A Friend, an Ibrahim Mahama’s large-scale temporary installation (sponsored by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi/curated by curated by Massimiliano Gioni) in Milan. The Ghanese artist wrapped Porta Venezia Gateway with hundreds jute sacks. (Shots taken with Fuji X100)
<Through his research and the transformation of materials, Mahama investigates some of today’s most important issues: migration, globalization, and the circulation of goods and peoples across borders and between nations.> (A Friend press kit)
HOEPLI – LA LIBRERIA INTERNAZIONALE, MILANO, APRIL, 8-22, 2016
Spazio espositivo Secondopiano
FUORI is Matteo Ceschi and Federico Ramponi‘s experimental photo project aiming to tell Fuori Salone activities. The project focuses on the side activities at the beginning and at the end of the Fuori Salone week. Neighborhoods (Ticinese, Tortona, Cinque vie, Brera and Lambrate) are swarming with people working hard to maintain their scheduled deadlines. Inside old walls, behind high windows, a new generation of workers reinvigorates Milan’s working tradition. Without them there would be no show! In this reportage people and different locations – which are now classic meeting points for designers, curious people, travelers and the Milanese movida as well – are seen through Matteo Ceschi’s b&w street shots and Federico Ramponi’s knowledge of the world of design.
Finally the show ends. But many people continue to work. Someone disassembles stands; others are driving vans directly back home; still others think of the next edition of Fuori Salone. But one thing is for sure: ideas & partnerships arise during the Milano Design Week.
Just a couple of hours before the official opening of Fuori Salone, former factories and workshops of the Naviglio Neighborhood were swarming with people working hard to maintain the scheduled time. Inside those old walls, behind those high windows, a new generation of workers reinvigorates Milano’s working tradition. Without them there would be no show!