Gran Touristas, Padiglione Italia, International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, 2012, Catania, Milan and Venice.
Exit the pavilions of the static biennial is becoming a real opportunity for a collective critical, confronting with the human environment. This is a trip through an ill-treated area, that does not receive love. The installation becomes the final step of an exploration path, which goes through the conflicting urban areas in the city. Along with eight installations with people, we met in walks through Milan, Catania and Venice. This process has turned into a psychological session, making us retrace our work just carrying it around. The ignorant elements of spatial contamination which developed year by year, have filled up our backpacks turning us into tourists of introspective travels.
Gran Touristas a project curated by Daniele Mancini, Stefano Mirti and Remo Ricchetti
With: Tiziana Amicuzi, Michele Aquila, Anna Barbara, Laura Basco, Sabina Belfiore Lucovich, Andrea Botto, Elio Caccavale, Gaspare Caliri, Mario Cantarella, Paolo Carli Moretti, Mauro Ceolin, Maurizio Cilli, Elisa Castelli, Mariano Dallago, Claudio Farina, Duilio Forte, Fabio Fusco, Simona Galateo, Cherubino Gambardella, Lucia Giuliano, Pan Gu, Felice Gualtieri, Gioia Guerzoni, Alica Horvathova, Marco Lampugnani, Luca Lardera, Susanna Legrenzi, Daniele Mancini, Antonio Marchetti, Alessandro Melis, Stefano Mirti, Eleonora Odorizzi, Elisa Ossino, Parasite 2.0, Andrea Paoletti, Giulio Pascali, Cristina Perillo, Giacomo Pirazzoli, Remo Ricchetti, Antonio Scarponi, Cristina Senatore, Claudio Tognacca, Camillo Villa, Elisa Vladilo
Ph. Stefano Colombo
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, it’s specialized in temporary architecture, interior, and exhibition design. 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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