Until March 12th, in Milan, the Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea Gallery hosts an exhibition dedicated to the works of Alessandro Mendini
Alessandro Mendini has always placed collaboration with other artists, architects, designers, craftsmen, musicians, and writers at the center of his work. From the editorial staff of the legendary Casabella magazine to Atelier Mendini, from the Alessi production to the Groningen Museum. There are maybe thousands of names with which he has worked on the idea that heterogeneous groups and associations can give rise to aesthetic revolutions.
“In the Garden of Eden. A landscape of things with Alessandro Mendini and friends.” This is the title of the exhibition dedicated to his work that, until March 12th, will be on show at the Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea Gallery. Born from an idea of Antonio Colombo and curated by Stefano Casciani with the collaboration of Elisa and Fulvia Mendini, it collects the works of some authors who have accompanied Medini in small and large projects. The works presented in the exhibition and the accompanying catalog are paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, glass, furniture, and objects, as unique pieces or as editions. Together, they define an intellectual, cultural, and physical landscape of authors who are an important presence in the Italian and international art and design scene.
“In the Garden of Eden. A landscape of things with Alessandro Mendini and friends.”: until March 12th, the exhibition will be on show at the Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea Gallery
Next to new editions by Medini himself, on show, there are the works of many artists. Vincent Beaurin, Massimo Caiazzo, Arduino Cantafora, Stefano Casciani, Carla Ceccariglia, Pierre Charpin, Riccardo Dalisi, Michele De Lucchi, Massimo Giacon, Anna Gili, Bruno Gregory, Alessandro Guerriero, Maria Christina Hamel, Jaime Hayon, Dorota Koziara, Alex Mocika, Magic Eye, Mimmo Paladino, Franco Raggi, Karim Rashid, Studio Job, and Oscar Tusquets.
This is how the “Mendini Theorem” is demonstrated: the idea of collective work can be realized all the more, generate important works, have a long and happy life, the more generous is the opening of each project to other voices, in a great Gesamtkunstwerk of visions, forms, and people.