La Bellezza delle arti unisce le Persone (The Beauty of Art Brings People Together): is the title of an event organised by INTERNI, the Mondadori Group’s interiors and contemporary design magazine edited by Gilda Bojardi, dedicated to the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The Universal Exposition, which runs from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, is the first to be held in a country of the ME.NA.SA. area, i.e. the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia: an event of great significance also for issues relating to architecture, design and sustainability.
Expo Dubai offers an opportunity for recovery and a reaffirmation of Italy in all its many facets – from the arts and crafts, to its ingenuity and knowledge – in line with the claim of the much-anticipated global event Connecting minds, creating the future and the title given to Italy’s participation:: Beauty Brings People Together.
The Italian Pavilion, which will open its doors at Expo 2020 Dubai on 1 October, will in fact provide an account of Italian excellence. The thread running through all its elements is the beauty of our country: the landscape, architecture, art, science and manufacturing. The art and culture of know-how will testify to the country’s capacity to enhance history by bringing it up to date through contemporary languages and technologies. The value of the beauty of art at the Pavilion will be represented in the installations of the Belvedere, the Giardino delle Storie (the Garden of Stories)- created with the CNR to control the emotions of plants – and, above all, the Teatro della Memoria (the Theatre of Memory), a space with the walls lined by 2,600,000 gold leaf and glass tiles that reproduce those of the Palatine chapel in Ravenna with an octagon that houses a unique and unrepeatable 5 metre and one centimetre high digital copy of Michelangelo’s David.
The debate will include Paolo Glisenti, Commissioner General for Italy at Expo 2020 Dubai, Davide Rampello, Artistic Director of the Italian Pavilion, Gioia Placuzzi, Chief Operating Officer of Sicis, and the great master of photography, Massimo Sestini – who will show images from above of the Italian Pavilion and David, from the digitisation to installation – in addition to a speech by Massimo Fagioli, Chairman and CEO of Cartiere Paolo Pigna.
During the encounter, which will be the first occasion on which what can be seen inside the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will be presented, there will be a particular focus on the significance of the event today. In fact, Expo has become a hybrid event, both physical and digital, which also offers an opportunity to reach virtual visitors from all over the world. But we will also talk about the eco-sustainability of the Pavilion because, as it is completely compostable, after it has been decommissioned all of its parts will be reused.
The event will be available on Tuesday 29 June at 18.30, on internimagazine.it
Subsequent events will be held in September: one during the exhibition-event INTERNI Creative Connections, organised by the magazine for the FuoriSalone 2021 in Milan, and then in Venice during the Architecture Biennale.
This INTERNI initiative is part of the media partnership between Mondadori Media, Official Gold Sponsor of the Pavilion, and the Italian Commissioner for Expo 2020 Dubai which foresees a number of communication, cultural, publishing and event activities both in the lead up to the Expo and during the entire six month period of the event.