On display at BMS offices in Milan, from September 20th to October 20th 2019, thirty photographic portraits of contemporary Milanese architecture shot by Niccolò Biddau. The initiative, originated from the meeting with Eugenio Calini, one of the founding members of 29 Arts in Progress Gallery in Milan, aims to showcase and recognize the city of Milan in its continuous and rapid change.
The shots by Niccolò Biddau portray details of the new Milanese buildings, framing unexpected visions in a fascinating and magnetic black and white. The photos marvellously highlight the dialogue and the contemporaneity between detail and wholeness, rendering a tactile vision bathed by a light that is always the same, sought after and chosen by the artist.
During the opening event held on September 19th, the following prominent personalities intervened: Luisa Collina, Dean of the Design School of the Politecnico di Milano; Cino Zucchi, architect and professor at the Politecnico di Milano; with contributions by Gabriele Albertini, former mayor of Milan, and Pierfrancesco Maran, city planning councillor.
The debate between two leading exponents of the world of architecture and design, paired with the interventions of the city administration managers – one representing a time when the intense urban regeneration began, the other standing for the present phase of further evolution and growth – enriched with the artist’s own experiences and visions, stimulated interesting considetations in the large public consisting of representatives of our sector and others.