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30/08/2021 | ARTS, DESIGN
MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2021 - SUPERSTUDIO PIU’

SURPRISE! MARTA AND THE ELEPHANT ARE CALLING YOU

Superstudio entrusts the pandemic symbol to art with the Oblong exhibition that presenting the sculpture by Stefano Bombardieri that shows the superhuman effort of a child and an elephant. With an engineering program, Marta and her friend tell you their story over the phone. Just scan the QR code at the base with your smartphone…

This September, in Milan, at Superstudio Più, a surprise awaits us: a piece of contemporary art will “speak” to us, allowing us to participate in a surprising sensory experience.
The 1: 1 scale installation of “Marta and the Elephant” by the artist Stefano Bombardieri – which in its majestic size will welcome visitors at the entrance of Superstudio Più, becoming its symbol during the Design Week 2021 – will come to life. Just bring your mobile phone close to the QR code located on the plate on the base of the work, and a little girl named Marta, together with an elephant suspended by a rope, will tell us how to still believe in dreams… if we answer their call!
Oblong Contemporary Art Gallery, which in the spaces of Superstudio Più’s MyOwnGallery proposes the exhibition event “Surprise! Art tells” by the Architect Ettore Mocchetti, gives a phone call to visitors, demonstrating that the idea of making Stefano Bombardieri’s work speak is a poetic way to bring art into people’s hearts. A project by Paola Greci, text by Francesca Di Fazio, voices of Jasmine Botta, Savino Paparella and Brian Ayres, with the development of Diapason Digital.
This exhibition will be presented in collaboration with the educational organization “Talking teens – The Statues Speak!”, conceived and curated by Paola Greci and created by the cultural association ECHO in collaboration with three hundred teenagers.


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