Utopia first designates an iconic lamp, the one designed by the Italian designer Nanda Vigo for Arredoluce in 1970. At the Tornabuoni Art Gallery (3ème arrondissement), "Utopia" becomes the title of a collective exhibition, conceived in collaboration with the French architect Charles Zana, who showcases the creative effervescence in Italy according to -war. Preview of an original event that explores the synergies between Italian art and design.

Joined in a cycle of collective exhibitions dedicated to the Italian creation of the 1950 years at 1980, Tornabuoni Art explores, through the "Utopia" event, the relationships between the great names of Italian art and design. With close to forty pieces, the hanging makes dialogue between works of art and design pieces from the same period to reveal the bold spirit of a generation of creators transalpine.

Scholarly collector, Charles Zana signs an ambitious scenography that turns the gallery into a series of intimate salons in which masterpieces and exceptional furniture meet. The exhibition "Utopia" thus establishes relevant links between art and design through attractive tandems such as Gino Sarfatti and Paolo Scheggi, Carlo Scarpa and Dadamaino or Enrico Castellani and Nanda Vigo.
These stagings, which were as didactic and refined as Giorgio de Chirico's association of the two canvases with a ceramic vase and a solid wood cabinet by the architect Ettore Sottsass, then fantasied kinships between geniuses. of a major period in the history of Italian art.

Architects, designers and artists answer each other in a series of amazing dialogues. The exhibition emphasizes the richness of 20th century Italian creation.

Utopias to discover at Passage de Retz until December 21.

To learn more, visit the Tornabuoni Art Gallery website

Photographs: Tornabuoni Art / Jacques Pépion

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