biennale; probably traditional Japanese architecture and the work of Kiyonari Kikutake together with Kazuo Shinohara are the common aspects in the works of Sverre Fehn and Carlo Scarpa, I like to see Japan in their works. I had a first visit to several architectures of Fehn in Norway during September 2020 with the idea of coming back photographing interiors a second time in winter. Photography has embedded in its language the quality of being a document, every photograph very clearly documents at least two aspects; the content, i.e. what we see, and the act of seeing itself, i.e. the decisions of the photographer.
– Stefano Graziani