Li­bri

A CO­LOUR­FUL CAREER

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Dall’in­con­tro tra Cor­rai­ni Edi­zio­ni e il ver­sa­ti­le sti­le di Mar­co Za­nu­so Jr na­sce un vo­lu­me ric­co di vi­ta e co­lo­re, a me­tà tra il li­bro il­lu­stra­to e il dia­rio di viag­gio. Il work in pro­gress si apre con la te­si di lau­rea (cor­re­va l’an­no 1978), fat­ta di schiz­zi, per­for­man­ce, stam­pe ri­toc­ca­te e ci­ta­zio­ni, per ad­den­trar­si poi nel­la ric­ca ope­ra dell’ar­chi­tet­to e de­si­gner mi­la­ne­se. Mo­bi­li va­rio­pin­ti in for­ma di ori­ga­mi (la col­le­zio­ne Po­li­cro­mi per la Ga­le­rie Ita­lien­ne di Pa­ri­gi), gio­chi di lu­ce e ac­ces­so­ri mi­ni­mal rac­con­ta­no di un pro­ces­so crea­ti­vo che na­sce dal­la na­tu­ra­lez­za del­la li­nea su fo­glio e da spe­ri­men­ta­zio­ni su ma­te­ria­li e tec­ni­che di pro­du­zio­ne. Za­nu­so Jr as­sem­bla me­tal­li, in­trec­cia ra­mi e mo­del­la ce­ra­mi­ca con un’al­le­gria che va ol­tre la me­ra pra­ti­ci­tà: le sue so­no in­ven­zio­ni da “non pren­de­re trop­po sul se­rio”, pron­te a re­ga­la­re a chi le os­ser­va un pun­to di vi­sta tut­to nuo­vo. Nel­le sa­go­me e sfu­ma­tu­re fo­to­gra­fa­te, di­se­gna­te e com­men­ta­te dall’au­to­re si ri­per­cor­ro­no qua­si qua­rant’an­ni den­si di at­ti­vi­tà. E si pre­fi­gu­ra un al­tret­tan­to den­so fu­tu­ro. ( St.B)

Cor­rai­ni Edi­zio­ni’s en­coun­ter wi­th the bril­liant, mul­ti-faceted work of Mar­co Za­nu­so Jr has re­sul­ted in a book full of li­fe and co­lour, an il­lu­stra­ted book-cum­tra­vel dia­ry, a work in pro­gress on an ar­ti­st who is al­ways rea­dy to rein­vent him­self. It opens wi­th Za­nu­so Jr’s 1978 de­gree dis­ser­ta­tion – a col­lec­tion of sket­ches, per­for­man­ces, re­tou­ched prin­ts and ci­ta­tions –then goes on to ex­plo­re the ri­ch bo­dy of work pro­du­ced by the Mi­la­ne­se ar­chi­tect and de­si­gner. Co­lour­ful, ori­ga­mi-li­ke fur­ni­tu­re items (the Po­li­cro­mi col­lec­tion for Ga­le­rie Ita­lien­ne in Pa­ris), ex­pe­ri­men­ts wi­th light and mi­ni­mal ac­ces­so­ries tell of a crea­ti­ve pro­cess ba­sed on the na­tu­ral­ness of the li­nes dra­wn on a pie­ce of pa­per and ex­pe­ri­men­ts wi­th ma­te­rials and pro­duc­tion tech­ni­ques. Za­nu­so Jr as­sem­bles me­tals, in­ter­wea­ves bran­ches and mo­dels ce­ra­mic wi­th a joy that goes beyond the pu­re­ly prac­ti­cal, his in­ven­tions are ones that are “not to be ta­ken too se­riou­sly”. The sha­pes and sub­tle co­lours pho­to­gra­phed, de­si­gned and com­men­ta­ted on by the ar­ti­st look back over a career span­ning 40 years and of­fer a glimp­se of a light-fil­led fu­tu­re.

Pro­get­ti / Works Mar­co Zanuso Jr Cor­rai­ni Edi­zio­ni, 2017 pp 144, € 30

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