Copper at Triennale di Milano


trameCopper, interpreted in all its multiple forms and applications, is the main theme of Copper Crossings, Copper Shapes in Contemporary Art, Design, Technology and Architecture presented at Triennale di Milano from September 16th to November 9th, 2014. This is the first exhibition looking at copper from a different point of view thanks to an interdisciplinary approach with more than 250 pieces representative of the various sectors of the exhibition (contemporary arts, design, architecture, science, technology, objects). All the pieces in the show are on loan from the major museums, galleries and private collections in Italy and Europe. Some of them have not been shown to the public for quite some time, some others have been specifically realized for the exhibition. Works from contemporary artists like Lucio Fontana, Carl Andre, Marisa Merz, Hidetoshi Nagasawa, Remo Salvadori,  are shown in the contemporary art section, while the design section shows contributions from Antonio Citterio, Shiro Kuramata, Ross Lovegrove, Gio Ponti/Paolo De Poli, Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Ettore Sottsass to mention a few. In the section on architecture, some scale models of projects from architects such as Mecanoo, Renzo Piano, Aldo Rossi, Steven Holl Architects and James Stirling will be presented. The section on technology will be set up permanently within the collections of the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan after the show. Within the exhibition, a charity event will be hosted in November. The proceeds will be donated to Dynamo Camp and its recreational therapy activities for ill children.