Milano Up

Giovanni Hänninen presents a “suspended” look on Milan. From above people’s heads, but not too high, see a city that seeks to change, once again. In fact, for the last thirty years, in Milan, there has been a series of many construction sites for major public works projects. Giovanni Hänninen portrayed some of these constructions of the past, left there unfinished, or abandoned, to testify to a thirst for transformation that was never satisfied. Alongside these, he documents the construction sites of the new major public works that should transform Milan into the venue imagined to host the 2015 Expo. A comparison and a wake-up call on changes in the city.

Giovanni Hänninen presenta uno sguardo “sospeso” su Milano. Da sopra le teste delle persone, ma non troppo in alto, guarda una città che cerca di cambiare, ancora una volta. È, infatti, da trenta anni a questa parte che, a Milano, si susseguono cantieri di grandi opere. Giovanni Hänninen ha ritratto alcune di queste costruzioni del passato, rimaste lì incompiute, o abbandonate, a testimoniare una sete di trasformazione mai soddisfatta. Accanto a queste, documenta i cantieri delle nuove grandi opere che dovrebbero trasformare Milano nella sede immaginata a ospitare l’Expo del 2015. Un raffronto e un campanello dʼallarme sui cambiamenti della città.


Spazio FORMA – Milan

24th June – 18th September 2011



D di Repubblica – 23rd April 2011 




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