On the occasion of Milan Art Week, there are many public art initiatives in the city. From the new works for ArtLine, the City of Milan project, to those for Tunnel Boulevard, here they are
On the occasion of Milan Art Week, there are many public art initiatives in the city. They range from the mural painting of Flavio Favelli in the courtyard of the Mudec, in dialogue with the light installation by Claire Fontaine from BASE, to the double intervention of Franco Mazzucchili in the Triennale and in the Darsena to the three new works in the sculpture park ArtLine Milan, the public art project of the City of Milan that is developing in the CityLife Park area. And much more, including video art and poster art: let’s take a look at them in detail.
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The great protagonist of this Milan Art Week is Flavio Favelli who, after the special project The Machines, created in collaboration with Francesca Minini and with the support of the Pietro and Alberto Rossini Foundation, created the mural in the Mudec courtyard The Thirty, where he reinterprets thirty passports from different countries of the world, reproduced in strokes in a series of colors reminiscent of the gradient of the rainbow. The work – a project by Milano Arte Pubblica, curated by Alice Cosmai and Alessandro Oldani, with the technical support of Walter Contipelli – Orticanoodles and the collaboration of BASE Milano – is part of the urban art program associated with the exhibition rainbow. Colors and wonders between myths, art and sciencewhich can be viewed in Mudec until July 2, 2023 and is in dialogue with the installation of the collective Claire Fontaine from BASE.
Courtyard Mudec, Via Tortona, 56, 20144 Milan
2. OTOBONG NKANGA, LILIANA MORO, ROSSELLA BISCOTTI AT ARTLINE AT CITYLIFE
Three new public works of art in the lush CityLife park under the skyscrapers by Zaha Hadid, Harata Isozaki and Daniel Libeskind. Where strata gather From Otobong Nkanga, consists of 5 sculptures made of natural elements such as stone, marble, clay, connected by steel tubes: a reflection on the relationship between the raw material and the possible transformations that these elements can give life to. The installation sunset From Liliana Moro consists of thirty bronze chairs, a sculptural element in yellow metal resembling a curtain and an acoustic diffuser that broadcasts Radio Rai 3 programs in real time: at sunset, an acoustic signal that overlaps with the radio and reduces volume, he warns us of his passage. Finally, How do you? From Scarlet Biscotti It is made up of five “islands” built of brick and cement and placed in relation to each other to form a miniature urban agglomeration to be traversed. Guided tours of the site are planned.
April 13, 2023 at 5 p.m
Sculpture Park Milan ArtLine (CityLife), entrance viale Eginardo
3. FRANCO MAZZUCCHELLI – TRIENNIAL AND DOCK
Franco Mazzucchili – known since the ’60s for his inflatable plastic sculptures exhibited in urban or natural spaces – returns to Milan, his city. And it does with it air, land, watera double intervention in which his aerial sculptures are placed on the ground, at the Giancarlo De Carlo Garden in Milan Triennale and on the water, or rather on the Darsena dei Navigli: here the work Elica – that reminds Task from 1969, a similarly shaped sculpture released on the beach at Saintes Maries-de-la-Mer in the Camargue – will float on the water stretch of the Darsena dei Navigli, on the stretch towards Piazza XXIV Maggio, one of the most inhabited and frequented by the city. At the Triennale, Mazzucchelli intervenes with an installation entitled open bracket: Two large arches fixed to the floor allude to a circular bracket, a spatial break delimiting a selection of Mazzucchelli’s iconic bouncy castles, which will be displayed alternately throughout the duration of the exhibition. Also at the Triennale, outside the building, a monumental installation by Nico Vascellari(Moth).
Franco Mazzucchelli – Opening bracket
From April 13th to 26th, 2023
Milan Triennale, Viale Alemagna, 6
From April 14th to 26th, 2023
Darsena (side of Piazza XXIV Maggio)
4. UNDER TRACK – SUBWAY
Also Milan art community takes part in the Art Week and presents Sottotraccia, a review of artist videos that until April 16 “hack” the municipal television channel, signing informational content and advertising with spot projections of works signed by some of the most important video artists of the international scene . 20 video works, selected by some of the most interesting contemporary art galleries and municipal foundations of the Milan art community, will transform the Milan underground network into an exhibition space and give life to a comprehensive exhibition.
Until April 16th
In all Milan underground stations
5. TUNNEL TRANSSHIPMENT – VIA PADUA
Reload tunnel The urban renewal, revitalization and social cohesion project called Tunnel Boulevard continues: in this second phase, the tunnel in Via Padova after the first gallery will be renewed travel journal created by Argentine artist Pablo Pinxit and inaugurated in December 2021. In fact, in the railway underpass of Via Padova, at the corner of Via Pontano (well-known free-wall street art gallery), a new artistic intervention will be created on either side of the pedestrian street to enhance urban art forms in public spaces such as poster art. It will be the artist Coquelicot mafilleWinner of the Open Call that will carry out the poster art intervention in the tunnel in Via Pontano, on the corner with Via Padova, between April 12 and the end of April, open to the public 24 hours a day.
Street Art Tour with project curator Christian Gangitano
April 16 at 5 p.m
Tunnel Reload, via Pontano on the corner with via Padova
6. MARINELLA SENATORE – CRACCO GALLERY
Cracco Gallerya project born from an idea of the chef Karl Craco with the communications agency Living Paris and edited by the TV station sky art, with the aim of bringing contemporary art into the home Gallery Vittorio Emanuele IIpresents the sixth edition of the art show, which was designed for the Display area of showcase lunettes of the Cracco restaurant. Until May 2, the project sees the protagonist Senator Marinellamultidisciplinary Italian artist, among the most internationally knownwho has worked with over 8 million people in 24 countries in recent years and has presented his works in museums and institutions around the world: one of his famous light sculptures is presented for the first time in the heart of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. We rise by lifting others up – is the title of the work, inspired by the traditional lighting of southern Italy – which unexpectedly transcends the two-dimensionality of the Cracco restaurant’s window lunettes, consolidating the initiative’s public vocation. The project was carried out in cooperation with Mazzoleni, London – Turin. Marinella Senatore – We rise by lifting others. Until May 2nd Restaurant Cracco – dehor | Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan