Check out the shows that our bookstores and our studio in Milan will host during Salone del Mobile 2017 (4-9 April).
Opening cocktail thursday 6 April 6:00 pm
Each face tells much more than it shows: it is ‘identity’ and presentation. Faces, all made up of the same variables yet always different, have fascinated artists from every era. During Fuori Salone 2017, an exhibition at 121+ will feature 10 illustrators - Andrea Antinori, Steven Guarnaccia, Sarah Mazzetti, Miguel Nobrega, Fanette Mellier, Joanna Neborsky, Somin Ahn, Mauro Bubbico, Mistergatto and Alessio D’Ellena – and 20 posters, in a collection of faces and variants. The exhibition is accompanied by a selection of books and graphic works focused on the concept of the face, by illustrators including Bruno Munari and Giosetta Fioroni.
In honour of the FuoriSalone and Alla faccia! show, the Designer stamp sets by Corraini Edizioni will grow with the addition of a new set of stamps designed by Olimpia Zagnoli dedicated to faces.
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The Corraini Edizioni studio in Via Savona will host the show Salone del mobàil, with airborne and dangling works by illustrators including Bruno Munari, Katsumi Komagata, Valerio Vidali and Sue Doeksen. Come visit the exhibition from the 121+ Bookstore and enjoy a cup of coffee on the house.
The show will be open during working hours from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Libreria 121+, Via Savona 17/5 - 20144 - Milan · t. 0236584119 · email@example.com
At Rotonda Corraini inside Muba, a section of the show Alla faccia! celebrates an artist who has based his books, drawings and sculptures on the face: Bruno Munari. To celebrate the last month of the exhibition Forbidden not to Touch dedicated to him and the reprint of his classic “Alla Faccia”, the bookstore will host a show of Munari faces.
Just like identities, faces can also be constructed through different types of “signs”, countless faces with such different characteristics.
Rotonda Corraini, via E. Besana 12 - 20122 - Milan · t. 02 36536216 · firstname.lastname@example.org
Props, sets, costumes, masks, weapons and furniture are key elements of theatre narrative. They can be original or anachronistic, part of the script or additions in the tradition of representations. But certain props can become a true synecdoche of the works themselves: what do you think of, for example, when you hear the word skull?
The Corraini in Piccolo bookstore will host Oggetti di scena, an exhibition in which nine graphic designers and illustrators – Chiara Terraneo, Matteo Riva, Noemi Vola, Zosia Dzierżawska, La Tigre, Alvvino, Giacomo Bagnara and Pietro Corraini – interpret ten theatre masterpieces – from Shakespeare to Brecht, from Euripides to Goldoni, from Aristophanes to Pinter – through the evolution of a prop.
Corraini in Piccolo, Via Rovello, 2 - 20121 - Milan · t. +39 02 72333504 · email@example.com