Even The Wind Gets Lost + Dear Design

12 Dec 2013 - 01 Jan 2014, Triennale di Milano, Milan (Italy)

 

The Triennale Design Museum presents Dear Design + Even the wind gets lost, an exhibit of artists Blue and Joy, curated by Lorenzo Palmeri, opening on Tuesday December 10th at 9.30 p.m.

The Berlin-based Italian duo (Fabio La Fauci, Milan , 1977 and Daniel Sigalot , Rome, 1976) “lands” at the Triennale with over three hundred multi-colored aluminum airplanes of various sizes , which will bring a playful wind of return to childhood whilst paying tribute to Milan , the city that saw the birth of the “Blue and Joy” project in 2005.

In January 2013, the paper planes were showcased for the first time in the installation From A to B, a tribute to Alighiero Boetti, a solo exhibit at the Gallery Artra in Milan. They then “flew” to Basel, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Miami, Istanbul, Berlin, Cologne and Hamburg.

Sigalot and La Fauci use the same material, aluminum, to create different symbols: from an airplane to a letter, a letter written by hand, with a typewriter or a computer .

Monumental letters addressed to Destiny, to the Future, to Art, to Achievement and to Tomorrow will be exhibited alongside the paper planes. The language stays the same: irreverent, humorous, sharp witted and subtle . The irony that distinguishes Blue and Joy never deserts them, even when its recipients are abstract and distant bodies who here become acquaintances, friends, neighbors .

The evolving project “Dear Design” designed by Lorenzo Palmeri will make its debut next to the paper planes. A site specific tribute with the letters that the great protagonists of the project wished to address to Design. Senders include Alberto Alessi, Mario Bellini, Michele De Lucchi, Alessandro Mendini and Isao Hosoe.