Exhibition

NATURE FOREVER. Piero Gilardi

Showing at Rome’s MAXII Museum from April 13 to October 15 is the exhibition that explores the 50-year-long artistic career of Piero Gilardi and is divided into four sections, each of which showcases both works of art and archive material (drawings, texts, vintage photographs, small-sized works) offering a comprehensive approach to the artist’s philosophy and poetics. Among the works on show are his famous Nature-Carpets, hyperrealistic sculptural renderings of bucolic scenes made from polyurethane foam; the first reconstruction ever attempted of Terrazza, a structure built on piles, which was shown for the first time in 1966 at Turin’s Sperone Gallery; Aigues Tortes (2007), a tree trunk that viewers can sit on while listening to the sounds of a natural park in Spain; Sassi Pulsanti (1999), allowing viewers to listen to their heartbeat, which is part of the artist’s New Media Art production, including Inverosimile (1989), a multimedia work which is activated by blowing into it, moving around it and producing sound; his animated caricatures of politicians, including the masks used during demonstrations and Masso della Crisi (2012), a blow-up object created for a May 1st march.

Discover more

EVENTS

Online il nuovo sito di “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza”

unascuolaunlavoro.it, the new website of the project “One School, One Job. Pathways to Excellence” online from September 5, 2022. A new look, lots of new content. Throughout the month, and until September 30, Schools will be able to enter applications from students competing in the Fondazione Cologni call for applications. With “One School, One Job. […]

EVENTS

“Mestieri d’arte e Bellezza italiana” at Milan Polytechnic

Launching for the ninth consecutive year is the “Mestieri d’arte e Bellezza italiana” lecture at the Milan Polytechnic, offered among the design faculty’s elective courses and sponsored by the Fondazione Italia Patria della Bellezza. The lectures, taught by Alberto Cavalli, director general of the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, present beauty as a true genetic […]

EVENTS

Alberto Cavalli awarded at the FASHION COMMUNITY AWARDS 2022

On Tuesday, September 20, during the XXII edition of the CHI È CHI AWARDS – FASHION COMMUNITY AWARDS, Alberto Cavalli, general manager of Fondazione Cologni and executive director of Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, received at Palazzo Marino the social award as curator of the Homo Faber 2022 event that, in an international setting, […]

EVENTS

Venini: Luce 1921-1985

The title of the exhibition just opened in Venice on the Island of San Giorgio, for the initiatives promoted by le Stanze del Vetro, highlights the close link between Venetian glassmaking and light: reflected, projected, diffused by lumiere and panels of various shapes and sizes. Symbolic icons of the exhibition are the imposing veil, from […]