The exhibition Illustrationes by distinguished Chilean architect Smiljan Radic, in collaboration with Alejandro Lüerom will be opened on Saturday, October 17th 2015 at 7 p.m. at Oris House of Architecture.
The models of works such as The Castle of the Selfish Giant, House for the Poem for the Right Angle, The Boy Hidden in the Egg, etc. will be presented.
In the works of Smiljan Radić the themes appear and disappear to return again, as in a piece of music. His chamber music is sometimes so quiet that it cannot be heard at all; not louder than the footsteps in the dark, but then it suddenly breaks out in the fortissimo of the harmony of heavy granite rocks. His works, although homogenous on the whole, constantly oscillate between the opposites: durability and ephemerality, strength and fragility; abstract and concrete, habitable and uninhabitable.
Vera Grimmer - catalogue of the exhibition
Smiljan Radić was born in Santiago in 1965. Graduated in architecture from Universidad Católica de Chile. Subsequently studied at Instituto Universitario di Architettura in Venice. After being awarded first prize at the International Competition Platía Eleftería (Heraklion, Crete), he worked on the development and realisation of a project in Greece in association with architects Nicolas Skutelis and Flavio Zanon. In 2000, he won the competition for the project Barrio Cívico de Concepción and consequently received the award Best National Architect Under 35 by the Chilean Architects Association in 2001. Has given numerous lectures and participated in numerous exhibitions in Mexico, Argentina, Spain, usa, Norway and Austria. His writings have been published in magazines, such as Casabella, A+U, Quaderns, Detail, 2G, Electa, Lotus and Arq among others, as well as in two monographic catalogues published in Spain and Chile. During 2007, he was invited to be guest professor at the University of Texas. In 2008, he gave lectures at Harvard with, his long-time associate, sculptor Marcela Correa.
The exhibition is supported by: