Presenting….The Triennale NYC

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Anxious for more news on the Triennale Design Museum’s New York space, we were happy to arrive at the RAI New York headquarters yesterday to hear top officials usher in the Triennale NYC.  Among those present yesterday were Francesco Maria Talo’, the Italian Consulate General of New York and Roberto Manzoni, President of Artlivingny and strategic planner for the New York space.  Davide Rampello, President of the Triennale Milano and current overseer of the New York location, gave a simultaneously broadcasted address from the Triennale Design Museum in Milan.

While the Triennale Milano promoted its upcoming retrospective exhibit on Roy Lichtenstein, there were interesting previews of the Triennale NYC. Architectural plans and simulated renderings of the museum’s façade flanked one of the walls, giving the attendees an idea of what the Triennale NYC will look like once completed.  Located on 40 W 53rd Street, across from MoMA and at the site of the former Museum of Arts and Design, the Triennale NYC will have two exhibition halls for art and design and areas for a café and design store (they will sell limited-edition design pieces there–another perk). Architects Pier Luigi Cerri and Michele de Lucchi are undertaking the project of designing the space.

Beyond serving as an exhibition space for Italian art and design, the Triennale NYC intends to bring together a wide range of diverse entities to highlight “l’Italianità”—the Italian identity.  With this objective in mind, the museum will kick off its spring opening with an inaugural exhibition on Gio Ponti curated by Germano Celant.

Francesco Maria Talo', Renato Miracco, Massimo Migliaro, Rocco Zullino, Roberto Manzoni

A rendering of the Triennale NYC's facade

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