MILAN — For those who are tired of the “usual” places, there are new places all over Milan ready to become new places to visit.
A new Louis Vuitton destination has just opened in a renovated 1930s building known as the former Traversi Garage. Developed on three floors, the first and second floors are dedicated to retail, women’s and men’s collections, recognizable by the selected color palette, pink and yellow for women and Keaton blue for men. The top floor will house special Louis Vuitton projects, including pop-ups and art exhibitions.
For the global presentation of the Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama collection, the third floor houses an impressive installation in the world of the Japanese artist. Countless “infinity points” cover both the floor and the walls. The collection is available for sale: bags, shoes, fragrances and clothing for men and women. As a final detail, three huge brightly colored pumpkins were placed on the terrace of the building, a symbol of the artist’s dichotomy representing her alter ego, a symbol of hostile nature, fears and anxieties and a soothing memory of childhood, the house said.
Via Bagutta, 2 – 20121
Il Marchese Milan
The Roman tradition has arrived in the heart of Milan, in the artistic district of Brera, with Il Marchese. A few steps from the La Scala theater, the restaurant is the second owned by Davide Solari and Lorenzo Renzi, after the first in the Italian capital.
The stylish tavern offers Roman staples such as Pasta Amatriciana, Cacio e Pepe, Carbonara and Gricia served straight from the pan. The environment is inspired by the favorite Italian film of the director Alberto Sordi called “Il Marchese del Grillo” and offers guests the opportunity to experience all the charm of the nobility from the 19th century. The location is sophisticated, with its neoclassical style and highly prized Milanese marble. A specialty is the amaro bar with more than 600 available drinks.
Il Marchese Milan
Via dei Bossi, 3 – 20121
“Do it right” is the mantra of chef Riccardo Quadri. He recently started his first solo project with Quadri Bistrot in Via Solferino, which ranges from aperitivo to fine dining. Quadri reinterprets Italian and French cuisine in a contemporary way and experiments with seasonal vegetables for asparagus risotto, for example, or combines scallops from Japan with curry. The drink list is specially compiled by the young bartender, and one of his suggestions is the quadri-tini, based on vodka, gin and extra dry vermouth. Lounge, cocktail bar with a long counter, living room and restaurant room are the result of cooperation with local artisans.
Via Solferino, 48 – 20121
The concept of recycling, in this case antique works, becomes an exhibition at Fondazione Prada. It runs until February 27, and focuses on the actual moment in which an ancient piece or ruin leaves its original state and takes on new meaning through reuse. The project is being developed in two buildings of the Foundation: the podium and the cistern. The first allows visitors to directly engage with the works, allowing them to examine them more closely. On the other hand, in Cisterna, the encounter with objects takes place gradually, promoting different points of view, for example from the narrow perspective of a room built within an already existing environment. The core of the works also emphasizes how the recycling of a work of art, transformed into a decoration, ensured its preservation, such as the marble table with the relief of the life of Achilles (4th century AD).
The Prada Foundation
Largo Isarco, 2 – 20139
“Max Ernst” exhibit
German poet, sculptor and art theorist Max Ernst is presented at the Palazzo Reale in the first dedicated retrospective exhibition with 400 works including paintings, sculptures and photographs from museums, foundations and private collections around the world. The exhibition groups works into four major periods divided into nine themed rooms. Among them is “Eros and Metamorphosis”, which reflects the central role that love, friendship and eroticism played in his poetic selections. Sculpture and goldsmith’s art, on the other hand, are emphasized in “The Pleasure of the Eye”, where the role of nature and landscape in the artist’s life is also shown. To jump into the Renaissance period, still in the Palazzo Reale, the painter Hieronymus Bosch is presented to the public at the exhibition entitled “Bosch to each other Renaissance”.
Piazza del Duomo, 12 – 20122
“Japan. Body Performing live”
PAC brings Japan and its history to Milan. With this exhibition, the museum continues its exploration of the continents with contemporary art. The exhibition shows the works of 17 artists born between 1924 and 1987 and how they were influenced by the Second World War.
PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea
Via Palestro, 14 – 20121