Damien & The Love Guru, Miart, from 5th to 07th April, 2019, Milan.
The project is the display for a booth of Damien and the Love Guru in Miart fair in Milan. It consists in a series of simple tiles made with mdf wood. The choice of the mdf wood, a fire-proof material, comes from a reflection on safety norms regarding the realization of spaces dedicated to contemporary art. The decision to show it is an attempt to exhibit in a simple way the technical reality of this kind of spaces, most of the time covered or hidden. A series of tiles created different volumes/elements to exhibit works. Following the relationship with the artist and her works, we wanted to build an environment that reinterprets the traditional layout of archeology museums. A homogeneous but strongly characterized background able to emphasize the works, thus differentiating itself from the traditional white cube that characterizes the fair booth.
Damien & The Love Guru present:
Sharon Van Overmeiren
Exhibition design by Parasite 2.0
curated by Attilia Fattori Franchini
Ph. Andrea Pisapia
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Parasite 2.0 is a design and research agency based in Milan and London. Founded in 2010 by Stefano Colombo, Eugenio Cosentino and Luca Marullo, they investigate the status of human habitats, acting within a hybrid of architecture, design, and scenography.
Parasite 2.0 has worked and collaborated with Triennale Milano, Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, Pantone, Corraini Editions, Terraforma Festival, Missoni, Nero Editions, Venice Architecture Biennale, and the Shenzhen Architecture Biennale, among others.
They have led didactic activity at Faculté d’architecture de l’université libre de Bruxelles, Design Academy Eindhoven, Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and Politecnico di Milano. They taught at The Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, NABA Nuova Accademia Belle Arti Milano, and since 2016 they have been regularly teaching at MADE Program-Accademia di Belle Arti R. Gagliardi in Syracuse, Italy.
Parasite 2.0 were awarded the Young Architects Program MAXXI in 2016. They are represented by Operativa Arte Contemporanea Gallery and Galleria Corraini Arte Contemporanea.
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