The poetics of the object; of the object found, the object kept lovingly, on the shelf of a bookcase or in a drawer at home to revive it whenever we feel like it. An object of worship of the past life, of far away adventures, exotic travels within ourselves. A handful of stones from the American deserts of the West, an ashtray from the 1930s, a nostalgic acid green rotary phone that was able to serve the artistic duo Bianco-Valente "translating our words into electrical signals that have spread our ideas around the world"; a collection of weights from the early twentieth century re-emerged by chance, during the conversion of an industrial factory in Milan, a Polaroid SX-70 Land Camera (Model 3) bellows-shaped, and also old comic books, a plaster cast of a hand, a pair of work gloves. Anonymous objects, small traces, memories of places, signs of the time; the exhibition "Objects (in the name of love)" brings together 40 objects that emerge from the daily lives of as many characters of the contemporary culture. Curated by Susanna Legrenzi and hosted during the week of the Salone del Mobile 2012 in Walter Voulaz's store in Via Manzoni 29, this exhibition explores the sentimental value of objects, that invisible bond that unites men and memories, the metaphysical poetry intrinsic in an object that becomes a silent witness to history.
Curator Susanna Legrenzi
Costanza Algranti, Luca Andreoni, Antonio Aricò, Bianco-‐‑Valente, Luca Campigotto, Sergio Calatroni, Letizia Cariello, Alejandro Céron, CLS, Gianluigi Colin, Demian Conrad, Alberto Coretti, Love Difference, Natascia Fenoglio, Lia Ferrari, Odoardo Fioravanti, Tommaso Giocoladelli, Gumdesign, Giancarlo Iliprandi, Giovanni Innella, Francesco Jodice, Stefano Maffei, Jorge Manes Rubio, Gualtiero Marchesi, Maurizio Maselli, Stefano Mirti, Giovanni Muzio, Davide Oldani, Lorenzo Palmeri, Donata Paruccini, Marco Petroni, Pier Paolo Pitacco, Emiliano Ponzi, Olivia Porta, Giorgio Possenti, Antonio Scarponi, Massimiliano Simonetta, Marta Sforni, Sovrappensiero Design Studio, Delfino Sisto Legnani, Carlo Stanga, Toni Thorimbert, Lola Toscani, Dominic Wilcox, Andrea Valle