salones past…

…so as was obvious from the last couple of posts, i could not get to Milan last week due to THAT volcano eruption. My reason for going was to visit the annual art/design fair held in Milan, generally known as the “Salone”. The whole city throws open its doors for a week or so with many beautiful, generally inaccessible corners of the city suddenly becoming open to the general public. Anyway obviously i missed it this year so i thought i would dedicate the next couple of posts to Salones gone by… (forgive the quality of some of the photos – did not have such a nice camera in them days…)

Salone 2007 – is it just me or is this Swarovski crystal curtain a tad vaginal???

Swarovski installation from the 2007 Milan Salone – a magnificent and sparkly palace of tackyness…marvellous

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In 2008 Michelangelo Pistoletto was given the medieval market space in the heart of the city, Loggia dei Mercanti in which he installed the Segno Arte Uffici:

kinetic work by Pistoletto, pedalling the  bike creates the power to light up his segno arte

A 3 metre square version of the Metro Cubo d’Infinito (Cubic Meter of Infinity) again by Pistoletto,with an entirely mirrored interior, it is kind of overwhelming and compelling when you get inside, i hung about for hours trying to experience it on my own, but it proved too popular a spot.

inside the cube

I really wish i could claim authorship to this beautiful photograph, but it was taken by Enrico Amici (you can see him snapping away inside the cube in the exterior picture looking in – directly below the bike film).

…and just for fun i will end this post with some more Swarovski tack form 2008, a giant revolving crystal rendition of the globe…hurrah:

(wonder what i was talking about???)

more archive salone posts through the week…

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4 responses to “salones past…

  1. MVP as usual you are a trend setter and a style maven: the best thing to do at this Salone was to stay home (volcano or not volcano).. most of the conversations I eavesdropped were about memorable things from ’07/’08/’09 editions.. My opinion in a line: it was more about the design and less about the installations. Definitely less money was spent. And the design was just boring..

  2. Sure, I have pictures for you! They are not good, but if you take off the sepia effect you can still read the objects..

  3. Pingback: salone3… « mvp – work in progress

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