Libeskind’s US memorial for Turin palace
Architectural installation 'will represent the ambitions of the United States, its heart and emotion'
By Gareth Harris. From Art Basel daily edition
Published online: 13 June 2013
The architect Daniel Libeskind plans to unveil a major architectural installation in the Baroque Venaria Reale palace near Turin. The Polish-born American “starchitect” told the Italian newspaper La Stampa that the new work “will be a Baroque memorial that marks a horrific event, symbolising at the same time peace and harmony. It will represent the ambitions of the United States, its heart and emotion.” The large-scale wooden work will be housed in the Citroniera space inside the Venaria, which was designed in the 18th century by the architect Filippo Juvarra. A schedule for installing the work has not been confirmed. Meanwhile, an 18,000
sq. m museum of contemporary art designed by Libeskind, which was initially due to open in 2011 to the north-west of Milan as part of the CityLife development, has been delayed. Milan city council declined to comment on why the project has stalled.
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