Future under construction – Doxiades in Skopje: Exhibition at the Benaki Museum

The exhibition of the Benaki Museum, “Future Under Construction – Doxiades in Skopje” presents for the first time the impressive work of Doxiades in Skopje, which includes detailed records of earthquake damage, design strategies and a new urban plan for the city.

Fifty-five years after the 1963 earthquake that demolished 80% of the city of Skopje, Constantine A. Doxiades ‘s contribution to the redesign of the city is still largely unknown. Similarly, the history of the buildings that eventually formed the new urban landscape of Skopje after the design of the city center at the office of the Japanese architect Kenzo Tange remains the same. Today, extraordinary samples of metabolic and brutish currents suffer decades of abandonment and depreciation.

At the same time, he presents to the Greek audience the work of Kenzo Tange for the center of Skopje, as well as a series of buildings of significant Yugoslav architects still standing today in the city center.

The exhibition and the relevant events are co-organized by the Hellenic Institute of Architecture, the Museum of the City of Skopje and the Benaki Museum in collaboration with the support of the Athens 2018 World Capital Prize, the great donor of which is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and they are also carried out with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. The material of the exhibition comes mainly from the Archive of Konstantinos A. Doxiadis of the Konstantinos Foundation and Emmas Doxiadis and the private collection of Jovan Ivanovski, Ana Ivanovska Deskova, and Vladimir Deskov.

The exhibition will take place at the Benaki / Piraeus 138 Museum on the day of the inaugural workshop (15.00 – 19.30) with international invited scientists and free entrance for the public. On Tuesday 18th December at 18.00 a roundtable will be held and a presentation of the exhibition list (booking required). The discussion will be conducted in Greek with invited by the local scientific community. There will be two free guided tours from the custody team (17.00-18.00 / booking required).

Contributors

Curators: Kalliopi Amygdalou, Ana Ivanovska Deskova, Jovan Ivanovski, Vladimir Deskov, Kostas Tsiabaos

Assistant Editor: Christos Kritikos

Event Identity

Date:

From: 17/12/2018 Until 17/02/2019

Thursday & Sunday, 10:00 -18: 00 | Friday & Saturday from 10:00 to 22:00

Location:

Benaki Museum, Piraeus 138, Athens