Milan 08: New York art and architecture gallery Storefront for Art and Architecture will present Ring Dome in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan next month, during the furniture fair.
The temporary pavilion, designed by Korean architect Minsuk Cho of Mass Studies and built of hula hoops, is a new version of the one constructed in New York last autumn to celebrate Storefront's 25th anniversary (see photos below).
Storefront, in collaboration with Italian architecture and design magazine Abitare, will use the pavilion to host a series of events featuring Naoto Fukasawa, Rem Koolhaas, Gaetano Pesce, Oliviero Toscani and others.
Below is some info from Storefront:
Storefront for Art and Architecture at Milan Furniture Fair '08
Storefront for Art and Architecture, the New York-based nonprofit art and architecture gallery, in collaboration with Abitare Magazine, will be appearing in Milan for the 2008 Funiture Fair (16-21 April) with a new version of the Ring Dome pavilion by Minsuk Cho/Mass Studies previously installed at Storefront Gallery in New York.
The pavilion, built out of 1,500 hula-hoops and and 12,000 zip-ties, will be installed in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, the shopping arcade that connects Piazza Duomo and Piazza La Scala.
Over the five days of the Furniture Fair, the pavilion will host a series of events organized by Abitare and Storefront, including a 100-minute dialogue between Hans Ulrich Obrist, Pierre Paulin and Rem Koolhaas; a day-long domino-interview with 50 participants, starting with Naoto Fukasawa; Gaetano Pesce in conversation with Oliviero Toscani; and a day-long open editorial meeting.
Above and below: photos of Ring Dome in New York last year
Pop-up Storefront Milan
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
20100 Milan, Italy
16-21 April, 2008
Above and below: construction of Ring Dome