Le Corbusier and the question of brutalism

Le Corbusier and the question of brutalism
At the LC AU J1. [Marseille] France. 11/10 < 22/12/2013
metalocus, ÁNGELA SOLÍS
"Le Corbusier and the question of brutalism" Poster
Le corbusier returns to Marseille, year of the European Capital of Culture with the exhibition: "Le Corbusier and the question of brutalism", a great chance to enjoy his work!

When they asked me to organise an exhibition on Le Corbusier within the framework of Marseille-Provence 2013, I immediately accepted the project. There was special motivation because the last exhibition was held in 1987, 26 years earlier, an entire generation ago. And, since then, I’ve had the opportunity to present Le Corbusier’s work in the four corners of the world, whether it be in Taiwan, India or Brazil ... So, to return to Marseille was a little bit like taking Le Corbusier back home to the city where his name and work resonates deeply, most notably as a result of the Unité d’Habitation on the boulevard Michelet, one of the most celebrated apartment buildings in the world.

When I later learned that the designated space for this exhibition was the J1, my enthusiasm doubled as this would a unique opportunity to present the work of Le Corbusier in an unusual space: on the very quay in the port of Marseille where he embarked for Algeria on numerous occasions and for Athens for that memorable trip with his fellow architects in 1933.[...]

The exhibition initially follows a chronological path, then a thematic path, to address the question of Le Corbusier and Brutalism during his mature period of creation. In this sense, these paintings, drawings, ...read more


Charles Édouard Jeanneret-Gris was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1887. He is best known as Le Corbusier, one of the most important architects of the XX Century that together with Walter Gropius, Ludwig Mies van der Rore and Frank Lloyd Wright rise up as the fathers of the Modern Architecture. In his long career he worked in France, G...read more