Domus guides at Salone del mobile and Fuorisalone 2019

5VIE: events not to be missed

Five exhibitions and dozens of dedicated projects will make the most central Design Week’s district a “distributed museum”. Special guest: Ugo La Pietra.

Kiki Van Eijk, Space Poetry in "Connect", Cesare Correnti 14

5VIE returns as a “distributed design museum” with five solo shows and dozens of prestigious exhibitions in the district’s key places. In addition to the usual appointments – the Design Pride by Seletti and Masterly The Dutch in Milan that is dedicated to the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death – curators Maria Cristina Didero, Annalisa Rosso and Nicolas Bellevance-Lecompte were asked to trace the editorial line of the district through site-specific installations that reaffirm the attention towards the territory.

At the Oratorio della Passione, Didero works with the Lebanese designer Carlo Massoud in order to raise, through its solo show “Il pesce e gli astanti”, some of the hottest topics of Middle East political debate, such as the prohibition of veiling in public bodies or the uncontrolled building speculation to the detriment of traditional residences. Annalisa Rosso curates “Human code”, an exhibition by Roberto Sironi in SIAM’s underground that traces the salient stages of HOMO species through objects and finds that are emblematic of 300,000 years of evolution.

At San Bernardino alle Monache church “L’ultima cera” by Anton Alvarez, a sculptor and designer who experiments with new techniques for casting bronze, will be held. Curated by Nicolas Bellavance-Lecompte in collaboration with Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, the exhibition will show the results of the extruder use – a metal cylinder hanging from the ceiling with chains – that presses two tons on the wax and pushes it through different molds, then it cools down in a cold water pool. Once the shape is ready, the wax is melted in the bronze in order to be unique. 

Via Cesare Correnti 14 will host two other exhibitions: “Connect” by Kiki Van Eijk and Joost Van Bleiswijk on connection topic and “Territorial Design, Genius Loci” by Ugo La Pietra, the special guest of this edition, which explores local craftsmanship as an essential research base for art and design.

Among the other stagings, there are the “Rugo-rama” raw tapestries by FORO Studio + Alessandro Iovine, a seaside in Milan by Sara Ricciardi for Serge Ferrari brand and the “Echo” installation by the Chilean studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen at Palazzo Litta. 

Design district:
Fuorisalone 2019
Opening dates:
April 9-14, 2019
Milan, downtown
Wednesday April 10, from 7 to 11 pm
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