Fondazione Bisazza is inaugurated
For years the Bisazza business has dialogued and experimented with celebrated artists and designers. In collaboration with international institutions it now opens a foundation to increase its cultural heritage and present new projects.
Geographically it was born in Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza), from the conversion of an industrial complex into a gallery of more than 64,000 square feet designed by Carlo Dal Bianco, that is open to the public.
But in concept, Fondazione Bisazza for contemporary Design and Architecture is on a borderline territory, where art, design and architecture exchange modalities, experiences and prospects.
Directed by Maria Cristina Didero, the foundation hosts a rich permanent collection constituted of installations by artists and designers that try their hand at making mosaic pieces with an artistic verve.
Among these are Tord Boontje, Aldo Cibic, Sandro Chia, Jaime Hayon, Alessandro Mendini, Fabio Novembre, Mimmo Paladino, Andrée Putman, Ettore Sottsass, Studio Job, Patricia Urquiola and Marcel Wanders.
Surrounded by white buildings, alternated with garden-areas and trees and with an entire room dedicated to each piece, the latest addition of the foundation is the area that will host temporary exhibitions.
It kicks off with a retrospective presented at London Design Museum by architect John Pawson, "Plain Space", adapted to the spaces of Monteccio, that displays the site specific piece “1:1”.
Photos via fondazionebisazza.it
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