Triennale is turning on the spotlight and highlighting some protagonists of twentieth-century culture who, from their time spent in Milano, have developed an aesthetic and a vision of the project that has had repercussions all over the world.
An overdue tribute to Saul Steinberg to celebrate his genius; the great artist dedicated many of his extraordinary works to the city where he resided from 1933 to 1941, his formative creative years.
He depicts this city in the seventies as his memory prompts him: solemn twentieth-century architecture of the totalitarian Regime, the local places of his Milanese life around the Polytechnic and other snapshots from his past life.
"At that time the air of Milan was excellent and the light was beautiful, and I saw something that I had never seen before, the quiet and peaceful awakening of a city: people on foot, people on bicycles, trams, workers".
Pencil, pen and pastel drawings, paper masks, objects/sculptures, fabrics, collages: a prolific exhibition of works that showcase Steinberg's multifaceted artistic oeuvres.
Don’t miss the famous covers of The New Yorker which, together with other magazines and books, give us an insight into his complex and varied life as an artist.