Alessandro Mendini and Andrea Sala, “Lucido, ancora più lucido"
Schiavo Zoppelli Gallery Milan, in collaboration with Galleria Luisa Delle Piane
The exhibition stages a dialogue between a new series of works by Andrea Sala (Como, 1976) and one of the final furniture collections by the late Alessandro Mendini (Milano, 1931 -2019). This dialogue between generations and creative practices was originally conceived for the Generation section at miart 2020, the modern and contemporary art fair in Milan. Today, the show finds instead its natural location in the new space of Schiavo Zoppelli Gallery as a collaboration with Galleria Luisa delle Piane. Alessandro Mendini was as a designer, an architect, an author, and a theorist who always expressed a profound relationship with visual arts; whereas in his sculptures Andrea Sala has often explored the history of design in its formal and cultural implications. For this reason, this distant dialogue has a meaning that transcends any personal relationship between the authors, and finds its motive in a common ground of sensibility that both artists share and have explored in their own time, using different tools.