The theatrical Plessi will be coming to Milan for a truly amazing double bill. From 27 June to 10 September 2023, the artist will be landing - the most appropriate term - in the Sala delle Cariatidi at Palazzo Reale in Milan.
MARIVERTICALI is the title of the exhibition promoted and produced by the Municipality of Milan, Palazzo Reale and Studio Plessi.
Curated by Bruno Corà, Alberto Fiz and Marco Tonelli, with the layout by Lissoni e Partners, the exhibition moves through gigantic boats in which Plessi has installed a monitor displaying a constant flow of gold. Twelve steel structures of nine metres in height, dedicated to the planet’s oceans, that the artist has chosen to exhibit without regard for their function. He has tilted them, so that they almost seem as though they are about to fall. A precarious balance, where the boats are a metaphor for humanity, now more than ever subject to extreme instability.
The exhibition in Milan is linked to that in Brescia, where gold and water are the two main themes, developing in different manners despite maintaining the same metaphorical image. As Plessi himself maintains: “Everything is ready, and we can set sail on these new electronic Noah’s arks, which rise towards the skies for us, incredulous and amazed contemporary digital aboriginals”. A visionary reporter of time, Plessi never fails to amaze, conquering both the 2023 Capital of Culture and the capital of economics, fashion, design and, perhaps, even of Italian contemporary art.
Opening image: Fabrizio Plessi, MARIVERTICALI, Milan, Italy, 2023. Courtesy Fabrizio Plessi