Milan Design Week may have come to an end, but it's not too late to check out the incredible LEGO exhibition now on show at the Triennale Milano Design Museum. We recently visited the stellar exhibition co-curated by VisionLab Triennale di Milano in association with LEGO. Dubbed "PinkVision - Art Science and Bricks", the exhibit showcases 45 female artists and scientists who used LEGO bricks to freely explore and interpret the word ‘building’. So could 7,140 LEGO bricks be used to explore the feminine aspects of innovation and originality? The creators of sure think so. Jump ahead for highlights from show.
LEGO is described in the project as “a game for everyone.” As we’ve seen in other instances, in addition to this exhibit, the block is being used as an interesting medium for professionals to explore new ideas — whether they work in creative fields or the sciences.
The project is part of a proposed three-year initiative led by VisionLab coordinator Alberto Pizzati Caiani. The aim is to investigate how the female perspective of individual and joint efforts affect innovation and originality.
Looking past the colorful surfaces and inherent playfulness of the LEGO bricks, the works reference topics such as nature, fairytales, feminism, and gender stereotypes. There is a sense of built-in provocation in the project with the name ‘PinkVision’, as well as the suggestion of a separation between female and male innovation and originality.
The egg-shaped construction ‘L’EGO Construens’ by architect Giovanna Cornelio is an interesting example of mixed references to topics such as birth, the perfection of nature, and the human ego. Deep issues mixed with irony and humor are revealed when going deeper into the textual descriptions of the work with expressions such as ‘an ideal construction in an ideal city’ and a quote from Bruno Munari: ‘The egg has a perfect form even though it comes out from a butt’.
The works in the installation were created by:
Costanza Algranti, Gloria Argheles, Monica Armani, Claudia Astarita e Giuditta Valentina Gentile, Marina Avitabile, Sveva Avveduto, Daniela Basso,Maria Bonsanti, Enrica Borghi, Luisa Canovi, Letizia Cariello, Steafania Carmeli, Lidia Castoldi, Cecilia Chailly, Alessandra Cherubini, Paola Coccetti, Sara Comai, Giovanna Cornelio, Paola Crepaldi, Cinzia Cristiani, Carla Crosio,Barbara Degli Esposti Fragola, Marianna D’Ovidio, Maria Silvia Fiengo e Francesca Pardi, Maria Grazia Gambardella, Elisabetta Gariboldi, Francesca Gasparini, Giuseppina Gini, Maria Crhistina Hamel, Marina Lasagni, Susanna Legrenzi, Marinella Levi,Benedetta Mori Ubaldini, Marica Moro, Michela Moro, Roberta Oioli, Margherita Palli, Francesca Penzo, Donata Pizzi, Letizia Renzini, Monica Sarsini, Piera Sassaroli, Annamaria Testa, Valentina Vannicola, Vered Zaykovsky.