Milan honors the memory of Alberto Burri on the centenary of his birth: the Teatro Continuo reopens, a public site specific that the artist created in 1973 for Parco Sempione and has been part of the history of the city for over fifteen years, until his demolition occurred in 1989. This art work comes back as part of the city’s cultural and civic heritage. On the occasion of the opening, tomorrow May 23rd at 6 pm, two performances unpublished (Teatrocontinuo and Combustioni).
Through this art work Burri expressed its interest in the theater, widening the notion of scene to urban space and adhering to the demand for socializing and sharing.
Collection Burri and NCTM Law Firm, who proposed to the City of Milan and Triennale Foundation the donation of the work, rebuilt it according to the original drawings provided by the Foundation, for its re-installation in the exact place where it was laid in 1973, during the XV Trienniale d’Arte.
The work consists of a raised platform and six rotating scenes side painted white on one side, black on the other. Located on the axis connecting the ideal center of Milan and Corso Sempione, the Teatro Continuo is a perspectival telescope framing and highlights the Filarete’s Towet of Castelo Sforzesco on the one hand, and the Arco della Pace, on the other.
The “artistic-urban” set of the XV Triennial 1973 includes also the Bagni Misteriosi by De Chirirco, and Accumulazione Musicale con Seduta by Arman.
Becoming part of the park, the work will be offered as free stage machinery always ready for use in the heart of Milan.
The project was promoted by the Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini, Fondazione Triennale, co-owner of The curatorship of the scientific project of Gabi Scardi.
Title: Teatrocontinuo (Excuse Master) premier piece commissioned to Nicola Campogrande, performed by the horns quartet of Orchestra Verdi.
Combustioni: Original choreography Emanuela Tagliavia – music by Giampaolo Testoni – for 23 dancers, graduates and graduates of the Dance Theatre of the Municipal School of Theatre Paolo Grassi.
Where: Teatro Continuo di Alberto Burri, Parco Sempione, Milano.
When: 23 maggio 1915, ore 18.