Armin Linke in collaboration with Giulia Bruno and Giuseppe Ielasi
Germany’s contribution to the International Exhibition of the XXII Triennale di Milano
Mar 1 – Sep 1, 2019
Press conference in Milan: Wed, Feb 27, 2019
Public opening and international symposium: Fri, Mar 1, 2019
Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival is the motto of the International Exhibition of the XXII Triennale di Milano. From March 1 until September 1, 2019, the endangered environment and the Anthropocene, the age of human-influence, will inform the art and design Triennale in Milan. Germany will be represented by Armin Linke in collaboration with Giulia Bruno and Giuseppe Ielasi. Carceri d’Invenzione is curated by Anselm Franke, head of HKW’s Division of Visual Arts and Film.
The search for new ways of shaping the world to avert threats to human existence is shaping our present and is characteristic of the epochal term of the geological Anthropocene, a geochronic age in which humans have become one of the most important factors influencing the biological, geological and atmospheric processes on earth.
In collaboration with Giulia Bruno and Giuseppe Ielasi, Armin Linke will use representative excerpts from his several thousand hours of audio and video recordings and about 250 terabytes of field research data for the German contribution. Linke processually assembles all of this material in a multimedia installation. Anselm Franke and Armin Linke have chosen an exceptional and sculptural structure as the setting for the German contribution. The double stairwell was designed in 1963 by the architect and sculptor Carlo Ramous in collaboration with Carlo Bassi and Goffredo Boschetti.
For the Anthropocene Observatory project, in 2013 Armin Linke, together with Territorial Agency (John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog), began a journey documented on film to the places and institutions where the Anthropocene and climate change are negotiated and manifested today.
Further information and accreditation options will follow in early February.
Germany’s official contribution to the XXII Triennale di Milano is funded by the Foreign Office. For this exhibition, the studio Armin Linke was supported by the project partners Fundació Sorigué, Lleida, Spain, Fondazione Matera-Basilicata 2019 and TBA21-Academy.