Vale Enrico Taglietti (1923-2019)
Remembering Enrico Taglietti
To pay tribute to our dear friend and acclaimed architect Enrico Taglietti, Craft ACT will profile the beautiful work created by fifteen artists who responded to Enrico’s contribution and aesthetics in our 2018 exhibition The Void: Reimagining Enrico Taglietti.
The Void was presented at the Craft ACT gallery as part of DESIGN Canberra and brought new perspectives and appreciation to Enrico’s beautiful and important work.
After receiving the blessing from Enrico to pursue this project (and the dedicated programming throughout the festival), the artists enjoyed an opportunity to meet with the architect to better understand his practice. The exhibition title arose from that briefing, when Enrico explained his work as designing voids. Enrico has described Canberra, when he first saw it in 1955, as the ‘perfect void’, a city unfettered by history and tradition, an ideal place to push boundaries and start anew.
An e-catalogue of The Void is available online.