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Exhibitions & Events – January 2024 calendar

by Francesca Boccadoro.

The watchword of the new year? Exploration. Exhibitions are underway that tell the history of design and what lies behind the projects, created by visionary and passionate minds, together with the stories of indelible icons. The most creative historical and contemporary Made in Italy travels the world to reveal its most refined and playful conceptual soul. A look at the past, to discover ancient customs and be dazzled by ancient royal productions, or innovative exhibition horizons which, together with the exhibitions, also become new spaces in which to share the culture of beauty.

In Taškent in Uzbekistan, at the Casa della photography, the Italia Geniale exhibition, conceived by Carlo Martino (Sapienza University of Rome) and Francesco Zurlo (School of Design of the Polytechnic of Milan) accompanies the visitor on a journey that crosses five categories: Move- able, Live-able, Imagine-able, Relation-able and Work-able. The exhibition is promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Business and Made in Italy, in agreement with ADI, Unioncamere and ITA/ICE Agency. The Tashkent stage is organized in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Tashkent, led by Ambassador Agostino Pinna.

Hours: 10:00-17:00
Paid entry: (info on the site)
House of Photography – rua Istikbol 4 – Tashken – Uzbekistan
Until January 4,

Italia Geniale – Design Enable.
show italia geniale

Multimedia artist, known for the innovative use of glass, light and video in her works and installations, Federica Marangoni was a pioneer in research into new materials, through the innovative use of emerging technologies. The message of words linked to the drama of humanity, a recurring theme in Federica Marangoni’s work, is expressed almost like a pulsating urban advertisement, reflecting the soul of existence.

Hours: Monday-Sunday 8:00-19:30 | Thursday 8:00-22:00
Free entry
Royal Palace – Courtyard of honor Piazza Duomo 12 – Milan
Until January 7,

Federica Marangoni – The light of the mind – an urban sign.
shows the light of the mind

ROYALS AT THE TABLE – Lunches laid out in Italian courts
Paintings, silver and splendid porcelain services from the main Italian courts: a fascinating and curious journey into the official lunches of popes, princes and kings. The exhibition, thanks to extensive and unpublished research, intends to tell the story of the royal tables in their symbolic representation and in their daily practices, which have maintained influences up to the present day.

Hours: January 1, 2024 11:00-21:00 | 2-3-4-5 January 2024 5.00pm to 9.00pm | closed Monday | Tuesday-Friday 9.30am-5.00pm | Saturday-Sunday and holidays 9.30am-6.30pm
Entrance fee: full €14; reduced €12 – reduced 6-20 years €8 – schools €4 – free for children under 6
Venaria Reale – Piazza della Repubblica 4 – Turin
Until January 28,

Royals at the table.
shows sovereigns at the table

Achille Bonito Oliva and Valentino Catricalà explore the author’s intense artistic journey. A pioneer of digital art in the 1960s and 1970s, Panseca ranges from environmental issues to reflections on the technology-based society we live in today. The exhibition goes through the crucial phases of his career, from kinetic works to innovative “biodegradable” projects, from technological experiments to design and scenography.

Opening hours: 10.30am-8.00pm (last entry at 7.15pm) – closed on Fridays
Entrance fee: full €15 – reduced €12
ADI Design Museum – Piazza Compasso d’Oro 1 – Milan
Until January 21,

Filippo Panseca – Forms for future memory.
filippo panseca portrait photo

Created by artist-researchers Kate Crawford and Vladan Joler, “Calculating Empires” illustrates how power and technology have been intertwined, and determined human life, since the 1500s. By combining research and design, science and art, Joler and Crawford develop a new key to understanding the current panorama of artificial intelligence by asking ourselves how we got here and where we could be headed.

Hours: Monday-Wednesday-Thursday 2.00pm-8.00pm | Saturday-Sunday 11:00-20:00 | closed Tuesday
Entrance Fee: UNICO MILAN + OBSERVATORY €15 (with the single ticket it is possible to visit the Observatory and Milan offices within and no later than 14 days) – full price €10 – reduced €8 – accompanying visitors with disabilities Municipality of Milan €5
Vittorio Emanuele II Gallery Observatory – Milan
Until January 29,

Calculating Empires Observatory, photo Piercarlo Quecchia.
calculating empires observatory

The Milanese gallery brings a work by the Italian-Argentine artist to Brussels. Powerful and evocative, the art of Lucio Fontana arrives in Brussels in the space of Robertaebasta Gallerie Milano, at the 69th edition of BRAFA. “Concetto Spaziale Natura”, a pair of brass sculptures created in 1967, is part of the nature cycle: works with organic and spherical shapes that the father of spatialism thought and created during the summer seasons spent in Albissola.

Hours: 11:00-19:00
Entrance fee: adults €25; 16-26 years €10; children under 16 years of age free entry
Brussels Expo – place de Belgique 1- Brussels – Belgium
From 28 January 2024 to 4 February

Lucio Fontanta at Brafta.
exhibition lucio fountain brussels bronze balls

COMPASSO D’ORO AWARD – Seventy Years. Leading Italian Design Trends
The exhibition – curated by Maite García Sanchis, Francesca Balena Arista, Giovanni Comoglio with Ling Min and with an exhibition design by Aldo Cibic – illustrates the value, history and purpose of the award, displaying a selection of over 100 winners with the Compasso d’Oro and underlining its representative character of the quality of Italian design in the world. From objects to public spaces, from services to graphics, the exhibition offers visitors a varied experience, which gives a concrete account of the many souls that have always contributed to creating the physiognomy of Italian design.

Hours: 10:00-22:00
Entrance fee: (info on the site)
Bund 18 – Huangpu, Waitan, 中山东一路18号 邮政编码: 200002 – Shanghai – China
Until February 25,

Compasso d’oro Awards – Seventy Years. Leading Italian Design Trends.
exhibition compasso oro awards china shanghai

The MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts launches a Collection dedicated to contemporary Design, a new line of research of the Architecture Department, presenting the first acquisitions to the public. The intention is to accurately photograph the current design scene.

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11:00-19:00 | January 1, 2024 11:00 am – 8:00 pm | January 6, 2024 11:00 am – 7:00 pm | Monday closed
Entrance fee: full price €14 – reduced €11 – students €6 – affiliated members €11 – Feltrinelli affiliated members €6
Maxxi – via Guido Reni, 4/A – Rome
Until March 3,

MAXXI CollezioneDesign – Maximilian Marchesani.
maxxi design collection

Architect, designer and artist, twice awarded the Compasso d’Oro, he was one of the most multifaceted and anti-conventional Italian designers of recent decades. One year after his death, a major retrospective to present his work in its extreme variety and originality. Through drawings, sketches, furnishings, embroidery, objects, books, sculptures, paintings, photographs, archive documents, films and other materials, we discover the radical and revolutionary character of the “Dalisi method”.

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11:00-19:00 | January 1, 2024 11:00 am – 8:00 pm | January 6, 2024 11:00 am – 7:00 pm | Monday closed
Entrance fee: full price €14 – reduced €11 – students €6 – affiliated members €11 – Feltrinelli affiliated members €6
Maxxi – via Guido Reni, 4/A – Rome
Until March 3,

MAXXI – RiccardoDalisi – photo MusacchioPasqualini
Maxxi exhibition setup

On the cover, MAXXI Design Collection.

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