5 online exhibitions for the weekend

Galleries, museums and international fairs do not stop and integrate their offer with the virtual world. Here are five events not to be missed.


The new year has begun and vaccinations against Covid-19 have also started, but many uncertainties remain: the Italian regions are changing colour by adopting stricter measures to contain the coronavirus epidemic.

The latest Dpcm allows museums to reopen from Monday to Friday, but only in regions in the yellow area. In this scenario, the cultural industry, both Italian and international, cannot help but continue to explore new languages and new ways of using content, strengthening its digital identity. A stimulus but also a challenge not to be taken for granted for galleries, museums and international fairs, invited at this juncture to design original virtual paths to cope with confinement, where visitors can approach content from home.

For this coming weekend, we have collected five events to visit from the sofa at home, including exhibitions and international shows.


Triennale di Milano: Enzo Mari curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli

A fundamental exhibition organised by Triennale, a true tribute to the career of Enzo Mari, who died at the age of 88 last October. A retrospective documenting more than 60 years of activity by one of the most important designers on the Italian scene. The exhibition is curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli and includes a historical section but also a series of contributions by international artists and designers such as Adelita Husni-Bey, Tacita Dean, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Mimmo Jodice, Dozie Kanu, Adrian Paci, Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Danh Vō and Nanda Vigo, as well as Virgil Abloh for the merchandising project.

Open until April 18th, 2021.


The Design Museum: Beazley Designs of the Year 2020

The best of architecture and design selected by London's High Street Kensington museum. A virtual experience that promises visitors to come across the best new products from the world of design selected by a jury chaired by journalist Razia Iqbal and composed of designer Samuel Ross and materials expert Seetal Solanki. A 360-degree overview that takes into account current events, ranging from fashion to architecture, from product design to graphics, passing through technology and transport.

On view until March 28th, 2021.

Utopia Now

Helsinki Design Museum: Utopia Now – The Story of Finnish Design

An exhibition for all fans of Nordic design: the Helsinki Design Museum presents an overview of iconic Finnish design pieces, from historical pieces from the 1950s to the legendary Nokia mobile phone and the very popular Angry Birds video game. A journey of discovery through the museum's permanent collection, to be visited through an interactive path enriched with new material and information on the projects on display.


London Design Biennale: Design in an Age of Crisis

An open call launched last July by the London Design Biennale with the collaboration of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London, in which 500 designers from over 50 countries and 6 continents took part. The objective: to provide ideas, hints and suggestions at a critical moment in history. Four themes: health, environment, society and work. The result is collected online and represents a precious testimony of how design can become a resource and a useful tool for change.


Carpenters Workshop Gallery: Crossing Over - Vincenzo de Cotiis

The gallery dedicated to the collectible designer founded by Julien Lombrail and Loïc Le Gaillard hosts an exhibition exploring the work of Mantuan architect Vincenzo de Cotiis. It does so by presenting a selection of works that explore the theme of the city as a place of contamination.

On view until June 3d, 2021.

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