Eight Art Project
Eight Art Project
“Mario Nigro. Works 1947-1992”, Palazzo Reale, Milano
The largest exhibition ever devoted to Mario Nigro (Pistoia, 1917 - Livorno, 1922), one of the great protagonists of the twentieth-century Italian art scene, held in Milan at Palazzo Reale and Museo del Novecento.
“Mario Nigro. Works 1947-1992” - First room, Palazzo Reale, Milano
Mario Nigro’s artistic career began in the second half of the 1940s. His earliest works were the expression of a vision in which his understanding of music and his scientific knowledge played a decisive role.
“Mario Nigro. Works 1947-1992” - Second room, Palazzo Reale, Milano
In 1952 Nigro started creating one of the most original series of his artistic career – that of “total space”.
“Mario Nigro. Works 1947-1992” - Third room, Palazzo Reale, Milano
In addition to the historical events of 1956 came some tough personal circumstances that put a strain on Nigro’s ability to resist and in 1958 he decided to leave Livorno and his profession as a pharmacist and to move permanently to Milan.
“Mario Nigro. Works 1947-1992” - Fourth room, Palazzo Reale, Milano
In the mid-1960s, Nigro started combining the chromatic freedom of his works with the need to obtain a greater degree of geometric structuring, and this create a lively dialogue with the architectural setting.
“Mario Nigro. Works 1947-1992” - Fifth room, Palazzo Reale, Milano
Dallo spazio totale: componibile in 7 pezzi in contrasto simultaneo di progressioni ritmiche, 1965, one of a series of sculptural works, is of particular symbolic value in Nigro’s artistic career.
“Mario Nigro. Works 1947-1992” - Sixth room, Palazzo Reale, Milano
From 1969 to 1979, Nigro’s painting related to the concept of “total time”. The line became the absolute protagonist in his art during this period, providing him with an opportunity for a profound reflection on his art.
"Mario Nigro. Works 1947-1992” - Seventh room, Palazzo Reale, Milano
In the “metaphysics of colour” series, a single line divides the panels asymmetrically, and the background features tones of green, lilac, sky and navy blue, and red.
“Mario Nigro. Works 1947-1992” - Eighth room, Palazzo Reale, Milano
From 1987 to 1992, the year the artist died, there were ever more series of paintings.
"Mario Nigro. Works 1947-1992" - First room, Museo del Novecento, Milano
Works on paper were a key aspect of Mario Nigro’s diverse approach, and a testing ground for his artistic ideas, an incubator for his thoughts and a workshop for the creation of images.
Exhibition "Mario Nigro. Works 1947-1992" - Archive room, Museo del Novecento, Milano
In Nigro’s case, the practice of drawing and experimentation on paper came as a constant manifestation of an authentic and active thought process.
COPPER CROSSINGS. Copper Shapes in Contemporary Art, Design, Technology and Architecture
Copper Crossings is the first exhibition looking at copper from a different point of view thanks to an interdisciplinary approach with more than 250 pieces representative of sectors of the exhibition.
Copper Crossings. Art section
The section dedicated to contemporary art shows twenty-six works by artists who worked from the 1960s to the present day. It allows visitors to appreciate the evolution in the use of copper from Arte Povera to Minimal Art to the trends of recent years.
Copper Crossings. Design section
Copper design has created growing interest, with surprising and often unusual results. The most well-known names in the industry have ventured in designing everyday objects drawn to copper shine but also by its oxidative processes and its technological evolution.
Copper Crossings. Technology section
Copper is used in the most advanced sectors of technology. It is present in microprocessors and other electronic components. It is key material for IT and telecommunications. It is also a fundamental conductor of energy. Thanks to the contribution of Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci in Milan, the section devoted to technology has put on show numerous objects and applications of copper.
Copper Crossings. Architecture section
Copper is used in architecture for its ability to blend into its surroundings, becoming an integral part of it. A number of architects have understood its potential and have included copper in some of their most important projects.
February 30th… be inspired!
11 designers deal with children creativity. Each designer selected a sketch of the object created by a kid from which he took inspiration to make a new design object. The exhibition of these prototypes was shown at the Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia of Milan during the Design Week in 2015.
Roberto Ciaccio, INTER/VALLUM
26th November 2011

Performance of an original composition by Philip Corner and Lorna Windsor for gong and soprano, inspired by artist’s show/installation Inter/Vallum.
Roberto Ciaccio, INTER/VALLUM
Roberto Ciaccio’s monographic exhibition entitled “INTER/VALLUM” intended to create a dialogue between the work of this contemporary artist and philosophy, music and modern architecture. The exhibition, which was set out as a site-specific work/installation for Sala delle Cariatidi of Palazzo Reale in Milan, has been devised and planned thanks to Ciaccio’s collaboration with Kurt. W. Forster and Remo Bodei.
Roberto Ciaccio, INTER/VALLUM
20th September 2011

During the exhibition at Palazzo Reale, Antonio Ballista and Bruno Canino, after 35 years, have performed the mythic concert MANTRA by Karlheinz Stockhausen.