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The programme intends to flank the exhibition in introducing and bringing the audience closer to Ponti’s multi-faceted activities: architecture and design, teaching and publishing, decoration and scenography; a legacy that has no equal in terms of versatility, flair, and commitment. A five-lesson long path designed to outline the professional profile of a person who actively participated in the re-birth of post-war Italian design.
In issue 53 of “Domus” of May 1932, Gio Ponti published a short but incisive article on photography in relation to sector publishing, in which he showed a very acute awareness of the use of photography and its implications that, together with the interests that Ponti always nourished for art, publishing, fashion and advertising, could not but determine the development of a sophisticated visual communication strategy.
Starting from the “Domus” experience but also from the subsequent magazines in which he would write such as “Stile”, “Bellezza. Mensile dell’alta moda e di vita italiana” and “Aria d’Italia”, the lesson will retrace Gio Ponti’s relationship with publishing and is aimed at establishing a circularity of intent and cultural references that was able to bring together architectural and design culture, integrating these areas with decorative arts, a mirror of the most significant arts, and fashion.
Roberto Dulio is an associated professor of History of Architecture at the Polytechnic Institute of Milan. He has curated exhibitions and published books and essays. He was the editor of the magazine “L’architettura cronache e storia” and has collaborated with other magazines including “Casabella” and “Domus”.
9 Feb 2023 ore 18:00
talkWomen artists and feminism in ItalyFor a non-hegemonic rereading of Art History
10 Feb 2023 ore 18:30
books at MAXXIRoma. Dal Rinascimento ai giorni nostriby Vittorio Sgarbi
14 Feb 2023 ore 11:00
promoValentine’s Day at MAXXITogether for a day or a year?
14 Feb 2023 ore 18:00
talkTheory and practice in engineeringNina Rappaport with William Baker
15 Feb 2023 ore 18:00
auteur conversationsIrene Fenara
16 Feb 2023 ore 18:00
talkFan BoOpere/Artworks 2015-2020