Starting on April 14, for a month, the Ordine degli Architetti of Milan hosts the exhibition “Una galleria lunga quarant’anni”, a unique collection of original drawings by more than 30 internationally renowned architects and designers who exhibited their works at the Galleria Jannone in the last 40 years: from Mendini to Gregotti, from Sottsass to De Lucchi, from Gio Ponti to Botta, to Cibic, Muzio, Aldo Rossi, Álvaro Siza and many others.
The exhibition, curated by Franco Raggi, celebrates the anniversary of the Galleria, by gathering works of some of the most famous international architects and designers who over the years have shown their work at Galleria Jannone (they include Raimund Johann Abraham, Alessandro Mendini, Franco Purini, Massimo Scolari, Superstudio, Leon Krier, Ernesto La Padula, Roberto Gabetti & Aimaro Isola, Guglielmo Mozzoni, Guglielmo Ulrich, Massimo Josa Ghini, Aldo Cibic, Mario Botta, Andrea Branzi, Ugo La Pietra, Luca Pignatelli, Valentino Parmiani, Peter Eisenman, John Hejduk, James Stirling, O.M. Ungers and Franco Raggi). The authors that are part of this review, which is sponsored by the Ordine degli Architetti di Milano (Order of Architects of Milan), represent the most important figures from nearly 150 exhibits that took place between 1976 and the present.
April 14 – May 14,2015
opening April 16, 9.15 pm, with Antonia Jannone, Alessandro Mendini, Arduino Cantafora, Franco Raggi
Una galleria lunga quarant’anni
Ordine degli Architetti di Milano
Via Solferino 17–19, Milano
He was born in Milan in 1945, where he graduated in architecture in 1969. In 1973, with Aldo Rossi, he organised the International Section of Architecture at the Triennial in Milan, and he organised the first critical exhibition on Italian Radical Design for the IDZ (Internationale Design Zentrum) in Berlin.
In 1979-80 he was responsible for the Design Collection at the Triennial in Milan. From 1977 to 1980 he was editor-in-chief of MODO Design magazine, which he ran until 1983. As an author and designer he has participated in various exhibitions, including: “Absence Presence” (Bologna 1978), “Fifty years of Italian architecture” (Milan 1979), “Provokationen” (Düsseldorf 1982), “La neomerce” (Milan-Paris 1985). In 1983, for the XVII Triennial in Milan. he conceived and organised the exhibition “Houses of the Triennial”. In the XVIII Triennial in 1989 he organised the Design Section of the Exhibition “The future of metropolises”. He has designed and produced objects for: Fontana Arte, Kartell, Barovier&Toso, Cappellini, Poltronova, Roset, Luceplan, Artemide, Danese and Zeus. He is a lecturer in the Architecture of Interiors at the ISIA in Florence. He lives and works in Milan.
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