Sergei Tchoban – TOWERS

Towers is the exhibition of drawings by architect Sergei Tchoban that will open on 10 November at Palazzo Lanfranchi.


November, 10 2023 – 6 PM

Museo della Grafica – Palazzo Lanfranchi, Lungarno Galileo Galilei, 9 – 56125 Pisa

With this initiative the Museo della Grafica participates in the celebrations of the 850th anniversary of the start of the construction of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Tchoban in his work as an architect and in his drawings has constantly treated the tower as an architectural typology.

There have never been so many towers as there are today. Tower building has become a challenge for architects all over the world and even those who do not find the task particularly appealing must come to terms with tower construction. For it is precisely in the architecture of towers that the latest techniques and materials are tested in order to reach and exceed aesthetic as well as physical limits.

Thanks to his studies at the Petersburg Academy, Sergei Tchoban is familiar with the history of architecture, which is reflected in his design work and drawings.

Divided into six chapters, the exhibition brings together around 90 drawings that Tchoban made during his numerous trips, especially to Italy.

Through views of various towers, visitors are invited to reflect on this architectural type, its political role and the dangers to which it is exposed.

Tchoban’s interest in the multifaceted phenomenon of tower construction is evident in the abundance of drawings in which the architect depicts these buildings, imaginary and real towers or a combination of both. Drawing, with its ability to make the imaginary as vivid as the real, proves to be the most suitable medium for the artist to express his thoughts on architecture.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue in Italian and English.

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