Milan Design Week Fuori Salone 2017 with art, design and food

From April 4 to 9, during Milan Design Week, the Refettorio Ambrosiano become one of the Fuorisalone places with a 7mt Last Supper tribute. ArtDesignBox in partnership with Caritas Ambrosiana chose the Refettorio as a perfect location to exhibit STX LAST SUPPER by artist Aldo Palma a tribute to Leonardo’s Last Supper re-interpreted in his extraordinary contemporary art, which will become the highlight of the exhibition charity sale of his “hearts series” and the focus of the exhibition. Sponsors of the initiative is IRINOX spa, Italian leading company in blast chillers which has donated an important instrument of its professional line to the Refettorio and will exhibit its products for the home, named in the XXI edition of the ADI Compasso d’Oro. Art Direction by Sergio Battimiello ArtDesignBox. Sergio Battimiello ArtDesignBox design the event and promote to the partners. ArtDesignBox is a brand for international events, focused in  art and design, with headquarters in Shanghai, and a partnership with prestigious ECNU – GADA (East China Normal University – Global Art and Design Academy).

From 4 to 7 April from 10.00-17.00 extraordinary opening to the public and guided tour of the permanent collection (the Metaphysical Bread by Benvenuto, the affresco by Cucchi, the neon installation by Nannucci, the door of the reception by Paladino,  the “Acquasantiera” by Pesce).

Saturday, April 8, open from 12.00 and from 19.00, aperitif with famous chef Mikychef Micaela Di Cola and the master gelato maker Luca Fioravanti of Raki Gelato Lovers from Sorrento and pluri awarded biological oil IDRA by FATTORIA AMBROSIO
To reach the Refettorio Ambrosiano in Greco square 11, Milan: Buses 87, 43, 41 MM1 Turro BikeMi: De Marchi-Lucini – De Marchi-Bottell


photo credits: Paolo Saglia

April 4th-9th Milan Design Week Fuori Salone. Contemporary art meets charity

From 4th to 9th April 2017, during the prestigious Milan for Design Week, ArtdesignBox in partnership with Caritas Ambrosiana and Irinox SpA, Refettorio Ambrosiano chooses to celebrate with the work of the roman artist Aldo Palma their place of charity dedicated to art and industrial design. Refettorio was born from the concept of Chef Massimo Bottura and Artistic Director Davide Rampello during 2015 Milan Expo as a place where solidarity really meets design and contemporary art, a temple dedicated to beauty but where are served by Caritas volunteers over 100 meals a day, to people in need.

This project came from the idea of ​​Sergio Battimiello artdesignbox and the sharing of Caritas Ambrosiana to bring the works by the artist Aldo Palma to the attention of the public of the Milan Design Week and and “Fuori Salone”.

The artist Aldo Palma has developed in his long career his own peculiar technique also thanks to his passion for the study of the forms that comes from the knowledge of mathematics and geometry: a strange alchemy that along with its sensitivity produces a mixture that excites in his  “hearts” (sculptures and paintings), and when he devoted himself to works inspired by classic but reinterpreted in the energy and the strength of contemporaneity.

One “sacred”  work of particular importance will be on display during the week and we believe will be an important contribution to the Milanese artist’s art scene as well as a coherent contribution to the site that will host it. Take a look of Aldo Palma web site.

Major sponsors of the event will be IRINOX spa, the company founded in 1989 and based in Treviso, which boasts 100% Italian technology and production, and is recognized internationally as a specialist of blast chillers, both for the professional sector, both in the important home market it will be an interesting curiosity for all lovers of good food without waste (in line with the values ​​of the Refectory) during the Design Week.  More details of the events, in future articles.

Donations will be possible to support the operation and what is necessary to Refettorio Ambrosiano to the current account IT 17 Y 05216 01631 000000000578;  to donate to Caritas Ambrosiana please refer as causal to “The great heart of Aldo for the Refectory Ambrosiano

You can see and buy the works of the master Aldo Palma at the Refectory Ambrosiano during Design Week 4 to 9 April 2017, a percentage of the sale will be donated to the cover of the exhibition and to support the efforts of Caritas in the Refectory Ambrosiano.


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Refettorio Ambrosiano Piazza Greco, 11  20125 Milano

Ask for more information  ( organization, works artist price, donation etc.)

Shanghai M50. What is art?

<<Art is nothing!>> repeated a young Shanghai artist; but art is also the expression of themselves seemed to think at the same time, while showing me the works of a Chinese artist who has exhibited several times abroad and who seems to have learned the lesson to deconstruct Chinese ideograms, symbol of their culture, to make new signs that seems to belong to the dream, even a little to the nightmare for the truth, definitely the expression of deep deep emotion. If art is both nothing and everything to this young artist, her feelings and contradictions appear as the symbol of a young generation of Chinese that runs through this new century with the empty-full of their culture behind and a daily bunch of informations traveling liquid to the speed of light on digital media and at the same time with the slowness of a typical street vendor of this city. Music, painting, installations, everything is mixed for an approach to the art of a thousand forms in the most populous cities in the world and certainly one of the most dynamic cities, interesting and active in art as in everything else. Moganshan Lu, or as they call it here M50 (where 50 is simply the number of the neighborhood), still remains the focus of the artistic life of the city even if West Bund promises well for the future. Here, in a neighborhood where there were once old factories, there are now art galleries of all kinds, restaurants, bars, a few shops of photographs (some of them a little bit touristic) and a lot of activities and excitement where mix contemporary art at the oriental manner, proposals from international artists, performances and any influence that comes from the communist past and not, taking new shape and life in the imaginary modern reinterpretation of Shanghai people.





The Y point of view.

In 2017 Art Design Box will produce exhibition by Elmar Heinbach and Klemens Grund artist and architects from Akademie für Handwerksdesign. The Y Studio is a straordinary example of their production that bring to reality the concept of creating chances for ordinary peoples and or artists to enhance awareness of the external world in order to discover new standpoint in oneself. Getting inspired and being left alone are the basic condition for an artist to work. The Y Studio is design to offer this condition and made the transition from concept to reality with an unique enclosure on the lake water beyond the forest. Walking esat from the mansion we catch a glimpse in the distance of a silvery shiny structure with its exposed position in the middle of a lake. Coming closer we realize the obvious encounter of two contrast: the exterior, with a satin matte alluminium skin reflecting in the lake and the interior, warm, wooden, light that seem come from the dream of a futuristic naturist.

Is laundry still part of women’s world?

The art of Daniele Fortuna is the way to manifest the most intimate feelings without hesitation and hypocrisy.   His “colormination” work is a color contamination of the old tradition and the contemporary images of the world we are living in a new pop art way of expression, that you will love.  Laundry as the author itselves say it is a wife’s world they posses and dominate in a funny way for a lovely result. See calendar for next exhibition.