Interni Open Borders Piacenza


Having reached its 19th edition in 2016 during Milan Design Week (11- 17 April), the Fuorisalone exhibition event Interni Open Borders moves to Piacenza from 15 September to 30 October 2016 in three strategic locations in the city: Palazzo Rota PisaroniPalazzo Farnese (photo above) and Galleria d’Arte Moderna Ricci Oddi.

Interni Open Borders reunites nine of the projects presented in Milan: installations, macro-objects, micro-constructions and exhibitions that explore the breaking down of disciplinary boundaries. The theme of the exhibition is developed as a way of widening design vision to new synergies, and the application of architecture and design to evolving sectors like technology and research on sustainability.

Interni has involved internationally renowned designers with different backgrounds and experiences to assemble a mosaic of styles and viewpoints, in a comparitive overview of the characteristics and interpretations of design.

The event is supported by Fondazione di Piacenza e Vigevano (a foundation that supports innovation, research and creativity: in this perspective, with Interni the fertile collaboration extends to the production of original projects and the presentation of a cultural vision that brings meaningful content to the City of Piacenza and the upcoming Law Festival, from 23-25 September 2016) and the City of Piacenza in collaboration with Galleria d’Arte Moderna Ricci OddiPiacenza Musei in rete and the Museums of Palazzo Farnese.

Press conference in Piacenza: Thursday 15 September – 18.00 – Fondazione di Piacenza e Vigevano – Salone d’Onore – Palazzo Rota Pisaroni – Via Santa Eufemia 13 – Piacenza


The installations

Palazzo Rota Pisaroni

Courtyard – Pick Your Climate, project by Carlo Ratti Associati and Transsolar. An educational installation: an outdoor salon that lets you estimate the average temperature that would be perceived in three different climate scenarios.

Palazzo Farnese

Esedra Cortile d’Onore – Radura, project by Stefano Boeri Architetti, produced by Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia – Filiera Del Legno Fvg and Consorzio Innova Fvg – lighting by MyLed. Four hundred wooden columns form a circular space of urban regeneration enlivened by lights and sounds, as the location for a series of encounters.

Ala Protofarnesiana Cortiletto – MyEquilibria, The Wellness Park, project by Vito di Bari, produced with Metalco Active. An urban totem in high-performance materials designed for outdoor fitness. An artificial tree with an innovative design for wellness and socializing.

Southwest Loggia (mezzanine) – Empathic Fuukei, project by Patricia Urquiola, produced with Cleaf. A multisensorial path between open-panel walls, revealing layers of different materials to explore the concept of the ‘unfinished.’

Southeast Loggia (mezzanine) – the exhibition Ron Tom TomRon Arad + Tom Vack, curated by Tom Vack, installation by Ester Pirotta, produced with Moroso. Two talents, two disciplines: the exhibition narrates the projects Ron Arad has created for Moroso, interpreted by the photographs of Tom Vack.

Cittadella Viscontea – Luci a Corte, project Davide Groppi. Light suggests an alternative interpretation of the spaces of the Cittadella Viscontea, bringing out the original story of the building.

Galleria d’Arte Moderna Ricci Oddi

Monumental Entrance – Casetta del Viandante, project by Marco Ferreri, produced with Cacciati Costruzioni RestauriArexEsa ProgettiDeMarinisD’OfficinaPertingerSid, lighting by Artemide. An ecosustainable lodging module for new pilgrims, with interiors by Marco Ferreri, part of the official exhibition of the 21st Milan Triennale “21st Century. Design after Design” (02.04-12.09.2016).

Entrance Court – Ricostruzione, project by Emiliana Martinelli, produced with Martinelli Luce. A message of faith, of commitment to start again and to get beyond difficult times, represented by luminous columns installed and arranged with different orientations.

Cloister of the former Monastery of San Siro – The Great JJ, produced with Leucos. An iconic lamp, of rigorous design, is the protagonist of an installation that pays tribute to the oversize version, playing with a leap of scale.


Opening hours

Palazzo Rota Pisaroni: Monday to Thursday from 9.00 to 18.00; Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9.00 to 22.00

Palazzo Farnese: Monday to Thursday from 9.00 to 18.00; Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9.00 to 22.00

Galleria d’Arte Moderna Ricci Oddi: Monday to Thursday from 9.00 to 18.00; Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9.00 to 22.00

For the Giornate del Patrimonio, on 24 September 2016 the locations of the exhibition will stay open until 24.00

Free guided tours of the installations at Palazzo Farnese: 21.00 – 21.45 – 22.30 – 23.15.