This new approach to partnership between these two European cultural institutions highlights a shared vision of contemporary culture and artistic creation, despite their different origins, statutes, and national backgrounds.
Both Triennale Milano and the Fondation Cartier are characterized by their international and multidisciplinary approaches. Their programs include contemporary art, architecture, design, performing arts, fashion, and cinema, alongside science and philosophy, with a consistent focus on the major issues and challenges of the contemporary world.
The reason behind this close long-term partnership, rather than undertaking a series of individual events, is the belief that in this difficult and uncertain moment in human history, time is necessary in the search for compelling new visions and perspectives.
Accordingly, over the coming years, Triennale Milano and the Fondation Cartier will develop a series of joint projects in Milan, Paris, and around the world. It will be a dense program of exhibitions, each accompanied by live performances, lectures, and debates.
Working closely with artists, designers, and scientists, Triennale Milano and the Fondation Cartier will launch a new kind of geo-culture. Fluid, but rooted in the values of the two institutions, this geoculture will generate innovation, bringing exhibitions and ideas from Paris and Milan all around the world.
Triennale Milano is an international cultural institution that brings together all forms of art related to contemporary culture: design, architecture, visual arts, and performing arts. It is a place where art and design, creativity and technology, tradition and innovation meet.
The institution, chaired by Stefano Boeri, exhibits works by major Italian and international architects, designers and artists. Exhibitions, encounters, conferences and performances punctuate its programming, and provoke reflection on the key problems of our society, which also occupy public debate.
Triennale Milano has its own theatre, with international and multidisciplinary programming, and presents a collection of Italian design, as well as a library, archives and a conservation laboratory specializing in contemporary design.
Every 3 years, the institution organizes the International Exhibition of Triennale Milano, one of the most important events devoted to design and architecture. The next edition will take place in 2022.
On April 2019, Triennale Milano opened the Museo del Design Italiano inside its spaces, highlighting part of its permanent collection: nearly 1,600 pieces amongst the most iconic and representative works of Italian design.
Triennale Milano is housed in the Palazzo dell’Arte in Milan. Built in 1933 by architect Giovanni Muzio, it was designed as a flexible, modular space able to accommodate events as well as a museum, or theatrical performances.