Io Sono Un Drago

Auf der Triennale in Mailand wird eine Ausstellung das vielseitige Werk von Alessandro Mendini feiern, indem sie seine Kreativität von Selbstporträts über Architekturen bis hin zu Designobjekten und theoretischen Beiträgen nachzeichnet

May 20, 2024

Provocateur, philosopher, and cultural icon. An exhibition at Triennale di Milano is celebrating the genius of Alessandro Mendini. Titled "Io Sono Un Drago: The True Story of Alessandro Mendini", the exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective of over sixty years of creativity by the architect, designer, artist, and theorist who has left his mark on the revolutions of thought and culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Open until October 13th, the exhibition is located in the Cube space of Triennale di Milano. It has been curated by Fulvio Irace and is situated alongside an installation conceived, designed, and directed by Philippe Starck in the impluvium. Over 400 works of different formats, materials, and subjects, from numerous public and private collections tell the entire aesthetic and creative trajectory of Mendini.

The exhibition is organized into six thematic stories: "Identikit" gathers the series of self-portraits that Mendini created throughout his life - one of which, Io Sono Un Drago, gives the title to the exhibition. "The Gulliver Syndrome" is dedicated to his out-of-scale objects such as the Proust Armchair and the Petite Cathédrale. "Architectures" offers an overview of his most significant constructions, such as the Groninger Museum and the three stations of the Naples Metro, while "Fragilisms" delves into the research that led to the eponymous manifesto, drawn by Mendini at the invitation of the Fondation Cartier. "Radical Melancholy" illustrates the radical design of which Mendini was one of the main theorists, and finally "Rooms" consists of three immersive environments that reconstruct three rooms designed by the architect.

We are delighted to honor Alessandro Mendini in an exhibition that celebrates his work, tracing his creativity from self-portraits to architecture, from design objects to theoretical contributions.