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Arts & Foods. Rituali dal 1851
Triennale di Milano

10 September 2015

The research work that has gone into staging the exhibition Arts & Foods. Rituals since 1851, the only pavilion of Expo Milan 2015 to be located in the city, at the Triennale, is truly staggering. Every room in Muzio’s building has been occupied by interpretations and variations of the concept of food in all the possible forms given to it by means of artistic expression (painting, sculpture, video, installation, cinema, literature, music, design and architecture), in a historical overview that is strung out along a rich and winding route: from the rooms next to the entrance it heads for the garden, then continues on the ground floor and ends on the second floor, where we also find the spinoff of Body Snatchers in the Kitchen, the eighth exhibition of the Triennale Design Museum. There are 2000 exhibits on display, chosen by the curator Germano Celant and mounted by the Studio Italo Rota in an overall area of around 7000 square meters. They cover a very broad span of time: from 1851—date of the first Expo in London and of the beginning of the modern era—to the present day. The event is a sort of journey through time that sets out to reflect on the theme of the Expo, Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, a substantial documentation of the ways in which people have related to food over the course of 165 years, on different scales: from the tiniest and most unfamiliar utensil to the kitchen designed by Le Corbusier for the Cité Radieuse in Marseille, passing through Francesco Faccin’s urban beehive (set up in the garden), and a house, the Maison des jours meilleurs invented by Jean Prouvé in the 1950s, which can be mounted in just 7 hours. Amidst all these riches and variety, visitors of every kind will be able to find their own area of interest, type of object or favorite period, to rediscover a piece from their childhood or that they encountered during their studies or, again, to come across real novelties and make new discoveries. In this sense, the exhibition is an undoubted success because it is conceived for the varied public that will be passing through Milan during the World’s Fair. A pity though that the Expo operation has swallowed up the Design Museum too, somewhat disappointing enthusiasts of design who were expecting something quite different on this eighth occasion.

Arts & Foods. Rituali dal 1851
Padiglione di Expo Milano 2015 in città
Triennale di Milano
A cura di Germano Celant
Milano
9 aprile > 1 novembre 2015

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Loredana Mascheroni

A journalist, she has always been interested in design. Passionate about contemporary art and architecture, she has worked at Domus since 1997, following a decade-long apprenticeship with other magazines in the sector and an early experience as a TV news journalist that left her with a partiality for video interviews. She does yoga and goes running, to loosen up the tensions caused by overuse of the tablet.


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