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The show

Starting from the architecture of the atrium of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Lissone, and taking into account the variations made to the previous projects of the building, the ATRII Collective has set up a laboratory focused on the theme of the Standard, here understood as habit and practice, homologation to a standard and possible cultural factor.

ATRII® is a collective project - as well as a Cultural Association - which investigates, through contemporary art, the concept of atrium or hallway from a procedural and theoretical point of view. The invited artists participate in workshops linked to the peculiarities of the host place, comparing their artistic research with an atrium, intended as an existing or hypothetical space; starting from this report they design a series of procedural and dialectical works that put art in close contact with the place and its inhabitants. The goal is to create an unusual comparison between artist, space, client and public, hypothesizing new possibilities and channels of use for contemporary art.

The projects presented at the MAC by Lissone investigate the void, the gap (resulting spaces), the graft between the elements present in the place. Through different languages and approaches, the four artists decline their research by touching on relational, emotional and socio-cultural aspects.

The interventions are documentary, photographic, installation, sculptural and are located within the museum atrium space, which for the occasion will be reactivated in its original function, fallen into disuse a decade ago. The research has been extended to the territory and local history, with particular attention to the architecture of the former Palazzo del Mobile in Lissone, which has been a symbol of the city and its economy. A part of the work is therefore choral, that is, it involves all four artists triggering a bond between them and with the territory, making use of the collaboration of the Museum Director.

Part of the exhibited material, together with the rest of the artists' personal research, will subsequently be included in the Open Archive of ATRII, a dynamic and atypical archive that contains projects in constant evolution, destined to change while waiting to be realized. The Open Archive of ATRII, preserved at the Citadel of the Milan Archives, is proposed as a model for the recovery of commissions from the Artists, understood as central figures of the cultural and educational activities of the territories. At the same time as the ATRII / Mubilia exhibition, the ATRII Open Archive will be moved to the museum bookshop area and made accessible outside of its usual methods of use.

On the occasion of this new project, hosted for the first time in a museum and designed specifically for the city of Lissone, the Collective invited a new artist: Cristiano Tassinari, while Chiara Campanile, Gianni Moretti and Alice Pedroletti continue the research already present in archive.

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Viale Elisa Ancona, 6
20035 Lissone


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VIII Premio Lissone Design

Until 24 July 2022

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