18 October 2018 - 17 February 2019
Palazzo Reale, Milan
Promoted and produced by the department of culture of the city of Milan, together with Palazzo Reale and MondoMostreSkira, and coordinated by Pascale Picard, director of the Municipal Museums of Avignone, the exhibition Picasso Metamorfosi opens on October 18 at Palazzo Reale in Milan. The event is a stopover of Picasso-Méditerranée, the important European triennial exhibition promoted by the Musée Picasso in Paris together with other international institutions. It presents an exciting itinerary designed to highlight Picasso’s surprising investigations into a modern art that is rooted in the classical arts and in mythology.
In the approximately 200 works of the display curated by the architect Pierluigi Cerri, a strong dialogue emerges between Picasso and the art of the ancient world: his transfigured antiquity is a reinterpretation, in a modern key and in an original visual language, of a wide variety of mythological themes and figures.
Alongside minotaurs, centaurs, fauns, and other hybrid creatures, as well as Bacchic processions and chariot battles, some of the artist’s favorite subjects make their appearance: bullfights, arenas, war, passion and Eros.
The exhibition is organized in six sections which range in theme from the kiss to the myth of Arianna and the Minotaur, the origin of “Demoiselles,” and metamorphosis. The works of the Spanish artist are displayed together with the ancient works (pottery, vases, statues, votive plaques, reliefs, idols, and stele) that inspired and deeply influenced him.
UniFor supports the initiative as a technical sponsor in the realization of the exhibition.
Events | 2020.10.13
Poldi Pozzoli Museum, "Mantegna ritrovato"
UniFor is proud to support once again the Poldi Pezzoli Museum as a technical sponsor.
Events | 2020.09.22
Decor & Decorum: conversation with Tobia Scarpa
The conversation between architect Tobia Scarpa and Francesca Molteni, live on Zoom, will trace the architectural idea behind the renovation of UniFor space in Milan in the late 1980s.
Events | 2020.08.06
UniFor @ Paris Design Week
UniFor presents a new multimedia window, curated by Ron Gilad, for the Paris Design Week in its showroom in 6 Rue des Saints Pères.
Events | 2019.09.15
UniFor will take part at WORKSPACE, the largest commercial interior design event in the Middle East. The which will take place in Dubai from 17th to 10th September.
This year WORKSPACE will also be part of Middle East Design and Hospitality Week (MEDHW), the biggest celebration of design and hospitality in the Region.
Events | 2019.09.06
New Opening - UniFor Showroom Paris
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, UniFor is restoring and renewing the historic showroom of its French branch, designed by Afra and Tobia Scarpa in 1979. The newly renovated spaces has been inaugurated during Paris Design Week, in celebration of both UniFor’s first 50 years - the history of which is illustrated in a prestigious book published by Skira, “UniFor. A Commitment to Architecture” - and its 40 years on the French market at its historic and prestigious Paris location on Rue des Saint-Peres. It was 1978 when the Molteni family founded UniFor France and entrusted Afra and Tobia Scarpa with the task of transforming the former residential apartment at 6 Rue des Saints-Pères into spaces suitable for receiving its clients and presenting the UniFor collection. The showroom was launched the following year. The renovation project, overseen by the architect Simone Agresta, leaves Afra and Tobia Scarpa's original project intact while reinterpreting the spaces in a modern key