Art & Interior Design

In this long pandemic year in which we have spent most of our time indoors, we have learnt one very important thing: the presence of art in our homes is one of the most effective ways of raising the quality of our daily lives and making a significant difference for the better.
It doesn’t have to be something big. Sometimes even small pieces of art can make a difference to the way you perceive your surroundings.

LAURA BENETTON, S A P H O | Acrylic painting on canvas, 100x100cm

With this in mind, and aware of the important interaction between art and interior design, we are considering collaborations with architectural firms, architects and interior designers.

CONTACT US: hello@hub-art.org

What can we do together?

Design projects for interiors.

Support the clients in the selection of the works of art.

Last but not least, shape a new generation of collectors.

Bolla papale, Zino, 100x100cm
ZINO, BOLLA PAPALE | Colored tape on PPE board, 100x100cm

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Enzo Mari (1932 - 2020)

A loss, the umpteenth, of this cruel 2020. For this "artist of the month" we decided to make a tribute to Enzo Mari, defined by many as "the designer's conscience", who passed away at the age of 88 last October.

In his career Mari has received five Compassi d'Oro awards, the first in 1967 and the last in 2011.


Always fighting against the idea of design as an object for the rich only, Mari has created industrial products, exhibitions, books, children's games and, above all, her 1974 Self-Design Proposal, a set of schemes that allow anyone to build sturdy and angular furniture with pine cuts and a few nails. The instructions were sent by mail to all those who sent him the stamp.

 

 

 

Mari made the posters La Mela, La Pera, and the entire Nature Series, with the aim of bringing artistic images into the living environment, pursuing an idea of seriality, and therefore accessibility, of art. Mari's work is always born from a democratic and often political intent.

Mari called himself a communist and the idea that beautiful things should be within everyone's reach, and therefore reproducible, was the basis of all his projects. Hence the master's idea of experimenting with art multiples, and in particular silkscreens. He had also taken part in the Programmed Art movement, a movement that was based on the rationalization of artistic processes and brought the work of art closer to the industrial project.

 

Nature Series for Danese (1963 - 1976)

 

Until April 18, 2021, the Triennale di Milano hosts "Enzo Mari curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist", an exhibition that documents its more than 60 years of activity through projects, models, drawings, thematic insights - with often unpublished materials from the Enzo Mari Archive - and interventions by internationally renowned artists and designers.


Metamorphosis / Laura Benetton

Wednesday 10 March HUB/ART presents Laura Benetton's Metamorphosis. On display a selection of artworks until 30 June 2021.

The exhibition, curated by Greta Zuccali and Laura Pivetta - ArteMea, is realized thanks to the support of Gag London Equity Capital and Interface Power.

 

For the vernissage day, It is scheduled a double opening: on site, from 15:00 to 20:00, for those who wish to view the works on display for sale.

 

Virtually, instead, for all those who wish to follow the presentation of the event from home, starting at 18:00, through the live FB broadcast on the Hub/Art gallery page.
Follow the link: https://fb.me/e/57TsmA22V

Laura Benetton’s work investigates the close relationship between art, nature, and science: where color and movement intersect, dynamic, sophisticated, and elegant contemporary artworks come to life. The exhibition offers the visitor the opportunity to interact and enter within this vibrant and energetic path, where the artist aims to challenge the boundaries of painting by inserting neon as an external element of research. The artworks on display represent in fact a wide and diversified range of medium used by Benetton: oils and acrylics, drawings, sketches, and multidisciplinary works with neon light.

The scientific and mathematical aspect within her works emerges in particular in the meticulous and precise drawings and sketches, in which trajectories and structures mark the importance of physical and mathematical laws as an indispensable part of the artist’s research. In fact, Laura Benetton’s eye looks at the physical structure of butterflies and birds, at their chromatic spectrum closely connected to movement and light waves.

Metamorphosis represents an interesting opportunity to share and show once again the correlation between art and science and give the opportunity to a large audience to be able to approach contemporary art in a new way. Transformation, change, progressive mutation. A creative metamorphosis in which the works are presented during their transition from one state to another of their evolution.

Laura Benetton

Lives and works in London. She studied painting in Venice at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts. Her career as an artist began in Italy after graduating. In 2008 she was selected for the residence of the TAM Palazzo Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, in Urbino, at the end of which she created a large metal sculpture on the facade of the entrance of the building. After her residency she spent some years traveling between Venice, Istanbul, Pesaro, and Florence, acquiring a vast artistic experience in the use of different materials and techniques. Her first solo exhibition was held in Venice at Palazzo Boldu in 2003. In 2007 she was selected by the A + A gallery to create a multidisciplinary installation of light, sound, and painting. In 2008 she moved to Istanbul, where for one year she concentrated on the painting technique.

Right after in Pesaro, she explored sculpture, resin, and painting on a large scale and worked as a scenographer and painter for the theatre and for the Maestro Luigi Pizzi. In 2010 she moved to London. Here in 2012, she was selected to exhibit at the Italian embassy. Since 2014 she is an artist in residence at Wimbledon’s Art Studios, is represented by several galleries in the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States, and has been exhibited in international art fairs and exhibitions worldwide. In 2019 she won a month of residency as an artist in Shenzhen, China, where she had the opportunity to intensively explore her neon installations and challenge her research on light sculptures.


WHERE

HUB/ART Gallery
Via Privata Passo Pordoi 7/3
20139, Milano

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WHEN

Vernissage
Wednesday 10 March 2021
From 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Opening to the public
From 11 March 2021
To 30 June 2021

Monday–Friday 9:00-12:30, 13:30–18:00
Saturday and Sunday by appointment only

Book your Sunday visit
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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

LINEA nelle LINEE / Antonella Bozzini

Wednesday 7 October 2020 - HUB/ART presents the photographic exhibition "LINEA nelle LINEE" (Line between Lines) by Antonella Bozzini curated by Andréa Romeiro with the technical support of Interface Power and GAG London.

LINEA nelle LINEE is a photographic project born two years ago, ahead of the thirtieth anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s fall, November 9, 1989, and assumes a metaphorical sense related to the transformation of urban and architectural space. The images, taken far from noise and distractions, are organized from the point of view of the change of the urban territory along a border: the “Line” that was once identified by the Wall.

Following an ideal path in the centre of Berlin, starting from the Hauptbahnhof, to the north, and ending at Potsdamer Platz, three kilometres south, the images taken by Antonella Bozzini attest to the works that have involved high value contemporary architects, such as Renzo Piano, Marg und Partner, Foster + Partners, Richter Musikowski, Arata Isozaki, Andrèy Carrera, Rafael Moreno, Hans Kollhoff, Daniel Libeskind and Schultes Frank Architekten.

The photographer Bozzini moves in this way capturing architectural experiences that have designed and transformed the city, without forgetting her own history. An invitation to note and evaluate how the new architectural designs have reasoned in a democratic, innovative and sustainable way, respecting the territory, the environment and economic resources at the service of the community. For her ability to propose herself as a protagonist city of tomorrow, the author herself brings out a Berlin icon of the contemporary urban-architectonic European scene.

The exhibition is part of the 15th edition of the Milano Photo Festival and It is planned to run until 31 January 2021.


PHOTOFESTIVAL 15TH

MILANO, 07.09-15.11 2020

Scenarios, horizons, challenges. The changing world

The annual review of art photography promoted by AIF – Associazione Italiana Foto & Digital Imaging (Italian Photo & Digital Imaging Association) is back with a program of over 150 photographic exhibitions and other events included in a circuit that involves the entire metropolitan area of Milan and some neighbouring provinces, under the banner of spreading the culture of image.

www.milanophotofestival.it

Antonella Bozzini

Milan, Italy. January 23, 1967. She starts her studies in Photography in 1990 at IED (European Institute for Design) Photography Department in Milan, graduating in 1993. In 1992 she wins the Prize for Journalism “Giovani Artisti Italiani” [Young Italian Artists], organized by the Milan Municipality. In the 1990s she takes part in the Journalist Order, where she plays the role of Photo-Journalist. In order to document socio-politics events, she travels to America, Africa, Europe and to East.

In 1994 Lanfranco Colombo choices her to be part of his private collection named “Fotografi Italiani” [Italian Photographers], preserved at GAMEC, in Bergamo. Among the various prizes, there are Modena per la Fotografia (1995), “Biennale Arti Visive”  – Vigonza – Padua (1998),  Tau Visual Qualità Creativa –  category Author reported – Milan (2009), Basi Arte Contemporanea – Site Specific Installation – Acquedotto di Santa Fiora – Tuscany (2012).

2008 is an important year for Antonella, during which she opens her Photo Studio. She starts a new path for her carrier: Photography research is considered a means of exploration and deepening of different forms of architecture in urban space. She pays particular attention to the use of public space and how the different contexts – from architectural, social, historical to cultural – are integrated.


WHERE

HUB/ART Gallery
Via Privata Passo Pordoi 7/3
20139, Milano

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WHEN

Vernissage
Wednesday 7 October 2020, from 18:00 to 21:00

Opening to the public
From 8 October 2020 to 7 January 2021
Monday–Friday 9–12, 14–18
Saturday–Sunday: by appointment only

Book your Sunday visit
SPONSOR

AN EVENT

UNDER THE PATRONAGE

Yoan Capote

Born in Havana, class of 1977, his work reflects the unique experience of being Cuban. Capote, known to collectors since the 1990s, deals with political, social and migration issues that refer primarily to Cuban identity but then become universally accessible.

His work, extremely conceptual, is based on the over-representation that he himself defines as a characteristic of contemporary pop culture. Here we find human organs or everyday objects, frequently assembled.

And so for example Capote represents Nostalgia and does so through a zip that opens a suitcase that reveals a brick wall, a metaphor for nomadism and its limits.

Or even a golden washbasin in the shape of an ear pavilion. Visitors invited to wash their hands thus allow dirty residues to flow into the auditory canal. This action reflects on the flow of information often provided by the media, advertising and political propaganda and becomes a direct allusion to brainwashing.

Yoan Capote represented Cuba at the 54th Venice Biennale, won a UNESCO prize and received a scholarship from the Guggenheim Foundation – all for his paintings and sculptures that focus on examining behavior and psychological states (personal or collective), from the most intangible to the most visceral.


© Yoan Capote — yoan-capote.com ↗︎


A Proper Distance / Group exhibition

On September 9, from 6:30 pm, HUB/ART is pleased to open the group exhibition "A proper distance" curated by Greta Zuccali. The exhibition will run until October 3 and it is supported by the company GAG London Equity Capital and Interface Power.
The event features the artists Paolo Basso, Antonio Bernardo, Pietro Campagnoli, Giovanni Fava, Eugenio Galli, Luca Marianaccio, Noah, Valentina Porcelli and Letteria Russo.

The exhibition is the result of a Call for Art launched on Instagram during the lockdown. The artists have been invited to share their works using a hashtag and a keyword. Then they have been selected to create a physical event in the HUB/ART exhibition space.

“A proper distance” is a reference to the new dimension and transformation taking place in the art world. A warning or more likely a kind advice to keep the right distance between ourselves and our neighbour, aware that a return to normality is needed.

After almost three months marked by an incessant proliferation of virtual art experience, the exhibition “A proper distance” at HUB/ART marks the moment of return to real art. A moment to appreciate again the living matter of the works as the human presences, immersed in lights and spaces beyond the dimension of our computer screen.

The event is an opportunity to inaugurate a new exhibition space, the White Room, a 120m2 room that will expand further the Gallery’s showcase area: give it a look at the About page.

Apolide N.26, Paolo Basso. Digital painting with Photoshop. Print on FOWA ANSEL 310gsm baryta paper with EPSON ULTRACHROME HDX pigment inks, mounted on a feather panel and frame, 70x90cm
Pensieri Grigi, Giovanni Fava. Mixed media, 46x51 cm, 2019
Esercizi di forma, Antonio Bernardo. Linoprint on paper, 35x46 cm
E.C. VIII-1-2019, Eugenio Galli. Multimaterial on board, 2019, 62x62 cm
Il passo di Enea con Anchise sulle spalle, Noah. Tempera on canvas, 2020, 50x70 cm
Monolithium, Pietro Campagnoli. Broken smartphone and plaster, 30x30x35cm, 2020
Acrylic on canvas, 160x140 cm, 2020
Espiazione, Valentina Porcelli. Opera a olio su tela ritraente una donna di spalle che si tocca i capelli su sfondo oro
Espiazione, Valentina Porcelli. Triptych, 78x30 cm, oil and gold foil on canvas, 2020
I miei sogni non rimangono a casa. Sogno n.2, Luca Marianaccio. Stampa fine art, 40x50cm, 2020. Edizione di 7 esemplari + 2 PA

WHERE

HUB/ART Gallery
Via Privata Passo Pordoi 7/3
20139, Milano

Get directions
WHEN

Vernissage
Wednesday 9 September 2020
From 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Opening to the public (please book in advance)
From 10 September 2020
To 3 October 2020

Monday–Friday 9:00-13:00, 14:00–18:00
Saturday and Sunday by appointment only

Book your Sunday visit
SPONSOR


Scritta al neon:

Massimo Uberti

He realized one of the iconic works of this Italian summer 2020, entitled Spazio Amato. We are talkin about Massimo Uberti, the artist from Brescia whose main working medium is light.

He graduated at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. In the early ‘90s, he was a member of the Lazzaro Palazzi artist’s group in Milan. He got a lot of appreciations in Italy and abroad including, Piazza dei Mercanti in 2007, 5th edition Camera of Commerce prize, Milan, and in 2008, Tendente Infinito in the exhibition Dreams of the possible city, Fondazione Stelline, Milan.

Light is an indispensable tool in the hands of an artist and a material on a par with others in architecture.
Directly connected to our perception of the world, light — which has always been used to enhance surfaces and volumes — since the dawn of artificial lighting has played a more independent role in formal and structural processes.

Spazio Amato, his latest light installation inaugurated as part of Hypermaremma — a contemporary event conceived to activate the lands of the Tuscan Maremma — is now on display and can be visited until September 15 from sunset until late night in the Terre di Sacra, which houses the WWF Oasis of Lake Burano in Capalbio.


© Massimo Uberti — massimouberti.it ↗︎


Apolide N.40, Paolo Basso. Opera colorata astratta su pannello nero situata in una sala d'esposizione

Paolo Basso

He lives and works in Cuneo, a musician with numerous publications with various musical groups. At the same time, he has developed his artistic research, the latest expression of which can be seen in the Apolidi series. Like our realities divided between real and digital, internauts without safe ports where to land. A work born mainly to give peace to a need for color, if possible different. Anti-minimalist, anti-academic and anti-material. The color as a figure and exchange currency divided into bytes.


Personal website

Instagram @bazart2018


Artworks on show


Pietro Campagnoli

Born in Turin in 1994, where he currently lives and works. He studied New Technologies at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin. He attended the first year of IED, Graphic Design course. He began working in the artistic field in September 2011, but he has been practicing drawing since early childhood. He works as a sculptor investigating the precariousness of the human figure and the objects that surround it.


Instagram @pietro_campagnoli


Artworks on show


Touch of blue, Letteria Russo. Opera su tela in acrilico nero e blu

Letteria Russo

Artist and designer, Russo’s artistic forms of expression range from eyewear and jewelry design to painting. She creates works experimenting with multiple techniques and materials. Her abstract landscapes show vigorous brushstrokes of color who are an extension of the soul and exteriorize a pure and limitless energy.


personal website

Instagram @artlillylilla


Artworks on show