Friday 13 April 2018 is the date of the opening of the exhibition of drawings The Modern City at Casa Libeskind curated by Irina Zucca Alessandrelli, in the exclusive penthouse of Daniel Libeskind, the architect’s private loft at CityLife in Milan. The exhibition, which will be on view until 22 April, features a selection of works from the Collezione Ramo in Milan, shown in public for the first time, belonging to one of the largest private collections of 20th-century works on paper, initiated a few years ago by the Milanese entrepreneur Giuseppe Rabolini.
At Libeskind’s loft, Ramo presents the thoughts on paper of some of the most outstanding Italian artists of the first half of the last century, in the setting of an architectural utopia that has become reality: Umberto Boccioni, Luigi Russolo, Antonio Sant’Elia, Mario Sironi, Fortunato Depero, Afro Basaldella. The Modern City at Casa Libeskind represents a preview of the first major exhibition of works from Collezione Ramo, to be held in the fall at the Museo del ‘900.
‘The Ramo Collection exhibition at CityLife – says the architect Daniel Libeskind - is a fantastic exploration of the imagination of the modern city through the lens of these Italian artists. I believe drawing is the fundamental expression of the city. With the mark on paper, you can explore the endless possibilities of the mind —just as Leonardo, Bernini and Michelangelo did!’
Collezione Ramo. The Modern City at Casa Libeskind will be open to visitors every day from 11.00 to 20.00, by reservation only (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For this event, the curator Irina Zucca Alessandrelli has selected works by six artists included in the collection, artists who at the start of the last century envisioned the myth of the modern city, not just in the rapidly growing city of Milan, but also in New York with its futuristic skyscrapers