An exhibition and monography on one of the undoubted masters of shape and colour, who is also an incisive critic and intellectual editor of magazines: the radical Casabella from the 70s and postmodern Domus the 80s.
Marca’s spring expo examines the critical aspects of Alessandro Mendini’s visual production through key works such as Poltrona Proust, Kandissi, Tavolo spaziale, Mobile infinito, Lassù and a brand new project realised ad hoc for MARCA. Architect, designer and artist, Mendini has gradually evolved a system of images set in a Utopia, rich in concepts and advanced living solutions. Linking his experience to arte povera and radical design, and later to Neo-modernism, Mendini, with his object-characters, his shapes and paintings, is the narrator of a sensitive environment that is trying to contact man through his soul. Architecture, interiors, furniture, paintings, objects, decorations and deliberately elaborate colours all attempt to establish a contact with those who use them and admire them. “I like irony and jokes, I avoid rhetoric and try to ensure my things do the same, becoming in some ways toys for adults, but endowed with a mystical, ritual sense, a sense of how they will be used and the everyday gestures of everyday life”. Alessandro Mendini