Five exhibitions not to be missed and why go and see them in Milan, Piacenza, Pescara, Brescia and Bologna

Five stories highlight the project between past and future.

These are the exhibitions selected for this week that have the common feature of narrating different ways of inhabiting space, society, the home, the economy, the future. In fact, the Milan Triennale hosts a review of the objects and projects that have characterized the home over the last century, on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of the Milanese institution.

But the exhibition is a contemporary reinterpretation of those housing ideas, this time looking outside the binary world that instead created them and accompanied them over time (the Home Sweet Home exhibition). The projects of Franco Albini find a place in Volumnia, an exceptional space created in a deconsecrated church in Piacenza with which they dialogue in a creative way, to highlight their eternity.

Nanda Vigo and Anna Franceschini establish another type of dialogue, creative and capable of creating something new with respect to their individual works in infinite spaces, to be disturbed or preserved (in Pescara ).

Brescia then hosts a design that has to do with memory in the works that Formafantasma has created for the Massimo Minini gallery and its archive intended as a place of conservation but also of inspiration.

And the past declined in its future version takes place in Bologna in a collective of young artists who want to create spaces for alternative economies, centered on man's empathetic capacity.

It is empathy that connects their works in an artistic and political manifesto (Alchemilla).

Why see them: to imagine the future and experience new visions and sensations through artistic and design expression.

Home Sweet Home, Triennale Milano, from 12 May to 10 September

A century of exhibitions and international exhibitions narrates the transformations of the home and the idea of living on the occasion of the hundred years of the Triennale.

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The idea is interesting: revolutionize the contrasts between home and work, male and female, production and reproduction, public space and private space.

Thus the themes of past projects are reinterpreted in a contemporary key through ten total site-specific environments, almost exhibitions within an exhibition.

They were created by contemporary designers including Assemble Studio in London, the French landscape architect Céline Baumann, the designer Matilde Cassani), the US studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the Catalan studio MAIO, the Sex and the city.

Who will like it: those who design homes, those who design spaces to live in every day, those who love to read history through their objects.

Useful information: Triennale, viale Alemagna 6, open from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 8pm.

Franco Albini. Method and poetry, Volumnia, until June 18

The Albini method, that perfect mix between scientific analysis and poetry, is at the center of this exhibition. In fact, the goal is to represent him by investigating different aspects of the architect and designer's work together with a narrative dedicated to his link with the Piacenza area.

Visitors are welcomed by images from the Franco Albini Foundation Archive in a visual dialogue with furnishings, architecture and installations.

The exhibition itinerary then winds along his production of furnishing elements, including the Luisa armchair, awarded the Compasso d'Oro in 1955.

The exhibition, set up by the Albini studio in the spaces of the deconsecrated church of S. Agostino, is embellished by a nucleus of furnishings from the 1930s that have never been exhibited to the public and come from private collections.

Who will like it: lovers of Franco Albini's creative lines and his furniture, design history buffs and those who love to discover unexpected places.

Useful information: Volumnia, Stradone Farnese 33, Piacenza, open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 - 13 and 15 - 18

Ghostform. Archivio Massimo, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, from 13 May to 26 July

The gallery owner Massimo Minini has invited Formafantasma to create a work for the gallery. And Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin who make up the Formafantasma group, have decided to work on the theme of the archive.

Their design poetics, always linked to the historical, political and social research that shapes design, this time investigates the themes of memory and its conservation, perfectly interweaving the philosophy of the gallery owner himself.

In fact, for Minini the archive is a fundamental element of his work: in addition to preserving and safeguarding history, it provides new looks and points of view on the present. The gallery archive grows and is enriched continuously and narrates the behind the scenes of the works, precious stages up to their realization, for Minimi the arrival point of a creative process.

Thus Formafantasma has created sculptures that contain and exhibit the traces of memory, starting from the gallery's archive.

Who will like it: those who see design as an art outside the box, capable of involving all forms of artistic expression.

Useful information: Galleria Massimo Minini, via L. Apollonio 68, Brescia, open Monday to Friday from 10 to 19 and Saturday from 15 to 19.

Anna Franceschini and Nanda Vigo, Intergalactic walks, Vistamare, Pescara, until 15 September

The title already says a lot about this exhibition, intergalactic walks. It teases the public's imagination a lot and immediately recalls the research on light done in different ways and at different times by the two artists.

Who here dialogue, first of all in a walk between the two of them, between intimacy and spirituality, science fiction and art . A radical expressive thought guides the path and the public finds itself experiencing the confrontation between the two artists and ending up, too, in an exploration between different galaxies.

Thus Anna Franceschini thought of the installations in the gallery spaces, creating inhabited environments which in turn overlook other environments. An infinite to be experienced also for the visitor who finds himself immersed in a cinematographic vision, typical of Franceschini's work, in which Vigo's works are framed which constitute interference with the architectural framing.

Thus material and immaterial, bright and dark, reflected and transparent relate in the space of infinite thoughts.

Who will like it: those who love Nanda Vigo's work and those interested in the dialogue between different artists, those who investigate light as an expressive form.

Useful information: Vistamare, Largo dei Frentani 13, Pescara, open from Tuesday to Friday from 9.30 - 13.30 and 15.30 - 19.30; Monday only in the morning.

You call me to perform an act of love. Nicola Bianco, Riccardo De Biasi, Camilla De Siati, Kenny Alexander Laurence, Rebecca Momoli and Marco Resta, Bologna, until May 28

Six young artists, six different ways of expression, a single goal: to create a new space, where human beings can free themselves from the mechanisms and censorships that characterize the contemporary world.

What emerges is a sort of manifesto for freedom of expression in the name of relativisation.

Starting from this capacity, the six artists intend to give life, at least within the dialogue between their works, to a microcosm in which new unpublished codes can be read through an empathetic sensibility, which flourishes in community.

It would therefore be precisely empathy that would define the new world and its economic system.

So Nicola Bianco does it through gestures of an existential naturalistic mysticism that translate into landscape visions; Riccardo De Biasi takes as a model an anachronistic Italy, future but already experienced, in punk version; Rebecca Momoli uses the word to protest and undermine linguistic and social habits; Marco Resta focuses on masculinity looking at it as a negative in photography to subvert hierarchies and relationships; finally Camilla De Siati talks about the female body through choreographies that use the voice as a space to inhabit.

Who will like it: those looking for new languages and new perspectives on the present.

Useful information: Alchemilla, via Santo Stefano 43, Bologna, open Wednesdays from 5 to 8 pm, Saturdays from 10 to 1 pm and from 5 to 8 pm; Friday by appointment.