The Milanese non-profit organization Assab One, founded by Elena Quarestani, offers since 2002 a research space to artists, and at the same time gives the public the possibility to approach the processes of art.
Unable to continue this activity freely due to the lockdown for the health emergency, the association has completely renewed its appearance with a new urban artwork, now accessible to the entire community.
It is a 45 m linear wall drawing by French-Milanese designer and artist Nathalie du Pasquier, co-founder of Memphis Group. Conceived during the quarantine and completed a few days ago, the work — the first in an urban space designed by du Pasquier — covers the outer walls of Assab One, at the crossroads between Via Assab and Via Benadir, in north-east Milan.
“La Facciata is a work of public art, a possible model of expression and diffusion of art in this moment of social distancing” says Elena Quarestani. “But looking further ahead, it is above all an invitation to institutions, companies and individual citizens to consider the care and development of our city’s neighbourhoods as necessary actions to ensure social cohesion, respect for the territory, and security.”
- La Facciata
- Nathalie du Pasquier