Inauguration on July 15th, under the title “Unknown Unknowns. An Introduction to Mysteries” of the 23rd Triennale Milano International Exhibition. In 2023, the renowned institution celebrates the hundredth anniversary of its foundation.
One of the largest and most important international events dedicated to design and architecture addresses the theme of the unknown, questioning the mysteries of the known world. Conceived as a space for open, multilateral debate, a space for reflection, it tries to answer a series of questions about what we still “don't know what we don't know”.
The great thematic exhibition, Unknown Unknown, will be the nerve centre of this exhibition; curated by Ersilia Vaudo, astrophysicist and Chief Diversity Officer at the European Space Agency, it is envisioned as an opportunity to open up to brand-new prospects: from the most distant universe to dark matter, extra-terrestrial space becomes a dimension to be lived in. Over 100 works, projects and installations by international artists, researchers and designers address the theme.
This thematic exhibition is flanked by two other important shows. Mondo Reale, curated by Hervé Chandès, general artistic director of Fondation Cartier, a reflection on the secret wonders of our planet, through the work of 17 artists. Plus, La Tradizione del Nuovo, curated by Marco Sammicheli, Director of the Triennale’s Museum of Italian Design, which illustrates how Italian design has always adopted a courageous and dedicated approach to exploration and research.