Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko photographed by Rosetta on July 7th, 2015.
ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

Exhibition

Unknown Uknowns


The exhibition, curated by Ersilia Vaudo, will be the nerve center of the 23rd International Exposition. An area whose boundaries will be hazy and permeable, and that will present more than a hundred works, projects and installations by international artists, researchers and designers dealing with the unknown.

Unknown Unknowns will address a series of themes including: gravity, seen as “the greatest designer”, an artisan that tirelessly shapes the universe to which we belong; maps, systems by which trajectories and routes are determined; the new challenges facing architecture, that is opening itself up to brand new prospects such as how to live in extraterrestrial space; and, ultimately, the mysteries linked to deep space.

The themed show will comprise four special commissions that Triennale has handed to the Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki, the Italian designer Irene Stracuzzi, the US architects' collective SOM, and the Turkish-American artist Refik Anadol. As well as the commissioned works, the show will include a series of site-specific installations, including those produced by Andrea Galvani, Tomás Saraceno, Bosco Sodi, Protey Temen, Julijonas Urbonas and Marie Velardi.

In addition, along the exposition route, also present will be four Listening Chambers, spaces in which sound becomes spoken words, and visitors can abandon themselves to the narrations of leading figures from the world of science. Thus, the neuroscientist Antonio Damasio will address the theme of the self and of conscience, the theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli will deal with time, the philosopher of biology Telmo Pievani will reflect on the origin and theoretical physicist, Lisa Randall.

With a view to reuse and sustainability, the staging for the themed show – designed by Space Caviar and created by Wasp – will be wholly created by 3D printing. It will be produced in the spaces of Triennale by large printers on an architectural scale, using only material of organic origin, largely deriving from by-products from the food industry.

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Credits

Curator:
Ersilia Vaudo

Exhibition project:
Space Caviar, Wasp

Highlights

Yuri Suzuki, Sound of the Earth: Chapter 3, 2022. Courtesy of the artist

Adam Elsheimer, Die Flucht nach Ägypten, 1609. bpk / Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen

Bosco Sodi, Perfect Bodies, 2021.
John Rohrer, 2021

Andrea Galvani, Study on Leptoquark, 2021.
Andrea Galvani Studio

Displacement trails of the stars in the sky 400 thousand years into the future.
ESA/Gaia/DPAC, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

Refik Anadol, Universe Simulations: The Merging of Milky Way & Andromeda, 2022
Refik Anadol Studio

The Mice (NGC 4676): colliding galaxies with tails of stars and gas
NASA, H. Ford (JHU), G. Illingworth (UCSC/LO), M.Clampin (STScI), G. Hartig (STScI), the ACS Science Team, and ESA

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The 23rd International Exhibition Unknown Unknowns. An Introduction to Mysteries is open! Come and discover it until December 11.

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