Collateral exhibitions Mercanteinfiera Spring 2017 - hall 4
D’amor sull’ali Rosee. Verdi’s heroines and heroes who gave up their lives for love
In collaboration with Casa d’Arte Fiore
by Alberto and Michelangelo Nodolini
The project aims to show the technical ability and interpretative design of Italian sartorial craftsmanship. The past and present contribution made by the Casa d’Arte Fiore costume atelier to the Italian stage is universally recognized. Their ancient expertise encompasses intelligence, research and technical ability, the winning formula behind their success. Because of the outstanding quality of the workmanship, the five costumes shown here belong to the history of Italian costume. They are sartorial masterpieces conceived and designed by great couturiers and worn by great international artists, made by the Casa d’Arte Fiore costume atelier for opera productions staged at the Verona Arena from 1985 to 2002.
La Sostanza della Forma
By Fondazione Franco Albini e Giampiero Bosoni
Organized by Studio Albini Associati
Franco Albini, master of 20th-century architecture, design and Italian urban planning, is revisited here from different, and in part previously unexamined, points of view: the essential “meetings”, through elective affinities, with other more or less renowned protagonists of his historical-cultural sphere; the intimate images of a life that was intense and at the same time reserved; the messages in the bottle embedded in many of his works, which continue to present us with interesting cultural and design questions.
The exhibition, curated by Giampiero Bosoni – Professor in Interior Architecture and Design – and Marco Albini – Lecturer in Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan and President of the Franco Albini Foundation – aims to immerse viewers into the creative process and works of this master of Italian Rationalism by displaying his most innovative and avant-garde designs as well as images from his private life. The goal is to present an overview of Albini’s works and of previously untold stories of his experience.
At the same time
September 30 – October 1 and October 6-7-8
7th Edition, Fair of Contemporary and modern art