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FORNASETTI PRESENTA: S/OGGETTI PARZIALI BY CARLO DELL’ACQUA



“Fornasetti Presenta” is the new multi-purpose art space jointly created by Barnaba Fornasetti, artistic director of the atelier, and Valeria Manzi, the co-curator of cultural projects. A space where Fornasetti’s world mingles with other art forms.
The project, which started earlier this year with the collaboration with the British artist Anj Smith, is set to continue with the “S/Oggetti parziali” by Carlo Dell’Acqua. 
Invited to work with some of Fornasetti’s most iconic pieces, Dell’Acqua has readily accepted the challenge by focusing on the symbol of the atelier’s creativity: the face of Lina Cavalieri. The artist has manipulated, torn to pieces, annihilated and then reassembled Fornasetti porcelains, giving new life to the face of the famous soprano. The entire series of works will be displayed for the first time ever.

S/OGGETTI PARZIALI
by Carlo Dell’Acqua
from 25 September to 16 November 2019
Opening 24 September 2019, 6.30pm

Fornasetti
Corso Venezia 21/A (corner via Senato)
Milano


23 September 2019

THE QUIRINAL PALACE HOUSES TWO ICONIC FORNASETTI FURNITURE ITEMS


Two iconic pieces of Fornasetti furniture will enrich the residence of the President of the Italian Republic, on the occasion of the “Quirinale Contemporaneo” project.
From 5 July, the Trumeau “Architettura” and the Curved Table “Libri” will permanently embellish the rooms of the Palazzo, together with other 20th century works of art and design.
The collection, created on the initiative of the President of the Republic, aims to be representative of Italian genius and excellence in the artistic and design spheres.
In particular, the Curved Table “Libri” has been selected for Sergio Mattarella’s personal study in the Palazzina del Fuga.

Photo Courtesy Quirinale

01 July 2019

THE NEW FORNASETTI EXHIBITION IN SWEDEN 


From 14 June 2019 to 26 January 2020 Artipelag, the international art museum and multi-purpose space in the outskirts of Stockholm, will host the exhibition “Fornasetti Inside Out Outside In”.
It is the fruit of a collaboration between Artipelag and the Milanese atelier. Curated by Barnaba Fornasetti, Jessica Höglund, Valeria Manzi and Bo Nilsson, it develops a dialogue with the architecture of the museum that narrates the figure of Piero Fornasetti in all his complexity, revealing his many faces and encompassing his entire output, from paintings to drawings, from graphic art to furniture, from design objects to installations, right up to the contemporary work of Barnaba Fornasetti, the atelier’s current artistic director.The title “Inside Out Outside In” refers to a dual journey: the journey that begins in Fornasetti’s imagination and transports his creativity onto everyday objects (“Inside Out”), and the unbounded journey into the dream world of the Milanese atelier that its creations manage to inspire in the viewer (“Outside In”).

14 June 2019

THE RULE OF DREAMS: AN INSTALLATION BY FORNASETTI AT VENICE T FONDACO DEI TEDESCHI

07 May 2019

Fornasetti’s dreamlike world comes to Venice and pays homage to the city and its artistic heritage with a site-specific installation at the T Fondaco dei Tedeschi.

Featuring silhouettes of female faces, irreverent monkeys and hands slicing through the air, the art installation develops along the different areas of the building, once the trading place for German merchants working in Venice and now converted into a department store.

Fornasetti’s universe dialogues with the historical signs through a game of references and continued reversals between different codes and eras, paying tribute to the frescoes of the great Venetian Masters Giorgione and Tiziano who, in the sixteenth century were on the facade of the building, just like today the large disks depicting the Fornasetti’s muse Lina Cavalieri.   

THE RULE OF DREAMS
An installation by Barnaba Fornasetti and Valeria Manzi
From 8 May to 24 November 2019
T Fondaco dei Tedeschi,
Calle del Fontego dei Tedeschi, Rialto Bridge,
Venice

FORNASETTI AT MUSEO POLDI PEZZOLI

05 April 2019

On the occasion of the Milan Art Week, Anj Smith reinterpreted some of Fornasetti’s icons.The painterly contribution by the English artist includes a trumeau-bureau, and the famed vases and plates from the ‘Tema e Variazioni’ series in a harmonious exchange with the masterpieces from the Milanese house-turned-museum. 
The exhibition “Anj Smith. The mountain of the Muse” will be open to the public from April 3 to May 12, 2019

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