April 16 through August 29 Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli dedicates an exhibition to world-famous architect and designer Gae Aulenti, one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century.
The exhibition, organised by theme and narration, is curated by Nina Artioli, Gae Aulenti’s granddaughter, and set up in a number of theme rooms designed by Marco Palmieri. The starting point is the home and studio the architect designed in Milan in 1974, now home to the Gae Aulenti Archives, which promote and preserve the architect’s cultural legacy. The exhibition route winds through the subsequent halls, including DESIGN, providing a panorama of the many objects the designer created for industry: the “Pipistrello” lamp and other lamps designed for Martinelli Luce in the 60s, the 1964 “Locus Solus” furniture series, etc. ALLESTIMENTI (INSTALLATIONS) presents projects for private clients, such as the " Casa del collezionista" (Collector’s house) in Milan (1968), or for exhibitions, such as “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape” at MOMA in New York (1971). TEATRO (THEATRE) focuses on scenery designed for theatre performances under director Luca Ronconi. MUSEI (MUSEUMS) presents the plans for the Gare d’Orsay in Paris and other museums all over the world. And finally, ARCHITETTURA (ARCHITECTURE) looks at large-scale architectural projects such as the Italian Cultural Institute and the Office of the Clerk of the Italian Embassy in Tokyo (1998-2005) or redevelopment of Piazzale Cadorna in Milan (1998-2000), to mention only a few of the architect’s later projects.
Title: Homage to Gae Aulenti
Curator: Nina Artioli – Archivio Gae Aulenti
Dates: April 16 – August 28 2016
Location: Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin – Italy