Memos - About of fashion in this millennium is an exhibition curated by Maria Luisa Frisa and created in collaboration with the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, open to the public from February 21st to May 4th.
The project aims to be a tool for questioning about fashion, its peculiarities and its attributes, referring to Italo Calvino's American Lessons, which the author was supposed to present in the autumn of 1985 at Harvard University. Unfortunately, the genius died suddenly shortly before starting these lessons; so his wife published post mortem excerpts from Calvino's writings, with the title Six Memos for the Next Millenium. Hence the choice of the word Memos, to talk about fashion and words as a scientific method and, at the same time, literature.
Maria Luisa Frisa reflects on the practice of fashion curating and conceives the exhibition involving Judith Clark for the exhibition-making and Stefano Tonchi with a visual project. Memos will occupy the most important and prestigious rooms of the Museum including: the Fresco Room, the Textile Room, the Golden Room, the Stucco Room.