Rotonda di via Besana
11 April - 8 June 2008

An event celebrating the young Italian star in the world of design, capable of emblematic, sensational and impressive gestures. The exhibition, curated by Beppe Finessi, is a courageous tribute to an author at the height of his creativity and vitality, between industrial, interior and set design.

A brand new interpretation of the space, in which the relation with the existing structure has been conceived in a dialectical and complex way, between affinity and contrast. At the entrance the exhibition set up totally denies the location, limits contracts and dissolves it, creating some kind of silent preamble in fragments, where – in a gathered and closed ambient, the smallest and more precious objects of Novembre’s work are displayed.

Then you immediately find yourself under the skylight, completely plunged in the space of the Rotonda. This second moment, blasting, fluent and impressive as in a movie, is dominated by the presence of a long ribbon that physically follows back the flight paths of the swallows, that the subtititle of the exhibition evokes – from a small sheet of paper that a street poet gave to Novembre some years ago – and takes the visitor along the same free paths of project of the author.

The interpretation of the work of this young author becomes the chance for a true original staging. Poising in the air, the ribbon brings us in the reading of Novembre’s thought through the fields of affections on which his creativity has been reflecting for years: heart, love, sex, body, nature, profiles and…long flights. A journey through interior designs, objects from the past (the first objects, dating back to 1988, had already received awards and kudos from the critics) and others displayed for the very first time, all interpreted in a strikingly original way.

Concomitantly with the exhibition a monograph on the author will be published by Skira.

Fabio Novembre
Teach me the freedom of swallows
Milano, Rotonda di via Besana
Via Enrico Besana, 12
11 April – 8 June 2008

Curator: Beppe Finessi
Exhibition design: Peter Bottazzi

Exhibition produced by: Comune di Milano – Cultura and Change Performing Arts
In collaboration with: Independent Ideas
With the support of : Fiat, Bodino
With the contribution of: Sicis and Stuart Weitzman and Una Hotels & Resorts

Press conference: thursday 10th april 2008, h 12.00, Rotonda di via Besana
Preview: thursday 10th april 2008, h 18.30
Hours: monday h 14.30-19.30;
tuesday, wednesday, friday, saturday and sunday h 9.30-19.30;
thursday h 9.30-22.30
open on 25 April and 1 May
Monday 2 June: 9.30 - 19.30
Information: +39 02.76009085
Entrance: free

During the Salone del Mobile, from the 16th to the 21st April 2008, the exhibition will be open daily till h 22.30

Teach me the freedom of swallows by Fabio Novembre

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