La Triennale di Milano
La Triennale di Milano
La Triennale di Milano is a design and art museum in the Parco Sempione in Milan, in Lombardy in northern Italy. Housed in Palazzo dell'Arte, la Triennale di Milano design and art museum in the Parco Sempione in Milan.
The museum hosts exhibitions and events which highlight contemporary Italian design, urban planning, architecture, music, and media arts, emphasizing the relationship between art and industry. The museum also houses the Collezione Permanente, a collection of significant objects in contemporary Italian design.
"THERE IS A PLANET"
September 15th to March 11th, 2018
A monographic exhibition devoted to Ettore Sottsass on the occasion of the centenary of his birth
Marking the centenary of the birth of Ettore Sottsass (Innsbruck 1917-2007 Milan), the Triennale Design Museum is presenting a monographic exhibition devoted to him in the spaces of the Galleria dell’Architettura. It will be accompanied by a book and a catalogue.
The title of the exhibition, and of the book, There is a Planet, is that of a project that Sottsass started in the 1990s for the German publisher Wasmuth, but never completed. The project for the book, now published by Electa, was to form five groups of photographs taken by Sottsass on his travels around the world, each with its own title and essay. The photos would be of architecture, houses, doors, people and situations involving dwellings and, in more general terms, the presence of humans on the planet.
"THE BALLAD OF SEXUAL DEPENDENCY"
September 19th to November 26th, 2017
An autobiographical and universal diary made of images, about human beings’ weakness, that tells about life, sex, transgression, drugs, friendship, loneliness. A work in progress that started by early Eighties, today known as one of the most important artworks of the history of photography. The Museum of Contemporary Photography, for the first time in Italy, presents The Ballad of Sexual Dependency by the American photographer Nan Goldin (Washington, 1953), curated by François Hébel.
"FLOWERS AND VISIONS"
October 19th to November 19th, 2017
A key, very reserved figure in the world of Italian photography, Mario Carrieri gathers the results of years of work in the cycle of images in this exhibition. In his solitary photographic research on “Flowers and Visions,” in what might be erroneously described as “still lifes,” he sets out to interpret the tragic character of human existence, presenting on his own imaginary visual stage a “Whole” that is dramatically visionary and pantheistic, almost theatrical, as if suspended on the thread of a light so remote as to seem to be frozen outside of time. In his photographs, the actors in this drama are in fact simply flowers and their infinite, perishable beauty. Flowers and beauty that flow in the delirious river of a universal nothingness, shattered by their own suffering.
November 15th to December 10th, 2017
This exhibition is dedicated to Gilberto Colombo’s extraordinary innovative inspiration and to the resulting Gilco branded designs from the 40’s through the 80’s. With a look ahead too, to the future, through patents and original designs that keep drawing from his unflagging creativity. It is not a coincidence that this year, 2017, marks the 70th anniversary of both Ferrari and the historic Gilco brand. It’s the natural consequence of a joint all-Italian piece of history, one that saw the two enterprises start together and tightly cooperate for many years.
THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD
"EROTICISM AND SEDUCTION IN THE PHOTO TROUVÉE"
November 15th to December 17th, 2017
The exhibit shows how some of the great masters of photography – such as Helmut Newton – took their inspiration from the underground production of anonymous erotic photography. Ranging from French photographic postcards to American pin-ups and images of domestic intimacy, the photo trouvées show how eroticism has always been one of the main pillars of photography. The exhibit shows 200 photo trouvées that focus on eroticism and date from 1880 to the 1960s. All these anonymous pictures were shot in Europe and in the US. The exhibit is divided in 20 sections, each of them dealing with a different theme of erotic photography – from private snapshots to the images produced for photography academies. Among these, visitors will find a celebration of Courbet’s masterpiece. These pictures are protected by a curtain.