Until September 12th 2021, Milan's Triennale hosts two exhibitions dedicated to the two masters of Italian design Vico Magistretti and Enzo Mari.
The retrospective dedicated to Vico Magistretti brings together the heritage of drawings, sketches, models, photographs, prototypes and original pieces preserved in the archive of the Milanese architect and designer. The exhibition traces the entire design path of Magistretti, which began right at the Palazzo dell’Arte in the years after World War II.
Divided into thematic sections, the exhibition presents for the first time the work of Vico Magistretti in a unified manner, from architecture to installations, from design to urban design, together with numerous international contacts.
Red, the distinctive color of many of his projects, constitutes a sort of fil rouge, evoking that union between modernity (the red of the avant-garde) and tradition (the brick red of old Milan) characteristic of his work.
The great retrospective at the Triennale is a unique opportunity to deepen Mari's long career - precisely in the city where he has always lived and worked - offering new interpretative ideas and analysis . The exhibition, born from the constant exchange and dialogue between Mari himself and the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist over the years, recounts over 60 years of design activity, from art to design, from architecture to philosophy, from teaching to graphics.
The exhibition project is divided into a historical section, curated by Francesca Giacomelli, and a series of contributions by international artists and designers - Virgil Abloh, Adelita Husni-Bey, Tacita Dean, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Mimmo Jodice, Dozie Kanu, Adrian Paci, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Danh Vō, Nanda Vigo - invited to pay homage to Mari through site-specific installations and new specially commissioned works.
The exhibition presents a corpus that collects a selection of about 250 projects by Mari considered among the most representative of the nearly 2,000 conceived during his career.
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