Not-for-profit space Marsèlleria in Milan
May 21 2012
Among the art foundations created by fashion brands, there lies an interesting outsider: shoe brand Marsèll opened the Marsèlleria Permanent Exhibition to sustain the creativity in general by offering an exhibition space and the financial means to create without constraining in any way the involved artists’ aspirations. “Total freedom of speech and of mean of expression” is the space’s guiding principle. Minema, a mini cinema festival; audiovisual experimentations by Invernomuto; performances by Canedicoda; solo shows with Carlos Casas and Luigi Presicce; “Scultura Lingua,” a group show curated by Barbara Meneghel, are only a few of the events hosted since Marsèlleria’s opening in 2009. Other activities include book launches, fashion shows, parties or concerts.
On view since May 5th is a one-person exhibition by Cremona-born Ettore Favini, winner of several national and international prizes and one of the artists selected for this year’s Manifesta. Entitled “Sun Ra,” the site-specific project uses the sun and its observation as a tool to question the time, the memory and our relation to nature and the public space. (Natalie Esteve)