The intensity of the gaze

The American artist John Currin, who uses distorted forms to describe the reality, talks about his cultural references: from the photography of Carlo Mollino to paintings by Poussin.


Art / Beatrice Zamponi


Choices that make choices

Mirko Rizzi, the founder of Marsèlleria in Milan, talks about how he created an atypical space for contemporary art with a programme that is independent and dedicated to young Italian artists.


Art / Gabi Scardi

Nothing is forever, nothing is sacred

Catching up with Rahul Mehrotra, at the Urban Age conference hosted by the Architecture Biennale 2016, the Indian architect presents his concept of “ephemeral urbanism”.


Architecture / Philippa Nicole Barr


A lake of the mind

A discussion with Steven Holl on intuition, pragmatism and creativity, on design as a form of thought and, above all, on his cabin in Rhinebeck, the Round Lake Hut.


Architecture / Diana Carta


Beauty, value and survival

Catching up with Kunlé Adeyemi, at the recent “Shaping Cities” Urban Age conference hosted by the Architecture Biennale 2016, we asked him about lessons learned, the value of beauty as a survival strategy, and the resourcefulness of communities like Makoko.


Architecture / Philippa Nicole Barr

Faraway, so close

With the open-call due to end on 10 July and the new edition set to open in May 2017, curators Angela Rui and Maja Vardjan offer us a preview of the content and aims of the 25th edition of the Ljubljana Biennial, the oldest dedicated to design.


Design / Maria Cristina Didero