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2023-04-28 16:48:24
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April 28 2023

Triennale Milano's Centennial Celebrations: A Sweet Symphony of Art, Design, and Performance

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Triennale Milano celebrates its 100th anniversary with a series of events and exhibitions throughout May. The institution was founded in 1923 with the inauguration of the Biennale delle arti decorative, which became an International Exhibition with a triennial frequency in 1930, and moved to Milan in 1933. The centenary celebration began with the opening of the Museo del Design Italiano on April 15. Triennale Milano President Stefano Boeri stated that "in one hundred years of history, Triennale Milano has questioned great socio-cultural changes and has been a forum where visionary ideas from designers, architects, artists, and thinkers from around the world have found an open and free space for dialogue."

The centenary celebration continues with Romeo Castellucci's performative installation "Senza Titolo," which transforms the Salone d'Onore into an immaculate limbo and features performers engaging in a primordial rite from May 2-7. On May 11, Triennale 100 Sweet Years, an event open to the entire city, inaugurates the Triennale Estate, a series of talks, concerts, and performances that will take place in the Giardino di Triennale from May to September.

FromMay 12 to September 10, the exhibition "Home Sweet Home," curated by Nina Bassoli, explores the transformations of the home and the evolution of the idea of living through works dedicated to this theme in a century of Triennale International Exhibitions. The exhibition features ten site-specific total environments created by contemporary designers, such as Assemble Studio, Céline Baumann, Matilde Cassani, the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), Diller Scofidio + Renfro, DOGMA, Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo, Lacaton & Vassal, MAIO, and Sex and the City.

The celebration continues with a conference on May 19 at Villa Reale in Monza, the birthplace of the Biennale delle arti decorative and the site of the inauguration of the ISIA - Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche, which took place during the first edition of the Biennale delle arti decorative.

The centenary celebration will continue with a contemporary Italian painting exhibition curated by Damiano Gullì from October 2023 to January 2024.

In summary

Triennale Milano is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and after the opening of the Italian Design Museum on April 15th, a series of initiatives will be taking place in May to celebrate the centennial. Triennale Milano was first inaugurated in 1923 as the Biennale of Decorative Arts, which later became an International Exhibition with a triennial cadence and moved to Milan's Palazzo dell'Arte in 1933. The centenary will feature the performative installation "Senza Titolo" by Romeo Castellucci, which will transform the Salone d'Onore space into an immense limbo for performers and their reiterative gestures from May 2nd to 7th. There will also be a city-wide celebration, "Triennale 100 Sweet Years," on May 11th, to kick off the Triennale Estate, which will feature talks, concerts, and performances in the Triennale Garden from May to September. The exhibition "Home Sweet Home," curated by Nina Bassoli, will open to the public on May 12th, exploring the transformations of the home and the evolution of the concept of living in the context of a century of exhibitions and International Exhibitions of the Triennale. On May 19th, a symposium will be held at Villa Reale in Monza to mark the inauguration of the Biennale of Decorative Arts and the birth of the ISIA - Higher Institute for Artistic Industries.


  • - Stefano Boeri: President of Triennale Milano
  • - Romeo Castellucci: Grand Invité of Triennale Milano for the four-year period 2021-2024
  • - Nina Bassoli: curator of "Home Sweet Home"
  • - Assemble Studio: London architecture firm
  • - Céline Baumann: French landscape architect
  • - Matilde Cassani: designer
  • -Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA)
  • - Diller Scofidio + Renfro: US architectural firm winner of the 2019 Pritzker Prize
  • - DOGMA: architecture studio
  • - Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo: architect
  • - Lacaton & Vassal: architecture studio winner of the Pritzker Prize 2021
  • - MAIO: Catalan architecture firm
  • - Sex and the City: collective of designers and architects

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  • ISIA: Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche

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