Floating Cube Exhibition: 10 Years, 10 Artists, 10 Works

by on Monday, January 07, 2019

Floating Cube

The Quadreria Contemporanea (Contemporary Picture Gallery) of Molteni&C showcased with a new display concept by Ron Gilad and curated by Crist iana Colli. 

Inside M&C, the large-format multicultural, plural and bilingual periodical invented by Luca Meda for 10 years has been brooding, intimately and in secret, a photographic committee, Visual Art, which counterpoints every edition, every Furnishing and Design trade fair and show.

Ron Gilad

The project was inaugurated in 2006, conceived and curated by Cristiana Colli, a gift that is inserted in the centre of the magazine, a collection that is shared, accessible, diffuse.

So the Quadreria Contemporanea was a work in progress that has manifested the experience, the idea of the collection, the style of collecting, the network of collectors unpredictable, hybrid, mobile. 

Now, from the M&C mega-mag, the collection arrives in Giussano, presented in a site specifically designed for Glass Cube, called “Floating Cube”, with a display concept by Ron Gilad.

A design statement sustained with conviction by the company, committed to every era – as documented by its eight-year-long history - in supporting contemporary culture, architecture, and design. A gift that is inserted in the centre of the magazine: two-faced – side A and side B always, pulls out, an impossible object, a paradox to be displayed between two sheets of glass. A collection that is shared, accessible, diffuse. 

Travelling arm-in-arm around the world, in bookshops, in archives, in the air – suspended and held in place by fishing lines. A community of artists, glances, thoughts, intentions that make themselves available for contemplation. So the Quadreria Contemporanea – paradoxically in format yet coherent in its format – was a work in progress that has manifested the experience, the idea of the collection, the style of collecting, the network of collectors unpredictable, hybrid, mobile. To connect the Molteni community – people, projects, objects – with the spirit of the times, the good vibrations of the communities, of the dialogues, of the landscapes. 

Now, from the M&C mega-mag, the collection arrives in Giussano, inside the Compound that since 2015 has housed the Molteni Museum, presented in a site specifically designed for Glass Cube, called “Floating Cube”, with a display concept by Ron Gilad. 
“A white cube at the heart of a glass one, floating above running water. A room without entrance or exit, an unexpected space for hanging art” - Ron Gilad

A space within an existing space, unexpected and floating on a few centimetres of water. A square volume that landed in the centre of the structure that becomes an art gallery and that makes an edition of Glass Cube. 

Ron Gilad’s project transforms the exhibition space, embraces the layout of the images, allows this essential and monolithic form to become a platform for contemplation, also through the distance between the visitor and the work that maintains that public intimacy at the origin of the project and the photographic commissioning. 

There are twenty photographic works on display, with just as many Molteni&C products featured, created by Paola De Pietri (2007), Francesco Jodice (2008), Antonio Biasiucci (2009), Olimpia&Miro Zagnoli (2010), Alessandra Spranzi (2011), Barbara Probst (2012), Davide Pizzigoni (2013), Botto&Bruno (2014), Mario Carrieri (2015), Olivo Barbieri (2016). 

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