Arts & Foods – new exhibition at Triennale Design Museum of Milan

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Don’t miss this unique Exhibition at the Triennale Design Museum of Milan that will take place till November,1st: Arts & Foods – Rituals since 1851

The intricate relationship between the arts and food is retraced and analysed in the Arts & Foods pavilion, the only thematic area of Expo Milan 2015 to be held in the city. La Triennale, will host the event from 9 April to 1 November 2015.

Museum’s exhibition. Credit by Attilio Maranzano

Located in both the indoor and outdoor areas of La Triennale – 7000 square metres of building and garden space – Arts & Foods focuses on all those visual, sculptural, object-based and environmental forms that, ever since 1851, the year of the first Expo in London, have revolved around the world of food, nutrition, and dining together. The exhibition provides a worldwide overview of the interaction between aesthetics and design in the rituals of eating, as an international event that uses different media to take visitors through time, from the historic to the contemporary, and through forms of expression, creativity and communication in all cultural areas.

Curated by Germano Celant and with the display design by Studio Italo Rota, Arts & Foods uses a multi-level, multi-sensorial approach to examine the developments and solutions adopted with regard to food. It ranges from kitchen implements to laid tables and picnics, and public aspects in the form of bars and restaurants.

It examines the changes brought about in road, air and space travel, as well as the design of buildings devoted to the rituals and production of food. All of this is accompanied by the testimony of artists, writers, film makers, graphic designers, musicians, photographers, architects and designers who, from Impressionism and Divisionism to the historical avant-garde movements, and from Pop Art to the latest artistic research, have helped develop the vision and consumption of food.

Don’t miss the giant hamburger!

This journey through artefacts and time offers a creative reflection on “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, the theme of the World Expo in Milan, with hundreds and hundreds of books, objects and documents from museums, public and private institutions, collectors and artists around the world.

MilanoCard owners are allowed to buy a discounted ticket: euro 10,00 when the regular admission fee is 12,00 euro to Trienalle Design Museum of Milan.

Museum’s exhibition. Credit by Attilio Maranzano

The Triennale Design Museum of Milan is the only Italian institution with a multidisciplinary approach to the visual and applied arts,” said Claudio De Albertis, President of La Triennale. “It was thus only natural to accept the proposal of the Expo to put on the Arts & Foods exhibition as well as the eighth edition of the Triennale Design Museum, devoted to such an essential subject as that of the Expo.

So, with Silvana Annichiarico, the director of the Triennale Design Museum of Milan, we asked Germano Celant and Italo Rota to create and design Body Snatchers in the Kitchen. We are confident that we shall achieve excellent results all round.”

Arts & Foods involves all media and art forms: from painting to sculpture, video, installation, photography and advertising, to design and architecture, movies, music and literature,” said Germano Celant, curator of the pavilion. “It is in chronological order, covering the period from 1851 – the date of the first Expo, in London, and the starting point of modernity – through to the present day, with environments illustrating the spaces for eating together, in both the private and the public domain, from the dining room to the kitchen, and from cafés to eating on the move, in which furniture, objects, household appliances and works of art create a narrative of great visual and sensorial impact.

Theatre dell’Arte at Triennale Design Museum of Milan

The Teatro dell’Arte is creative workshop of performing arts, theatre, music, dance, and visual arts, architecture, design, fashion.

The theatre offers a stage to new artistic expressions fueled by cutting-edge digital and electronic technologies, create original formats, and test new formulas.

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Looking around – Sempione Park and Torre Branca

The Triennale Design Museum is close to a big beautiful park with a famous Milan tourist attraction, the Torre Branca, from which you can see Milan from the sky, (100mt from ground) !


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