1 / 12       Vincenzo Conti, Propileo dell’Esposizione al Parco, facciata Padiglione Galleria del Sempione, Arch. S. Locati.
2 / 12       Vincenzo Conti, Padiglione della Città di Sampierdarena, Arch. Gino Coppede.
3 / 12       Vincenzo Conti, Facciata esterna del Pulvinare dell’Arena di Milano, Arch. Orsino Bongi.
4 / 12       Vincenzo Conti, Padiglione Orientale De Bernardi, piazzale Diveria, Arch. Stefano Lissoni.
6 / 12       Vincenzo Conti, Propileo dell’Esposizione al Parco, ingresso Mostra Internazionale di Pesca Acquicoltura e Acquario, Arch. S. Locati.
7 / 12       Leone Soldati, Aeroplano Parco, Ing Hiram, S. Maxim, 4 settembre 1906.
8 / 12       Leone Soldati, Salone dei Festeggiamenti (Parco), Arch. Sebastiano Locati, 4 settembre 1906.
9 / 12       Leone Soldati, Piazza D’Armi, Cairo, Arch. Galletti, 4 settembre 1906.
10 / 12       Leone Soldati, Carretta reclame del villaggio eritreo tirata da un bufalo, Piazza D’Armi, 4 settembre 1906.
11 / 12       Leone Soldati, Duca Visconti di Modrone e consorte in automobile, 2 maggio 1906.
12 / 12       Leone Soldati, Marina Italiana e Faro, Piazza D’Armi, 4 settembre 1906.

Ephemeral city

On the occasion of the Expo 2015, Gabriele Mazzotta Publishing prints an important volume named Ephemeral city. Art, technology, exoticism at the international Exposition of Milan in 1906, curated by Pietro Redondi in cooperation with Franco Confalonieri. The book presents never seen before texts and photographs regarding the big event of 1906, when Milan celebrated the opening of the Simplon Tunnel, the longest railway tunnel in the world, with the international Exposition that involved the more important countries of the planet. The event, dedicated to transports and innovations (in all its forms, from the means of communications to industrial and social arts), was displayed in two expository venues connected by an aerial electric railway: the Sempione (Simplon) Park on one side and the clearing of Piazza d’Armi on the other, where later the Fiera Campionaria would be born.
The exquisite volume is in two-colour print and has been made after the discovery of private archives of thousands of never seen before prints, including stereoscopic cards, by two amateur Milanese photographers, a physician and a future engineer, Leone Soldati and Vincenzo Conti. They are photographs which are different from those official ones known up to now, even though sometimes the subjects are the same, thanks to which we can see the Exposition of 1906 with the eyes of a contemporary visitor for the first time.
The publishing of the book is accompanied by an exhibition with the same title curated by Pietro Redondi, devised and made possible by the University of Milan-Bicocca in cooperation with the Tronchetti Provera Foundation. The exhibition – set up at the Exhibition Site in the Cluster Isles, Seaside and Food of which the University of Milan-Bicocca is the Institutional Content Provider – offers, with 32 large boards, the never seen before and especially striking photographs by Leone Soldati and Vincenzo Conti, which are included in the new book published by Mazzotta.

Ephemeral City. Art, technology, exoticism at the international Exposition of Milan in 1906
EXPO Exhibition Site (cluster Isles, Seaside and Food) - Milan Rho (Italy)
1 May – 30 June 2015

opening times: every day, 10.00 am - 11.00 pm
admission fee: full 39,00 € (Entrance EXPO Milano 2015)
info: www.expo2015.org

published on 2015-06-15 in NEWS / EXHIBITIONS


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