I suppose it can be easy to forget that you’re actually traipsing around a city and not a fashion gauntlet, during Milano’s Women’s Fashion Week. So, if you get tired of the stress that follows the designers, photographers, models and bloggers wherever they go, you should take the time to check out other cultural highlights… like these 3 exhibitions for example.
Coming into Fashion – A Century of Photography at Condé Nast
Fondazione Forma per la Fotografia
Until April 17
For those who struggle to appreciate forms of art that don’t display obvious links to fashion, never fear, for an exhibition celebrating the fashion photography of Condé Nast from the last century is currently showing in Milan. The event is the first project of this magnitude, bringing together early work by those who went on to do big things within the history of fashion photography. Irving Penn, William Klein, Helmut Newton, Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh, Ellen Von Unwerth and Corinne Day are only a few who feature in this amazing look at the work that has graced the pages and studios of Condé Nast. This is also an exhibition that displays fashion photographers that have not only made a name for themselves in magazines but in the history of photography.
Kama and Sex and Design
Triennale di Milano
Until 10 Mar
What better distraction then one that involves sex? No, I can’t think of many either. Well, Milano’s Triennale is doing the work for us with their exhibition about the relationship between the erotic and design. The title refers to the Hindu god of sexual pleasure, human love and desire, looking at over 200 finds to help us understand the connections between pleasure, passion and pruderie (a fancy word for scandal). Also, what is worth mentioning is the meeting that is going to be held, called ‘Sex and Joy and Design’ on 20 Feb. The title explains it all and will host the curator, Silvana Annichiarico and a host of designers and writers to take us further into their field of expertise. Sounds like fun, right?
Programmare L’Arte. Olivetti e le Neoavanguardie Cinetiche
Museo Del Novecento
Until 13 March
50 years later, this exhibition explores the exhibition that took place in the Olivetti shops in Milan and Venice in 1962, curated by Bruno Munari. It looks at the technologies, innovations and environments that the workers of the Venetian Olivetti shops experienced, displaying the work of Bruno Munari and Enzo Mani, among others. This is the perfect exhibition for those who are in Milano to soak up some culture from a bygone year and for those who want to get some shots of Piazza Duomo from the perfect position.