Open until the 28th August 2022
Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life is in its final weeks at Arkdes. The retrosepctive exhibition was designed by Caruso St John and curated by Kieran Long, Johan Örn and Lena Landerberg.
The exhibition presents four years of Arkdes' research, offering a new image of the architect, as an artist in tune with the time; curious about the modern city and its possibilities. Its spaces trace his career from his early commercial interiors, through to his Stockholm chapel and cemetery, his later great churches, to the Riksförsäkringsanstalten office building, the Malmö Opera and the Villa Edstrand.
Arkdes have produced online tours of each room which can watched here:
Photo © Johan Dehlin
Casabella issue 936 features Caruso St John's exhibition design for Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life which opened in October last year at ArkDes.
1st October 2021 - 28th August 2022
Arkdes' Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life opens this Friday. The comprehensive exhibition has been curated by Kieran Long, Johan Örn and Lena Landerberg, and designed by Caruso St John.
To mark the opening of Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life at ArkDes, Adam Caruso will be giving a lecture on the exhibition's design process, alongside his own relationship to Lewerentz and his legacy today.
The exhibition Sigurd Lewerentz: Architect of Death and Life opens in October at ArkDes, Stockholm. To mark the occasion Gagosian director Mark Francis spoke with Adam Caruso, Kieran Long, director of ArkDes, and Swedish arts critic Anna Nittve. They discussed the extent of the exhibition's research and design, as well as the enduring legacy of Lewerentz. The interview features in the Fall 2021 edition of Gagosian Magazine.
Published this month is Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect of Death and Life. The monograph covers both his built and unrealised designs; from retail spaces, churches, cemeteries and landscapes, to exhibition architecture, graphics, product design, furniture and interiors.
The comprehensive book coincides with ArkDes' exhibition of the same name. Caruso St John has designed the exhibition, which opens in October this year.
Book launch, Milan
7th December 2023
Milan's Spazio gallery and bookshop hosts an event to celebrate the publication of Caruso St John's Collected Works Volume 2. Adam Caruso will discuss the themes explored by the book, notably how the practice's work has been influenced by the architecture of 20th century Chicago and Milan.
25th November 2023 – 7th April 2024
Two competition-winning projects by Caruso St John feature in What if? Unbuilt Architecture in Switzerland. The exhibition at Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum Basel offers a glimpse of an alternative Switzerland with a showcase of significant unbuilt projects from across the country.
Peter St John is joined by Dirk Sommers of Bovenbouw Architectuur for a talk on the practices' newly completed renovation of the Royale Belge insurance headquarters. The event is organised by Urban Brussels as part of the Urban Lunch series and features presentations of three milestone projects that have recently been undertaken in the city.
23rd June – 14th July 2023
Several designs by Caruso St John feature in an exhibition by Hamburg's Department of Urban Development and Housing, presenting architectural competitions and procedures undertaken in the city from 2017 to 2023.
The first volume of Caruso St John's Collected Works is published this month by Mack Books. The publication covers the first fifteen years of Adam Caruso and Peter St John's partnership, following a thematic course shaped around key phases and aspects of their thinking, and offering a detailed reflection on the practice’s activities between 1990 and 2005. Through a chorus of voices including critics, clients, and artists, it narrates Caruso St John's early emergence and development through to the international recognition which came with projects such as Nottingham Contemporary, the New Art Gallery Walsall, and the Brick House.
Lecture and book launch, London
Royal Academy, London
29th November 2023
Adam Caruso and Peter St John mark the launch of Caruso St John: Collected Works Volume 2 with a lecture at the Royal Academy.
The partners will discuss their experience of working with existing structures, from modestly scaled early work, to substantial projects such as Tate Britain and the Newport Street Gallery in London, Veemgebouw in Eindhoven and Royale Belge in Brussels.