Artemide Tolomeo’s wall lamps and DAW armchairs designed by Charles & Ray Eames are just small details of our Marsala Apartment, the ideal accommodation for contemporary art lovers who want to dive into a vortex of exhibitions and events.
The apartment welcomes its guests with design furniture and objects, hosting them in the two bedrooms, each equipped with private bathrooms (one with a bathtub) and offers a perfect relaxation area in the spacious living room.
Your first day at the discovery of the Milanese contemporary art begins with a good coffee in the open kitchen of the apartment and moves straight at PAC, the Pavilion of Contemporary Art, in via Palestro 14. The building hosts the exhibition “The appearance of what you don’t see” by Armin Linke: a collection of photographs combined with texts and audio, which have been selected from the more than twenty thousand photographs produced by the artist. The exhibition tells the effects of the global transformation, making itself logbook of the fundamental economic, environmental and technological changes in the world. It will be open until January 6, 2017.
After a day dedicated to the German-Italian artist, a relaxing evening at home is the best way to recharge the batteries and warm up your soul. The advice is to lower the lights, select a relaxing music, make it echo in the rooms and soak in the tub for a warm and regenerative bath.
The next morning the alarm will ring early. Ready for a day dedicated to the independent galleries in Milan! To be added on your agenda there are: the Viasaterna Gallery, born in 2011 thanks to the idea of the Italian artist Irene Crocco; Dimora Antica Gallery, a place of meeting and cultural study on the relationship between current art affairs and the mythical language; and Studiolo, a small company that wants to give space and voice to young Italian and international artists.
If you want to finish the day with an Italian dinner, you can prepare it yourself in the kitchen of the Marsala Apartment. A few meters from the apartment, Eataly offers you all the best products from Italian brands you will need to prepare a delicious dinner for you and your guests.
However, for those who wants to continue the journey within contemporary art even during the dinner, the advice is to head to the Dry Cocktail & Pizza in via Solferino. Equipped with an installation made by the video artist Anna Valeria Borsari, this place is unique for the unusual match that offers: Pizza & mixology! In fact, you can taste the creations of molecular gastronomy, which provides for solid cocktails made of foams, jellies, powders and crystals, all created by transforming food. That little bit of extra to be absolutely tried.
To end beautifully your stay, you have to visit the show “Maybe Metaphysics” by Marc Camille Chaimowicz, on display at the Triennale. For the first solo show in an Italian public institution, the artist has conceived an exhibition project linked to the history and architecture of the Palazzo dell’Arte through works that reveal the formal and emotional affinity with the most dreamy of the avant-gardes – the Metaphysics – and with the artistic experiences that have collected its heritage.
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