Mi-Bg 49km

The 49 km of motorway traced in 1927 between Milan and Bergamo represent a significant sample of the Lombard territory for the enormous quantity of flows they support and for the implicit role of “showcase” of the territorial transformations that have accumulated there in less than one century.

Today this segment of the motorway network appears to be the place where a crucial conflict takes place between exceptional systems, dedicated to the regulation of fast transit on vehicles, and ordinary forms of urbanization, which besiege them.

In the installations at the Dalmine Foundation and in the historic center of Dalmine, this exhibition uses the stratigraphic techniques typical of archaeological research as the most effective ways to present the “elements” that make up the highway as an artefact, the “landscapes” that cross it. and the “architectures” that have taken it as a natural context are crossed by it – from motorway restaurants to theme parks, from industrial establishments to cathedrals of commerce, from monuments dedicated to speed to places for the treatment, disposal or storage of waste.

 

The Milan Triennale presents Mi-Bg 49 km seen from the motorway, curated by Andrea Gritti, Paolo Mestriner, Davide Pagliarini, photographs by Giovanni Hänninen, image consulting Stefania Molteni.

I 49 km di autostrada costruiti nel 1927 tra Milano e Bergamo rappresentano un significativo campione del territorio lombardo per l’ingente flusso di mezzi che li percorrono e per il ruolo implicito di “vetrina” delle trasformazioni che si sono succedute sul territorio in meno di cent’anni. 
Oggi questo tratto autostradale appare come un luogo di conflitto tra i sistemi che regolano il transito veloce dei veicoli e le ordinarie forme di urbanizzazione che li circondano.

Le installazioni presenti alla Fondazione Dalmine e nel centro storico della cittadina sono il risultato dell’utilizzo delle tecniche stratigrafiche tipiche della ricerca archeologica.

Esse rappresentano nella maniera più efficace gli “elementi” che fanno dell’autostrada un artefatto, i “paesaggi” che l’attraversano e le “architetture” che si inseriscono in essa come in un contesto naturale, dalle aree di servizio ai parchi tematici, dagli stabilimenti industriali ai centri commerciali, dai monumenti dedicati alla velocità ai luoghi per la trasformazione, lo stoccaggio e lo smaltimento dei rifiuti.

 

La Triennale di Milano presenta Mi-Bg 49 km visti dall’autostrada, a cura di Andrea Gritti, Paolo Mestriner, Davide Pagliarini, fotografie di Giovanni Hänninen, image consulting Stefania Molteni.

Technical sheet

Series of 56 images

Limited edition

Printed on Hahnemühle cotton paper

Dimensions 83 × 56 cm


Exhibition

La Triennale di Milano – Fondazione Dalmine – Piazza Caduti del 6 Luglio 1944, 1, Dalmine (BG)

25th September – 31st October 2015

more on triennale.org


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