Andrea Galvani | 23rd Triennale Milano

Eduardo Secci is proud to announce Andrea Galvani’s participation in the 23rd Triennale Milano international exhibition Unknown Unknowns. An Introduction to Mysteries. Galvani is one of a select number of artists — including Refik Anadol, Anish Kapoor, Tomás Saraceno, Bosco Sodi, Yuri Suzuki, and architects' collective SOM — who were invited to develop and present a special commission for the Triennale, the most significant cultural institution in Italy focused on the intersections of art, design, and architecture. Curated by Ersilia Vaudo Scarpetta, Unknown Unknowns will be the nerve center of the 23rd Triennale—addressing themes including deep space, the fundamental force of gravity, and the possibilities for extra-terrestrial architecture.

Galvani’s commission will take form as a monumental site-specific architectural installation constituted by five neon sculptures. Developed especially for the Triennale, the installation is an immersive unified field that illuminates space — an incandescent landscape composed by hand-blown white and cobalt blue Murano glass mounted on metal structures either rising from concrete bases on a multitiered platform, or suspended from the ceiling. Made of pure light, Galvani’s filiform sculptures seem to float in space — ascending above the public and directing our attention to the mathematical and scientific languages which for centuries have allowed us to investigate and designate the unknown. Generated in collaboration with researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich and La Sapienza Università di Roma, this installation was conceived as an immersion into ideas and concepts at the vanguard of science, projecting us into the potential of future discoveries. Deploying mathematics as a human invention that has simultaneously enabled us to transgress our limits, the artist leads us on a journey into a strange and extraordinary reality still unknown and beyond comprehension.
12 July 2022
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