It’s time of great revival for copper; this material is also the leitmotiv of the exhibition at Triennale di Milano titled TRame (Copper Crossings), a journey through works of art, design and architecture, applications in science and technology together with photos and videos. The curators are Antonella Soldaini and Elena Tettamanti, set up and graphic project by Migliore + Servetto Architects.
This is the first exhibition looking at copper from an interdisciplinary approach with more than 250 pieces representative of sectors of the exhibition.
The 30 works shown in the section devoted to contemporary art represent the most important post-war art movements, from Arte Povera to Minimal Art up until the latest artistic trends.
In the design, section where this metal has recently aroused great interest, more than 100 objects designed by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Antonio Citterio, Dimorestudio, Tom Dixon, Odoardo Fioravanti, Martí Guixé, Gunjan Gupta, Poul Henningsen, Shiro Kuramata, Ross Lovegrove, Nucleo, Gio Ponti/Paolo De Poli, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Ettore Sottsass, Oskar Zieta and Giorgio Vigna; followed by some clothes designed by Romeo Gigli and Prada.
Architecture is explored through 10 scale models representing the work of Mecanoo, Renzo Piano, Aldo Rossi, Steven Holl Architects and James Stirling.
Finally a section dedicated to technology featuring applications on IT, medical equipments, energy conduction and transportation.
The concept of the exhibition is by Elena Tettamanti and is coproduced with Eight Art Project together with Triennale di Milano, Triennale Design Museum and Istituto Italiano del Rame with the patronage of the European Copper Institute.
Title: TRame (Copper Crossings) Copper shapes in Contemporary Art, Design, Architecture and Technology.
Where: Triennale di Milano viale Alemagna 6, 2012