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Twist, An Installation By Mario Airò To Be Unveiled On The Terrace Of The Triennale Design Museum In Milan

May 5, 2016 Shopping No Comments Email Email

Curator Angela Vettese has commissioned a new installation by artist Mario Airò. The installation called Twist will be unveiled at a launch event on 13th April at the Triennale Design Museum and is to be on display at the XXI Triennale International Exhibition during the Salone Del Mobile, the world’s most prestigious design fair.


The installation is created by a thread of optic fibre that changes colour and direction.  Mario Airò uses the medium of light and movement and follows in a tradition rooted in both Italian and Russian futurism and taking influences as diverse as Moholy-Nagy research and the experiments of the Arte Povera movement as well as environmental art from California.  The art work seeks to highlight the relationship between the landscape from the Triennale’s terrace and wraps the city of Milan in a virtual embrace.  Airò’s aim is to show the city’s radical transformation from one area to another through the articulated movement of the sculpture creating a soft and sinuous landscape.

The use of optic fibre allows the viewer to see the changes and variation of the light’s journey from one end of the thread to the other.  The use of two colours at the end of the fibre optic thread creates a chromatic variation that is rooted in two metals, lead and gold.  This is an explicit to the legend of the Philosopher’s stone where it is possible to transform gold into a living metal. Martino Genchi, visual artist and composer, has created a soundtrack to accompany the Twist installation inspired by the idea of change and the energy of transformation, creating a sense of the sound of the planets over time, in a metaphorical journey through the time-space dimension.

Angela Vettese comments: “An integral part of Airò’s homage to existance is the extreme care he takes in the research of his works. Airò has chosen a non-exhibited background which is deeply rooted to the classicism of Italian tradition. Without favouring a specific technique Airò chooses the one that permeates the context, conceiving the artistic language as free to act and free of dogma”.

Shaeren McKenzie, Group Marketing Director of McArthurGlen comments: “We are proud to present this work of art by Mario Airò in the stunning setting that is the Triennale’s terrace. We have worked with curator Angela Vetesse to specially commission this piece for the Salone Del Mobile.  We are delighted to be able to work with the museum in the XXI year of the Triennale exhibition and I am pleased to announce that the installation will be displayed for the launch of the new phases at Serravalle in October.


Launch: April 13th 2016, 8:30 P.M. (Invitation only)
Open by April 14-17th from 12:00 to 3:00 P.M. and from 7:00-11:00 P.M.

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