Anno Tropico opens the programming of Peep-Hole to design for the first time, exploring the border zones between this discipline and contemporary art research.
For profound consideration of the historical, political and social implications of design, in an alternative and sustainable approach to materials, stands out studio Formafantasma.
The project created for Peep-Hole focuses on their recent interest in the expressive qualities of light, presenting a series of works made with different techniques and materials for the occasion.
The show reveals the process and research that lie behind the creation of an object, in an itinerary organised on multiple levels. Working drawings and models establish a dialogue with a selection of finished objects, inside a site-specific installation that shifts the experimentation of the designers to an architectural scale. The character of this environmental work, which alters natural light screening and shaping it, transforms not only the architecture but also the functioning of the exhibition space, whose opening hours will vary depending on seasonal changes of lighting conditions.
Peep-Hole is an independent art center founded in Milan in 2009, active in the promotion and diffusion of contemporary art. The aim of Peep-Hole -as underlined by its name- is to encourage people to take a closer look at artists’ practices through an articulated program that moves between the format of exhibitions, publications, lectures and workshops, always intended to foreground artists and artworks.
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Formafantasma is an Italian design studio constituted Andrea Trimarchi (1983) and Simone Farresin (1980) based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Their interest in product design developed on the IM master course at Design Academy Eindhoven. Formafantasma work characterized by experimental materials investigations and explored such issues as the relationship between tradition and local culture, critical approaches to sustainability and the significance of objects as cultural conduits.
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