TRIENNALE MILANO - BROKEN NATURE: DESIGN TAKES ON HUMAN SURVIVAL
until Sunday September 01 2019
Triennale di Milano
viale Alemagna 6
The XXIITriennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival runs until September 1, 2019. Curated by Paola Antonelli ,Senior Curator of Architecture & Design, Director of Research & Development at The Museum of Modem Art in New York. Broken Nature is an in-depth exploration of the strandslhat connect humans to the natural environment that have been intensely compromised, if not enlirely severed, overthe years.
By casting awide net on architecture and design projects, the exhibition underlines the concept of restorative design, highlighting objects and concepts at all scales that reconsider human beings' relationship with their environmenls-including both naturaland social ecosystems.
The thematic exhibition consists of four works specially commissloned from international designers.The commissioned works have been entrusted to Formafantasma (Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin); to Neri Oxman and her research group, the Medlated Matter Group of MIT Media Lab; to Sigll (Khaled Malas, Salim Al-Kadi, Alfred Tarazi, and Jana Traboulsi), a collective based in Beirut and New York; and to Accurat, a data-driven research, design, and innovation studio based in Milan and New York (project led by Giorgia Lupland Gabriele Rossi.)
ln addition to the commissioned works, the thematic exhibition comprises a selection of circa 100 projects from the last three decades, examples of restorative design, architecture, and art from all overthe world. Among them, Broken Nature includes new installations and objects-like Paola Bay and Armando Bruno's Reliquaries, Dominique Chen's Nuka-doko, and Gocgle Brain's Whale Song-and milestones such as Pettie Petzer and Johan Jonker's Hippo Roller.
Elemental's Quinta Monroy housing, Martino Gamper's 100 Chairs in 100 Days, and Zach Lieberman et al.'s Eyewriter, a low-cost, open source eye-tracking system. By placing these different projects in the same space and within the same conversation, the exhibition aims to unearth design's potential to mediate societaland behavioral changes.
The thematic exhibition features The Great Animal Orchestra, an installation commissioned by the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in Paris and created by the musician and bio-acoustics expert Bernie Krause and by the English studio United VisualArtists (UVA) on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name in 2016. The Great Animal Orchestra immerses visitors into the sounds of nature, offering a visual and acoustic renection on the need to preserve the beauty of the animal kingdom.
Moreover, with an exhibition entitled Milano 2030, a pavilion for the city of Milan is inaugurating the new Urban Center headquartered al the Palazzo dell'Arte.
Broken Nature, the XXII Triennale di Milano includes the special exhibition, The Nation of Plants, curated by the plant neurobiologist Stefano Mancuso, and exploring new ways to look at plants not only in terms of resources, but aise for their potential to teach humans to avoid future catastrophes.
La Triennale di Milano is aise pleased to announce, as part of Broken Nature, the inaugural Bee Awards, which will be granted by an international jury. Three projects among the international participations to the XXII Triennale will be selected on the basis of the poignancy of their interpretatlon of the theme, and the quality and relevance of the ideas they put forward. The three trophies - Golden, Black,and Wax Bee - have been realized by three ltalian artists-Chiara Vigo, Oli Bonzanigo, and Bona Calvi. The recipients of the BeeAwards will be announced at the official opening ceremony of the exhibition.