Wednesday 16 July 2014

Ron Gilad, Intervallo, Unfinished Italy

Three events and a selection of documentaries and films bringing the general public rather than just enthusiasts closer to the world of design and architecture with the Milano Design Film Festival. Examples of weight..
For three consecutive Wednesdays, the anecdotes and stories of directors and experts in the field will introduce and accompany the screenings curated by Antonella Dedini and Silvia Robertazzi, highlighting the characteristics and points of particular interest.

Wednesday 16 July, h 20.00
Ron Gilad. The Logical, the Ironic and the Absurd
by Francesca Molteni, 2013, ’30, English, Italian subtitled
MAXXI Piazza, Spazio YAP – admittance free

A reportage of Ron Gilad’s first solo exhibition, opened in July 2013 at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. “Ron Gilad. The Logical, the Ironic, and the Absurd” is its title and it includes approximately 100 works, most of which were designed and produced in 2013 by Italian manufacturers. Born at Tel Aviv, today he lives and works in Tel Aviv and Milan. Over the past year, he has received the Wallpaper Design Award (Designer of the Year; Best Domestic Design) and the Elle Décor International Design Award (Designer of the Year; Furniture Design).

Wednesday 16 July, h 21.15
by Alterazioni Video, Italy 2007, ’38, Mute
MAXXI Piazza, Spazio YAP – admittance free
A journey through the italian landscape discovering the wonderful architectures of the unfinished sicilian style projects.

Wednesday 16 July, h 21.30
Unfinished Italy
by Benoit Felici, France 2011, ’34, Italian, English subtitled
MAXXI Piazza, Spazio YAP – admittance free

A foray into the unfinished, Italy’s most prominent architectural style between the end of WWII and the present day. Stadiums without audiences, hospitals without patients, theatres that after 50 years have not yet seen their premiere: buildings given up on halfway through their construction, fallen into ruin before they were ever used, are an integral part of the Italian architectural landscape. These ruins, whose future has already passed and whose present carries the taste of an eternal wait, act as an invitation to meditate about time.

Antonella Dedini Architect and designer
Silvia Robertazzi ?MiCue Milano Design Partner
Benoit Felici Director
Ron Gilad Designer
Francesca Molteni Director

Previous events
Wednesday 9 July | Eames: The Architect & The Painter
Wednesday 1 July | The Architecture of Carlo Scarpa

This event is part of YAP MAXXI 2014Play with architecture