The Hall of Palazzo Tassoni in Ferrara was the setting for the exhibition Steel, air, water that concluded the Product Design II course of the Department of Architecture of Ferrara. The course, coordinated by the professors RomanoAdolini and Laura Gabrielli, has been sponsored for the second consecutive year by CEA, a production company that has been selecting ideas for sustainability for years, supporting and expressing these values in its own creations marked by great attention to the environment, for the saving of water, the use of totally recyclable materials and the optimization of energy consumption. A commission composed of Natalino Malasorti, Evelina Bazzo, Alessandro Lolli and Francesco Pagliaiselected the winning project, which thanks to CEA will be prototyped and presented at Cersaie 2013. The winner was the project Momento by Giulia Cavinato and Federica Iannicelli, a faucet that stands out for the effective, mature synthesis of the design, addressing ecological themes in an elegant design solution, identifying the most suitable technologies and proposing innovative content, also with an eye on facilitation of everyday ecological behavior. Two honorable mentions were also assigned: Cube by Alessandro Riccardo Masia and Alexandra Zanasiand Mag by Giulio Rossi Paccani and Simone Scorrano.
This new exhibition at the space of Antonia Jannone updates the collaboration between Marco Zanuso Jr. and Gabriella Gabrini, an artist-artisan, student of De Poli “the enamel master” who worked for years with Gio Ponti on projects for furnishings, handles and decorative panels. The title is simple and ironic: bonsai refers to the small size of works “so reduced that we can no longer tell if they are tables or if they become something else, perhaps decorative object or small sculptures” (M. Zanuso Jr.). Combined in small groups, they become something else, an independent entity, like a deconstructed table with mobile tops that can be combined in different ways, at different heights. Catalogue with text by Alessandro Mendini. www.antoniajannone.it.
The exhibition held at the Milan Triennale and curated by Daniele Pisani, has the objective of showing the work of the Brazilian architect, one of the most important figures of contemporary architecture, winner of the Pritzker Prize for architecture in 2006. Drawings, sketches, projects and photographs, from the past and taken today for the show, are joined by a series of models, some produced with simple A4 pages or photocopies. www.triennale.it.
In the spaces of the Galleria Frascione Arte at Palazzo Ricasoli-Firidolfi, Via Maggio 5, visitors can enjoy the exhibition Fulvia Mendini:dipinti contemporanei in scena aperta, a project by Michele Bellamy Postiglione, produced again this year thanks to the collaboration between Roberta Lietti Arte Contemporaneaand Frascione Arte.
A new museum, a new international cultural pole, versatile and encyclopedic, multicolored and kaleidoscopic, ductile and eclectic, a ‘factory of knowledge’ to stage the ‘fundamental’ 100 years that have revolutionized the world, with the major social, economic, demographic, cultural and environmental transformations of the last century. A “non-museum museum” of the new generation, not of conservation but of narration, engaging and interactive, with a liquid heritage composed of images and films, high-tech installations in continuous evolution, establishing a relationship with every visitor, both virtual and physical, to make everyone the protagonist of an unforgettable experience. And, above all, an important project of urban regeneration. This year, with the start of construction, the Foundation in its headquarters at Palazzo su Rio Novo will present the definitive project for an area of over 9200 m2, in the heart of Mestre, a city considered a manifesto of the 1900s, the mainland portion of Venice, an exemplary case study due to its history linked to immigration and emigration, the pole of Marghera and one of the highest densities of business practice in Europe. At the heart of the architectural design, the comfort and ecosustainability of the buildings, earmarks of the work of the studio Sauerbruch Hutton. Thanks to these choices the M9 will be one of the first Italian museums to obtain LEED Gold certification. Fondazione di Venezia – Rio Novo 3488/U Dorsoduro – Venice