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 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

📌Ready for Milan Design Week 2024? In the meantime, let's remember some events of the past year 

On the occasion of the FuoriSalone 2023 edition, we went to visit the "INTERNI Design Re-evolution" event with the installations at the Università degli Studi Statale di Milano. 

TIME AFTER TIME by Gianluigi Colin is one of these.

Below we report the description of the Interni Magazine press release and two lines about the artist.

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 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

Hundreds of fabrics from the cleaning of newspaper rotary presses, suspended: a metaphor of forgetfulness that envelops the present

Hall of the Aula Magna of the Università degli Studi Statale di Milano - Conceived by Gianluigi Colin, the installation questions the quality of the information system, collective memory and its dissolution.

It is made up of hundreds of meters of fabrics from the cleaning processes of the offset rotary presses of typography that print newspapers: full of color sediments and streaks they are real objets trouvés.

Suspended at eleven meters by means of steel cables, the drapes define three symbolic naves, descending almost to the ground in the central part and remaining higher in the lateral ones, so as to let the public flow.

They are secular shrouds, loaded with the memory of infinite repressed stories, words and images. A veritable secular temple of knowledge, the University of Studies appears to be the natural location for the work because, as Aldo Colonetti's words recall, "design like architecture cannot forget that art is the basis of every discipline planning.
Artists such as Klee, Kandinsky, Moholy-Nagy have not passed in vain in the halls of the Bauhaus. In other words, art as an 'expressive place of freedom', beyond the operational and functional needs that distinguish an object, a piece of architecture, a typeface or an advertising page".

TIME AFTER TIME was conceived by Gianluigi Colin with the production of Galleria De Ambrogi and the collaboration of the De Ambrogi studio. (Interni Magazine)

 - Gabriella Ruggieri & partners

Gianluigi Colin (Pordenone, 1956) lives and works in Milano. For many years he has been carrying out artistic research about the dialogue between images and words. His work originated as an investigation into the past, on the sense of representation, and the stratification of the gaze. His poetics is filled with references to art history and news, which tends to place memory and topicality on the same plan, blurring the boundaries between ages. This poetic has a strong civil and ethical commitment, aiming to restore strong militant values to the artistic experience. His solo exhibitions were held in numerous Italian and foreign institutions, including: Arengario in Milan, 1998; Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, 2002; Museo Manege in St. Petersburg, 2003; Bienal del Fin del Mundo in Ushuaia, 2007; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina – Museo MADRE in Naples, 2011; Museo Istituto d’Arte Moderna – IVAM in Valencia, 2011; Fondazione Marconi in Milan, 2012; Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Pordenone, 2014; MARCA – Museo delle Arti in Catanzaro, 2016-2017; Triennale Milano, 2018; Visionarea Art Space in Rome, 2019; and Palazzo del Governatore in Parma, 2020, on the occasion of the Parma Capital of Culture events.
He was main character of several performances (organised in various parts of the world), he was invited to “Valencia09” (at the IVAM in Valencia, in 2009) and he was selected for the Italian Pavilion of the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale in 2011.
Some of his works can be found in private and public collections, in Italy and abroad.
Colin has been art director of the “Corriere della Sera” for many years; he is currently cover editor of “la Lectura” and “la Lectura” of “El Mundo”, in Madrid. He gives lectures, seminars, and university courses. He has written numerous essays and articles on photography, visual communication, and he currently writes about art in the cultural pages of the “Corriere della Sera”.


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