MILAN — For those who are tired of the “usual” places, there are new places all over Milan ready to become the new favorite places.
A new Louis Vuitton destination has just opened in a renovated 1930s building known as the former Traversi Garage. Spread over three floors, the first and second floors are dedicated to retail, women’s and men’s collections, recognizable also by the chosen 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 launch of the Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama collection, the third floor hosts an immersive installation in the world of the Japanese artist. Countless “infinity dots” cover the floor and walls. The collection is available for sale: bags, shoes, fragrances and clothing for both men and women. As a final touch, three huge, brightly colored pumpkins are placed on the building’s terrace, a symbol of the artist’s dichotomy representing her alter ego, a symbol of her hostile nature, fears and anxieties, and a comforting memory of her childhood. said the house.
Via Bagutta, 2 – 20121
The Marchese of Milan
The Roman tradition has arrived in the heart of Milan, in the artistic district of Brera, with Il Marchese. Just a few steps from the La Scala theater, this restaurant is the first in the Italian capital and the second owned by David Solari and Lorenzo Renzi.
The elegant tavern offers Roman dishes such as Pasta Amatriciana, Cacio e Pepe, Carbonara and Gricia served straight from the pan. The setting is inspired by the very popular Italian film by Alberto Sordi called “Il Marchese del Grillo” and offers guests the opportunity to experience all the charm of the 19th century nobility. The place is sophisticated, with a neoclassical style and highly prized Milanese marble. The specialty is the amaro bar with more than 600 liquors available.
The Marchese of Milan
Via dei Bossi, 3 – 20121
“Do it right” is chef Riccardo Quadri’s mantra. He recently launched his first solo project with Quadri Bistrot on Via Solferino, which ranges from aperitifs to fine dining. Quadri reinterprets Italian and French cuisine in a contemporary way, experimenting with seasonal vegetables for example for asparagus risotto or combining mussels from Japan with curry. The drink menu is specially prepared by a young barman, and one of his suggestions is a quadri-tini based on vodka, gin and extra dry vermouth. The lounge, cocktail bar with a long counter, living room and restaurant room are the result of collaboration with local artisans.
Via Solferino, 48 – 20121
The concept of recycling, in this case of ancient works, becomes an exhibition at the Fondazione Prada. Running until February 27, it focuses on the current moment in which an ancient piece or ruin leaves its original state by being re-used and given new meaning. The project is being developed in two foundation buildings: on the stage and in the cistern. The first allows visitors to work directly with the pieces and allows them to be explored more closely. In Cisterna, on the other hand, the encounter with the objects takes place gradually and promotes different points of view, for example from the narrow perspective of a room built in a pre-existing environment. The germ of the works also underlines how the recycling of a work of art, transformed into a decoration, ensured its conservation, such as the marble table with a relief of the life of Achilles (4th century AD).
Largo Isarco, 2 – 20139
“Max Ernst” exhibit
German poet, sculptor and art theorist Max Ernst presents his first retrospective at the Palazzo Reale with 400 works including paintings, sculptures and photographs from museums, foundations and private collections from around the world. The exhibition brings together works from four main periods divided into nine thematic rooms. Among them is “Eros and Metamorphosis”, which reflects the central role that love, friendship and eroticism played in his poetic choices. Sculpture and goldsmithing, on the other hand, are highlighted in “The Pleasure of the Eye”, which also shows the role of nature and landscape in the artist’s life. To jump into the Renaissance period, still in the Palazzo Reale, the painter Hieronymus Bosch presents itself to the public at an exhibition entitled “Bosch to each other Renaissance”.
Piazza del Duomo, 12 – 20122
“Japan. A live performance of the body”
PAC brings Japan and its history to Milan. With this exhibition, the museum continues to explore the continents through contemporary art. The exhibition shows the work of 17 artists born between 1924 and 1987 and their influence on the Second World War.
PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea
Via Palestro, 14. – 20121