corviale

Otto Hainzl

Kilometres of hallways, impassable stairways, graphic codes, illegally settled spaces, wall paintings. Corviale is a housing block on the outskirts of Rome, almost a kilometre in length and housing more than 8,000 inhabitants – a city within a building. It is an architectural and social manifest, charged with the traces of being human.

The Austrian photographer has lived inside the building and captured his impressions in photographs. The exhibition addresses the plan and reality, tells about the building, its special features and the forms of life found there. In parallel to the exhibition, the Kehrer Verlag (Heidelberg) will publish a monograph. "corviale" is a very precise thought invoking a world which acts in a completely different manner.

Curator: Verena Kaspar-Eisert