Il futuro è a Milano
Colani biodesign codex show
Tuesday - Sunday
11.00 - 21.00
Thursday and Friday
11.00 - 23.00
Luigi Colani, the creator of BioDesign, is holding an exhibition for the first time in Italy at the Triennale Bovisa in Milan. More than 1.000 works of art, designs, installations and prototypes that, over 60 years, have changed the meaning of “shape”.
When Roberto Guerini, curator of the exhibition and President of the Association The Future is in Italy, convinced the great artist Luigi Colani to move to Italy, Letizia Moratti, then Mayor of Milan, warmly welcomed the initiative and is still such an enthusiastic supporter of the exhibition that she has involved the company AON as one of its sponsors. Luigi Colani is going back to his Italian roots in the very year that Italy is celebrating its 150 years of unity.
“Going back so that you can go forward. We need a real sudden shift. Mankind simply must go back to its origins and get back to nature. We have to be part of nature itself, not just consume it: biodesign shows us how to live harmoniously and peacefully with nature. We can learn to protect what we know and love.”
The exhibition “The future is in Milan – Colani BioDesign Codex Show” is like a journey aboard a time machine: Colani’s first official exhibition, a man considered an eco-design guru, and who, back in the 1960s, was already campaigning for saving energy, reducing consumption and using alternative energy sources.
The exhibition enjoyed the full support of Letizia Moratti, who is strongly committed to the development of culture in Italy, as her active involvement in the exhibition shows. The exhibition is open to the public from 21st September 2011 to 8th January 2012 (for opening times and other details see www.ilfuturoeamilano.it) and showcases thousands of projects, designs, inventions, prototypes and life-size models, accompanied by an audio-video commentary.
An immense collection of positive creativity that is centred around Nature and Mankind: the largest collection of work ever produced by a single artist with his own hands and without the use of computers. The works of art are gathered together in a 800m² indoor area and a 1,500m² outdoor area complete with geodesic domes at the Triennale Bovisa in Via Raffaele Lambruschini 31, Milan. Various supplementary “pieces” will be on open display at the Triennale in Viale Alemagna and in other key locations in Milan.
By A Web Design