Of roosters and hens, hoopoes, owls and other animals. Toni Zuccheri at the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum hosts a new exhibit dedicated to multi-colored animals by the glass artist Toni Zuccheri. One-of-a-kind works depicting birds – Zuccheri’s favorite animal – will ‘inhabit’ the museum in via Gesù whose rooms will be transformed into an imaginary aviary thanks to the displays by Lissoni Associati, an official partner of the museum. The exhibit, curated by Rosa Chiesa and Sandro Pezzoli, will be an opportunity to focus on a particular aspect of the production of this very unique artist from Friuli, who looked at the world of nature as his special font of inspiration.

The permanent collection of the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum – where excellent craftsmanship is at home – is flanked by a significant nucleus of birds in which glass encounters heterogenous materials giving life in this way to hoopoes, roosters, and ducks: one-of-a-kind works in which nature is exalted by the very personal choice of expressive means. A multi-faceted work that of the artist who dedicated his life to glass, always experimenting with new techniques and often using various materials, such as wood, dry leaves, stones, bronze, corn cobs, and recycled supports, chosen for the imprint that nature put on them, for their material energy, a vehicle of personal and collective memories.

The installation, at the museum until the 13th of October, is realized with the support of the Region of LombardyCariplo Foundation, and – for the display – Lissoni AssociatiEnrico Bersellini and Banca Generali have supported the exhibit, while FLOSGlas Italia and Max & Kitchen have contributed as technical sponsors.

For the exhibit, Marsilio editore has published the volume TONI ZUCCHERI. Poeta della natura e del vetro in Italian, curated by Rosa Chiesa and Sandro Pezzoli. Information is available in English in the museum.

Of roosters and hens, hoopoes, owls and other animals. Toni Zuccheri at the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum
Bagatti Valsecchi Museum, via Gesù 5 – Milan
June 5 – October 13, 2019
Exhibit curated by Rosa Chiesa and Sandro Pezzoli
Display created by Piero Lissoni with Gianni Fiore, Lissoni Associati
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 1 – 5:45 PM (closed Mondays and August 15)

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