Virtual Modernism + Film | Mario Botta | The Space Beyond

Virtual Modernism + Film | Mario Botta | The Space Beyond

This program is a virtual event hosted on Vimeo.
Thursday, January 21

Mario Botta | The Space Beyond

This month's Modernism + Film highlights the world-renowned architect of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Mario Botta.

The documentary is a rare, in-depth artistic journey that explores Botta’s ever-growing curiosity and reflections on the contradictions of society through his sacred spaces, a subject very dear to him. Why does a globalized society feel the urge to build such spaces?

The directors travel to China, South Korea, Israel, Italy, and Switzerland to discover a passionate and tireless artist, his buildings, and part of his creative process. Botta is one of the few architects who has built places of prayer for the three main monotheistic religions. After building many churches, chapels, and a synagogue, he is now designing a mosque in Inner Mongolia.

Through his thoughts and his interactions with artists, clients, and family members, the viewers catch a glimpse of the man behind the architect.

About the film

Directed by Loretta Dalpozzo and Michèle Volontè
Produced by Swissbridge Productions
2018, Documentary, 1h 22m


This film is free of charge and will be screened through Vimeo. Registration required by Wednesday, January 20. A link for the film will be sent at 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 21. 

View the trailer of Mario Botta | The Space Beyond below.