Alcantara’s Third Exhibition at Palazzo Reale Opens in Milan

Alcantara and six artists continue exploration of artistic expression

Aki Kondo – Japanese artist (Photo: Business Wire)

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MILAN--()--Alcantara, the Italian manufacturer of luxury material for the fashion, interior design and automotive industries, explores contemporary artistic expression with its third curated exhibition at Milan’s historic Royal Palace (Palazzo Reale).

Titled Fantasy Access Code, the exhibit will remain open through April 30 and continues the use of Alcantara® as a medium of expression through the work of six international artists and design studios: Aki Kondo, Michael Lin, Soundwalk Collective, Georgina Starr, Nanda Vigo and Lorenzo Vitturi.

The exhibit’s title, Fantasy Access Code (Codice di avviamento fantastico), comes from the booklet Grammatica della fantasia by Italian author Gianni Rodari (1920 – 1980). The set point for each artist’s exploration of space and material at the exhibition was derived from a second book, A Grammar of Fantasy; Introduction to the Art of Making Up Stories (Introduzione all’arte di inventare storie) by Einaudi Ragazzi (1973 – ).

The exhibit, developed in partnership with the city of Milan and curated by sinologist, curator and art historian Davide Quadrio and editor and cultural expert Massimo Torrigiani, features dedicated spaces that illustrate an imaginary journey taken by each of the participating artists. The exhibit takes place in a portion of the Royal Palace normally closed to the public and only open for special events such as Alcantara’s Fantasy Access Code exhibit.

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Founded in 1972, Alcantara represents a prime example of Italian-produced quality. As registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A. and the result of a unique and proprietary technology, Alcantara® is a highly innovative material, offering an unrivalled combination of sensory, aesthetic and functional qualities. Thanks to its extraordinary versatility, Alcantara is the choice of leading brands in a number of application fields: fashion and accessories, automotive, interior design and home décor, and consumer-electronics. These features, together with a serious and certified commitment to sustainability, make Alcantara a true icon of contemporary lifestyle: the lifestyle of those who want to fully enjoy everyday life, while respecting the environment.

Since 2009 Alcantara has been certified “Carbon Neutral”, having defined, reduced and offset all of the CO2 emissions derived from its activities. Alcantara annually draws up and publishes its own Sustainability Report, certified by Deloitte and also available on its corporate website. Headquartered in Milan, Alcantara’s production site and R&D department are located in Nera Montoro, in the heart of the Umbria Region (Terni).

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Contacts

Alcantara Company Contact:
Maria Elena Furini
Alcantara S.p.A.
Phone: +39.02.580.304.57
E-mail: MariaElena.furini@alcantara.com
or
Media Contacts for Alcantara:
Larry Weis or Thom Cannell
AutoCom Associates
Phone: +1.248.647.8621
E-mail: lweis@usautocom.com or
tcannell@usautocom.com

Contacts

Alcantara Company Contact:
Maria Elena Furini
Alcantara S.p.A.
Phone: +39.02.580.304.57
E-mail: MariaElena.furini@alcantara.com
or
Media Contacts for Alcantara:
Larry Weis or Thom Cannell
AutoCom Associates
Phone: +1.248.647.8621
E-mail: lweis@usautocom.com or
tcannell@usautocom.com