The Triennale Milano welcomed the 2022 spring season with new exhibitions and installations. Renewal efforts that also involved the Caffé Triennale, enriched by a new exhibition space. The project created by architect Luca Cipelletti, in fact, frees the central space of the café to accommodate temporary installations focused on nature and sustainability, such as the first work on display: GL 03 by Andrea Branzi, from the Collezione Grandi Legni, published by Design Gallery Milano & Galleria Nilufar. The intervention also served to enhance the line of perspective from the entrance, making the large windows overlooking Parco Sempione more visible. The presence of green spaces, in fact, plays an important role in the new welcoming and appealing rest-meeting space of the Milanese institution, becoming a symbol of the enhanced energy efficiency and sustainability choices that have driven the recent renovation project.
In terms of exhibitions, from March 23 Triennale Milano is hosting two new photographic exhibitions: "Barbara Probst. Poesia e verità" (Poetry and Truth), the German artist's first solo exhibition in Italy and "Ettore Sottsass. Foto dal finestrino" (Photos from a Window), a collection of snapshots of the architect's travels, accompanied by short reflections on design, architecture and urban planning. The shots were captured by Ettore Sottsass between 2004 and 2006 for Domus as part of "Foto dal finestrino", a column created by Stefano Boeri, president of the Triennale Milano, the magazine’s editor-in-chief at the time .
Moreover, From April 1, two new installations designed by two masters of architecture, which have recently become part of the permanent collection of the Triennale Milano, are on display in the gardens, named after Giancarlo De Carlo: "Meuble Plus", a project for the support of refugees conceived by Yona Friedman, and "Grande Milano", the chair designed by Italian architect Aldo Rossi in a 7:1 scale.
Meuble Plus by Yona Friedman, which will only be on display for the public until April 17, was created on the occasion of the 2018 edition of Fuorisalone. The installation consists of three housing modules built of recycled materials, immaterial infrastructures containing mobile elements, in which it is easy to recognise the low-cost furnishings. The work represents a synthesis of the architect, designer and urban planner's research on the theme of "mobile architecture".
The second installation is an out-of-scale, 7:1 object of the Grande Milano chair designed by Aldo Rossi in 1987 for Molteni& C, a work that celebrates the memory of his hometown and is a tribute to Aldo Rossi, master of 20th-century architecture and the first Italian architect to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1990.
Images courtesy of Triennale Milano
Captions and Credits
Barbara Probst. Poesia e verità
Photos: Gianluca Di Ioia (09-11)
Interior design: arch. Luca Cipelletti
Photos: Gianluca Di Ioia (14-16), Michele Nastasi (12-13)
Yona Friedman, Meuble Plus
Date: April 1 - 17, 2022
curated by: Maurizio Bortolotti
Location: Giardino Giancarlo De Carlo, Triennale Milano viale Alemagna 6 - Milano
Photos: Gianluca Di Ioia (01, 03-05)
Aldo Rossi, Grande Milano (02)