Experiences and imagination, visible and invisible, inside and outside, all dancing together in the work of Francesca Torzo, one of today’s most innovative architects and, in 2018, winner of the international architectural prize, the Piranesi Award. His ability becomes immediately clear in front of his installations, just inaugurated at the Trienniale, dialoguing with the environs of the museum, investigating the essence of architectural language. Open but intimate spaces greet visitors to Chaosmos, which cites Finnegans Wake by James Joyce to demonstrate how chaos is not in contrast to the cosmos but, rather, a part of it. Two curtains designed by the artist go right to to the heart of his reflections. The first interacts with the variations of light during the day, thanks to shimmering and semi-transparent panels - the inside is a window of life-experiences, ready to engage the public with videos, stories and collages of travel photos. The second is an homage to Sogno di Costantino by Piero della Francesca, which then gives way to 11 architectural projects created by the artist in Italy and abroad - an invitation for thoughts to wander among materials, emotions and desires in a space to be freely enjoyed, just like the architecture of Francesca Torzo.
At the Pirelli Hangar Bicocca "The Eye, the Eye and the Ear", the first personal exhibition in Italy of the American artist who explores themes like gender identity through various languages and mediums.