“People in a Building Without the Building”, from 8th to 9th April 2016, Milan.
“The last ritual of a domesticated building” is a project developed for “People in a Building without the Building”, an event curated by Kunstverein Milano and Careof during the 2016 MiArt fair in Milan, 24 hours before the demolition of such building (Ex Guarmet–former jewelry factory). People in a Building Without the Building is organized as a collective action, made of performances, interventions, sound pieces and djset. “The last ritual of a domesticated building” is the last action within the Ex-Guarmet, thus trying to be its celebratory ritual, before it definitely disappears. For the last time, the spatiality of the domesticated building is altered. Hence, during its last days, it will live in a new and wild modality. The action consisted in the removal of some elements of the building such as neon lights, drywall, and furniture. Such architectural and spatial interventions, mainly driven by the use of the color and by the replacement of those elements with a new layout, will work as support of the whole event.
All the artworks of the different artists give life to a coral action: a series of specific languages and practices that the participants thought in relation to that place.
Project with: Alterazioni Video, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Lupo Borgonovo, Simone Brollis, Beatrice Catanzaro, Heman Chong, Leone Contini, Anna Franceschini, Riccardo Giacconi, Aldo Giannotti, Marcos Lutyens, Daniele Maffeis, Diego Marcon, Kinkaleri, Jacopo Miliani, Elena Nemkova, Ozmo, Parasite 2.0, Maria Pecchioli, Davide Savorani, Enzo Umbaca, Valentina Vetturi, Driant Zeneli.
Curated by Kunstverein Milano & Martina Angelotti (Careof)
Ph. Francesco Stelitano
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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