Few Milanese artists combine passion, intelligence, professionalism and poetry like Corrado D'Elia. From the thematic choice of works to be staged to his interpretations, everything expresses his immense passion for theater andf or his devoted audience. So, at least for the duration of the performance, the theater is full of emotions and complicity, time becomes less tyrant, giving us a bit of eternity.
The show “Iliad” is part of the author’s “Albums”,almost intimate and private stage events, intense and evocative stories thatreveal the archetypes of human nature. The actor and author brings on stage thedeep solitude, the torments, the aspirations of all of us, united under the logos of the ancient times.
History becomes the universal home of emotions, that every time makes us meditate onfate and on tragedy in the contemporary world.
Thanks Corrado D'Elia, thanks Milan!
Via Savona,10 - Milano
July 1st– 16th, 2016
There is an artist who has made of the impossible shapes his ideal of art, and who made us dream of multiform, flowing and imaginative worldslike no other. Escher expresses the power of imagination and the charm of thegeometric order at the same time, offering a creative streak that starts from Liberty and reaches Surrealism, the nodal point of his work.
Milan hosts an exhibition of this author, displaying morethan 200 artworks, with a focus on the time of Escher’s artistic maturity, characterized by the themes of tessellation and impossible objects. A tribute to this Master of the Twentieth century, who with his visual perception of the universe has influenced the entire culture - not just painting but also music and publishing- of the last century.
What better harmony between heaven andearth, what pride for the human species, being able to express such a powerfuland playful rebirth?
June 24th, 2016 - January 22nd, 2017Palazzo Reale, Milan
The traditional night visit to Parco delle Cave is back again this year, a moment where it is possible to watch the fireflies doing their “Bridal Dance.” The“Dance of Fireflies” (in Milan’s dialect it is called Lusiroeula) is a unique show, a very exciting play of light that only nature can give us. A moment of pure magic, away to remind us how lucky we are to share universal beauty. Let us be pervaded by the wonder of this time of year - the fireflies can be seen from early May until mid-June - and enjoy the twinkling of fireflies in love. This is pure Rebirth too.
Parco delle Cave,Milan
May 20th and27th, June 3rd and 10th
Free entrance – Click here for further information
Water as an essential element of life, water as a bond between nature and trickery, water as a possibility of encounter: Water Projects offers us apath of harmony and of meanings exploration, to never end to be amazed.
Set inside the museum’s 2,000 square meter exhibition space, Christo and Jeanne-Claude.Water Projects, curated by Germano Celant in collaboration with the artist and his studio, will offer an unprecedented display of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s water-related projects, that is those based on rural and urban landscapes characterized by the presence of water in the form of an ocean, a sea, a lake, or a river. The show presents a chronological display of the artists’ monumental works since the early ’60s and illustrates their seven Water Projects: from Wrapped Coast, One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia, 1968–69 to The Floating Piers, Project for Iseo Lake, Italy, 2014–16.
April 7th–September 18th, 2016
Santa Giulia Museum Brescia
Via dei Musei 81/b
A day dedicated to Spring’s scents and colours awaits you in Milan’s city centre: it’s almost time for the Orticola fair, with its 160 wonderful exhibitors from all over Italy and Europe. Orticola has reached its XXI edition and it is a show-market of flowers and rare, unusual, plants for gardening and nature lovers. Nurserymen, artists and green designers present their products building a path for the eyes, nose and soul. Orchids, roses and carnations…but even plants for balconies and vegetable gardens. Ideas and suggestions fora green way of life and home. Founded in 1865 by Count Francesco Pertusati along with 150 members, including the Prince Umberto of Savoy, the Horticultural Society of Lombardy will delight the city with new exhibitors and new initiatives.
Among the many talented exhibitors, “Rose Barni” deserves some words. Since 1882, in Pistoia, the Barni Family selects and creates roses: they have been committed to offering the entire world incredibly beautiful and charming plants. Barni leads a relentless quest for the recovery,reproduction and dissemination of rare and hard-to-find breedings, always winning awards and medals at the most important exhibitions in the world. Barni has a catalog of hundreds of roses and will beat Orticola displaying a selection of antique roses in pots. Not to be missed.
XXI MOSTRA ORTICOLA
6 - 7 - 8 May 2016
Indro Montanelli Public Gardens - via Palestro Milan
While it’s Hanami time in Japan during these days, i.e. the ritual observationof flowering trees, especially the cherry tree, also in Milan we can live the same magic and the same splendor.
A small square in the residential area of Via XX Settembre becomes the stage of aunique floral show in town: the magnolias of Piazza Tommaseo, which were still bare until a few days ago after thecold winter, suddenly explode in a profusion of buds and white and pinkflowers, which lights up in a thousand iridescent shades, depending on whetheryou look at it in the early morning or in the evening twilight. A charm not only for the eyes, but also for the smell, as the air is filled with the scent of these beautiful trees; a fragrance with relaxing and anti-stress properties,capable to slow down even the most frenetic lifestyles.
Therefore take place on a bench in this little park and take some time to admire the beauty of the springy Rebirth.
Palazzo Berri Meregalli is a magnificent example of eclecticism. Built in 1913 byarchitect Giulio Ulisse Arata, the structure combines a powerful structure withgracious and elegant decorations. A fusion of many different materials, fromglass to metal, from stone to brick and mosaic tiles, a weave of forms that gothrough the centuries, from Romanesque to Gothic, from the Renaissance toLiberty. The building surprises and captures us with special light and shadowtricks given by the hollows and ledges of its structure, a phenomenon that isparticularly noticeable in the early hours of the morning or in the dim lightof dusk.
The entrancehall hosts the Vittoria Alata (i.e."WingedVictory") by Adolfo Wildt, sculptor, decorator and medalist, a master inthe history of Italian art. A short walk away from this building, there is Cà dell'Oreggia (i.e. “House of the Ear”),whose intercom is shaped in a large bronze ear, always by Wildt.
A melting potof styles, embellishments and volumes, combined skillfully and without anyprejudices by Arata and by his many collaborators, because both in art and inlife if you let yourself intrigue by new and unconventional roads, you canreach beauty.
Palazzo Berri Meregalli
Via Cappuccini 8
An oasis of peace and a true placeof worship for gardening lovers is hidden in the heart of Milan's nightlife,near San Lorenzo’s Columns: the Vivaio Riva (i.e. nursery).
Three thousand square meters ofland, a show of flowers and colours, a maze of vineyards, greenhouses and potswhere to buy beautiful plants and get special advices on their care from thetwo sisters who run the space since the late Sixties.
A corner of rare beauty that isenriched in Summer by botany workshops, activities for children, exhibitionsand book presentations and it transforms into a lovely place for a walk or anaperitif on a bossa nova music background.
Azaleas, jasmines, lemon trees,camellias, primroses and violets: an irresistible floral triumph that makesthis nursery a real outpost of the Rebirth,where to slow down from Milan’s hectic pace and to regain energy and wellness.
Via Arena 7
Open Monday to Saturday 8.30 – 12.30 / 14.30 – 18.30
Villa Necchi Campiglio is a magnificent treasure ofart and architecture in the centre of Milan.
Certainly one might linger on the up-to-dateamenities of this villa, built by Piero Portaluppi between 1932 and 1935 forthe family of Angelo Campiglio, his wife Gigina Necchi and his sister-in-lawNedda.But this residence, donated to FAI(FondoAmbiente Italiano - The National Trust for Italy)andbecome a house museum, hits for the enchantment feeling that is given to youwhile wandering from a room to another: we are charmed not only by the rationalistic decorations but also by the magnificent dresses, still perfectly set in the wardrobes, that carry us to parties in other time periods.
Strolling in the park is a genuine Rebirth experience, being accompanied by the soothingsound of water, swept away by the poetry of flowers , plants and gardens. Somegenerous gifts of works of art embellish the Villa, such as the Vase by Fausto Melotti and a largepainting called Monument to the FallenRacers by Felice Casorati, representing a true You First moment.
Villa Necchi Campiglio
Via Mozart 14
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