Curated by Mariuccia Casadio, the exhibition begins to immediately unfold in the external corridor upon entry and continues through to the internal spaces, juxtaposing the themes of light and air through two very different and opposing acceptations. Inside, three suspended macro structures, or cages, are covered in small, polychromatic modules of gelatine plastic activated by fans and electric projectors that move the compositions, generating and diffusing reflections and colourful plays of light and shade while inducing low-tech resonances—the sounds of mechanical contrivances—within the surrounding space. Outside, patchwork bands of multicoloured semi-transparent fabrics compose a long, suspended canopy that welcomes the visitors and becomes a filter to the natural elements and the random effects related to the season, hour of day and atmospheric conditions and interferences.
Extraordinarily empathic to the Missoni lexicon, the works of American artist Rachel Hayes—already embraced by Angela to contextualise the 2018 Summer runway collection in celebration of her 20th anniversary as creative director and subsequently featured in the latest campaign and a custom-designed indoor installation for the Missoni flagship store on Madison Avenue—are now the protagonists of an environmental art project in Milan, the first in Italy specifically dedicated to her work, entitled Blowing in the Wind and opening on April 14th in the Missoni showroom in via Solferino.
Missoni Showroom, Via Solferino 9