Image credit: Valentino Albini


THE OPEN BOX. This project involves utilizing a car park on a residential block in a street where there are many art galleries and then transforming the car garage into a BOX for contemporary art. In this space, the project COPPER takes on multiple meanings and layers.

In essence, the project treats the passage of the copper mineral from a symbol of capitalist (alienation) into an almost human dimension.

Since the late 12th century, Milan, has been a wealthy and industrious city, first as a center for the manufacturing of plate armour and wool.

In the the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Milan became a major European hub for the automotive industry along with chemical, textile, tool and heavy machine production. This historic development has been carefully analyzed (criticized) by many leading intellectuals and the automobile garage is the perfect habitat to represent this industrial legacy.



© THE OPEN BOX, Milano, 2017