Zanotta join the exhibition "Alessandro Mendini piccole fantasie quotidiane" | 31 October 2020 - 1 February 2021

Mendini 01(0) Zabro(1)

An exhibition to pay homage to Alessandro Mendini who dedicated his life to project research and developped multiple languages, modalities and products that were perfectly integrated in its creations. 
The cooperation between Zanotta and Mendini started in the early Eighties and brought to conceive extraordinary furnishing pieces, both intense and original from the aesthetic as well as figurative viewpoint, and hybrid objects that could not be classified, like the table-chair Zabro (1984) - a kind of shrine with a large round backrest that, overturned on the armrests, becomes the top of a dining table - which is the selected piece for this exhibition project entitled Alessandro Mendini piccole fantasie quotidiane, set up at Museo Madre in Neaples.The exhibition - the first promoted by an Italian public museum dedicated to Alessandro Mendini after his death in the winter of last year - proposes an unprecedented reading of the work of the great Milanese architect, conducted through the reconstruction of the dense relationships between design, art and architecture, which has characterized all his research.
The narrative path investigates exchanges and mutual influences between Mendini's poetics and avant-garde artistic culture both in the design of industrial objects and in the realization of public works and environmental installations, offering a wide testimony of Mendini's multifaceted experimentation. The exhibition is produced by the Donnaregina Foundation for contemporary arts of the Campania Region, in collaboration with Elisa and Fulvia Mendini and studio Alessandro Mendini, and is curated by Gianluca Riccio and Arianna Rosica.

Alessandro Mendini piccole fantasie quotidiane
from October 31, 2020 to February 1, 2021 
Museo Madre
Via Luigi Settembrini, 79
80139 Neaples