MICHELE DE LUCCHI'S SUSPENDED ARCHITECTURES
In the former printing house in via Assab, Milan, where books, art catalogues and encyclopedias were once printed, the art world exploration continues through the many languages in which it is expressed today, thanks to the passion of Elena Quarestani and her team of collaborators always open to new contributions. We recommend the new three-part exhibition 1+1+1/2020 open until November 24th.
For the fourth appointment with 1+1+1 at Assab One, the comparison between different artistic expressions returns, based on a project by Elena Quarestani under the curatorship of Federica Sala. An event outside the circuits, the rules, the market that nevertheless offers a glimpse of important research that invites you to reflect and a corner of the old Milan that is unexpectedly nourished by art. An independent space and a no profit association that moves for the pure pleasure of art, among the first to open after the most acute crisis of the pandemic.
In the large rooms that mostly preserve the flavor of an industry of the twentieth century, today the large molecular installations self-produced by Loris Cecchini follow one another with the poems illustrated by tablets of the London studio Pentagram & Friends, up to the nomadic architectures by Michele De Lucchi called Many Hands Make One, a variation of the architectural research project Earth Stations Many Hands with which his multidisciplinary studio AMDL Circle investigates the relationships between peoples, craftsmanship and architecture.
Michele De Lucchi, the architect who was the protagonist of great part of Milan change (author, among other things, of the Triennale Design Museum and, as far as we are concerned, of the Superstudio Cafè in the courtyard of via Forcella 13) starts from a primordial element such as the carpet and transforms it from a domestic object into a suspended house that invites you to rest and to meet and exchange, emphasizing that both in design and in realization the carpet is, by its very nature, the expression of a collective history.