The professional and creative path of Massimiliano Fuksas, one of the protagonists of international contemporary architecture.
Fuksas belongs to the generation of Italian architects that was formed in the universities during the Sixties, when the experience of radical opposition instead of opening new horizons produced the architectonic “aphasia” which marked the following years. The success of Fuksas’ career is atypical if compared to his contemporaries. As it’s clear from the interview with Francis Rambert and from the images composing this catalogue, the two “creative obsessions” of the artist – the labyrinth ad the monolith – materialize in various expressions characterized by an extreme experimentation both in forms and materials. His work is marked by a great freedom in the use of different languages, yet rooted to an incessant pursuit of internal coherence. His capacity for invention and representation anticipates the most up-to-date languages of international architecture, recalling at the same time the classical lesson of Italian history and figuration. His success on an international level has aroused a new interest in architecture, after many decades in which it had been a prerogative of a narrow circle of experts.