Amazing success for the exhibition at Triennale Design Museum “Piero Fornasetti 100 anni di follia pratica” ended on Sunday 9th of February 2014 attended by 37.468 visitors.
On the occasion of the centenary of Piero Fornasetti’s birth, the Triennale Design Museum presents a first grand and unprecedented exhibition of the artist’s work, curated by Barnaba Fornasetti.
Triennale Design Museum chose to pay tribute to Fornasetti to underscore the artist’s role and propose a new and more correct reading of his work in the context of the critical and theoretical debate on ornament as a structural element of project.
The exhibition’s path walks through the artist’s start as a painter in the spirit of Novecento, his artist’s books printing workshop, his tight collaboration with Gio Ponti in the 1950s and 1060s and the harder 1970s until 1988, the year of Fornasetti’s death, and covers a long period overawed on the whole by the ruling rationalist dogma of functionality in architecture and design, which confined Fornasetti to a marginal role, but still could not stifle his volcanic creativity.
The exhibition includes more than 1000 pieces, mostly from the extraordinary Fornasetti archive in Milan, curated by Barnaba Fornasetti, who still carries on his father’s work.
Triennale di Milano
13th November 2013 – 9th February 2014
viale Alemagna 6, Milan
Curated by Barnaba Fornasetti
Catalogue Corraini Edizioni
Tuesday-Sunday 10.30 – 20.30
Thursday: 10.30 – 23.00
Triennale Christmas opening times:
24th and 31st December: closed
25th December: 2pm – 8.30pm
1st January: 2pm – 8.30pm
6th January: open all day