Nine Journeys Through Time. Alcantara and Art in the Apartment of the Prince is an exhibition promoted and produced by the Municipality of Milan – Culture, Palazzo Reale (Royal Palace) and Alcantara, conceived especially for the rooms of the Apartment of the Prince, and open to the public until Sunday 13 May 2018. Curated by Davide Quadrio and Massimo Torrigiani, the exhibition is the third episode in a cycle of shows, which since 2016 explore the surprising qualities of Alcantara as a material for artistic creation, transforming the spaces of the Apartment of the Prince into gateways onto the ‘elsewhere’ realms of art.
With this new project, the Company that produces and markets Alcantara throughout the world continues its original research and development activities, opening up once again to both established and emerging artists from various fields of contemporary creativity, inviting them to get to grips with original, complex and unique works of art. In Nine Journeys Through Time, offering an exceptional combination of talents, 10 artistic approaches are brought together through 9 projects in a range of media. From the transfiguration of painting to fashion, from digital design to music, they all draw inspiration from the specifics of a unique material.
Each of them – including the unprecedented coupling of Stocker and van Herpen – has come up with a site-specific work, dialoguing with the Apartment of the Prince, itself a setting charged with great creative energy. The 10 artists are: Aaajiao, Andrea Anastasio, Caterina Barbieri, Krijn de Koning, Li Shurui, Chiharu Shiota, Esther Stocker and Iris van Herpen, Zeitguised, Zimoun.
“Once again, with this project the prestigious spaces of the Apartment of the Prince take on a magical atmosphere, suited to welcoming and leading by the hand, from room to room, all those visitors who are willing to let themselves be swept away by the charm of this imaginary universe. Through contemporary art, the Alcantara material allows artists and creatives to get to grips with its infinite expressive possibilities, as has been shown in the previous chapters of this enthralling dialogue with Palazzo Reale”, said Andrea Boragno, Chairman and CEO of Alcantara.