12 April - 7 May (opening 13 April 6.00pm)
In 1959, artists from the Gruppo T brought 'variable T', for time, into art, creating works that rejected immobility. To mark Milan Design Week, the 121+ bookshop presents an exhibition of animated sculptures inspired by the illustrations of Emiliano Ponzi, who draws inspiration from these experiments, an exhibition that imagines illustration "in continuous variation.”
The estranging visual metaphors that are typical of Ponzi's style here, thanks to the makers of The Fablab, leave the two-dimensionality of paper behind to become three-dimensional, changing works. For the second stage of #MakersvsIllustrators, it is clothes - often the protagonists and bearers of other meanings in Ponzi's illustrations - that pay homage to movement through optical effects and physical games in a dialogue between new technologies and traditional methods.