From March 1st to September 1st, 2019 the Republic of the Union Myanmar will be present at the Triennale di Milano with its own national pavilion at the XXII International Exhibition titled “Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survivor“. The exhibition will underline the concept of restorative design, highlighting objects and concepts at all scales that reconsider human beings’ relationship with their environments – including both natural and social ecosystems.
The Myanmar pavilion’s title “Harmony between nature and human being“, chosen by the curator Mauro Salvemini – and president of Culture2All – ONLUS – simply invites the visitor to reflect on the relationship between nature and human being that in the past, overall, used to be harmonious and based on a use anchored to the traditions and rituals.
The works on display are by the four contemporary Burmese artists Aung Myint, Nann Nann, Nyein Chan Su e Saw Moe Zaw, while the Italian Lorenzo Bar and Stefano Polo have realized the big bamboo tree sculpture that stands in the middle of the art space. The pavilion – says curator Mauro Salvemini – intents to ensure that the visitor enters an atmosphere and a space of reflection welcomed by the bamboo tree and the sound of the bells that transcend the material space, which are the perfect synthesis of putting together the “new” and the “tradition” in contemporary art.
The general commissioner or the pavilion is the Honorary Consul for Myanmar in Northwest Italy and Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce Italy – Myanmar. The participation takes place under the high patronage of Myanmar Ambassador in Italy and partners of the partecipation – among the others – are: Culture2All – ONLUS, Marina di Nettuno S.p.A., Bierre Costruzioni, Associazione Italiana Bambù and with the collaboration of Concilio Europeo dell’Arte.
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Broken Nature, Triennale di Milano | Opening weekend: 1st-3rd March 2019
Photo: Bamboo forest and pagoda of Taung To,in the vicinity of Inle Lake, Myanmar – Photo credit: Mauro Salvemini