At Milan Design Week 2022 in the world of Marra

In the world of Antonio Marras nothing is as it seems, and everything moves in an endless game of correspondences and references, between imagination and memories. The personal re-experience as the excluded, the ancestral and deep rhythm along with the first, the beat – perceived by each of us, still ignorant – which is then life. From a white sheet as in an empty space, thanks to an imaginary time, ready to tear, repair, throw away or delay, he manages, as only he knows how to do, to give life to possible and amazing worlds with characters almost always without names or with meaningful names, with expressive, melancholy and dreamy faces, able to describe the deepest, most authentic self. A world that we find expressed in his creations, in his clothes and accessories, in his paintings and fashion shows, in his performances and exhibitions as well as in his shorts, real emotional experiences that it is impossible to remain indifferent to.

FuoriSalone 2022, “Generation Re-generation Post Generation”, Antonio Marras

Lorenzo Bacci

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FuoriSalone 2022, “Generation Re-generation Post Generation”, Antonio Marras

Lorenzo Bacci

In the frenetic as well as intoxicating Milanese Design Weekhe could not be missed, the eclectic experimenter and conceptual designer from Alghero, disrespectful and unconventional as his new story / exhibition – “Generation Re-generation Post Generation” – where the concept of regeneration in its purest essence plays the main role. “I wanted there to be boundless pollution between the arts,” she explains, as she sets up an accordion and tells her son Leo to fix the lights. Then he comes back to us, stares for a moment at us behind his glasses with large and dark frames and says: “Mine is the collection of a whole, of things and situations that only seem to have nothing to do with design.” but in reality it is what we do that pollutes all disciplines. ”“ The music !! Turn on the music, ”he asks his second son Efisio in the meantime. “Patrizia – he says to his wife (she is also a creative genius, red) – take with lipstick and then everything is ready for the picture”. Then he focuses and calms down. “The least logical thing to do – he continues nonchalantly – it’s a performance, but I would interact with the elements that are in here, between design and decor, but also situations and things that are completely out of bounds”. “in here” is Despite Marrashis Milanese space ind via Cola di Rienzoa multisensory experience that satisfies, conquers, distorts and involves the senses in all possible nuances, one of the places known to ‘home’ (Casa Marras), where disorder is order and where wonder is a lasting surprise.

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FuoriSalone 2022, “Generation Re-generation Post Generation”, Antonio Marras

Lorenzo Bacci

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FuoriSalone 2022, “Generation Re-generation Post Generation”, Antonio Marras

Lorenzo Bacci

We find its women and men, real or cartoon, dressed or naked. Real puzzles of inlays, dice, tartans, stripes and flowers, a kind of interrupted and incoherent boys. They all wander, a little bit, in a different universe, in a different suspended time. A total time that weaves roots, tales, fables and predictions about the future with – again – men and women seeking each other, getting lost, expecting. The Sardinian sea will also be far from the senses, but not from the heart or in the accent it longs for – to impose – throughout the structure. Marras bring them – and bring us – to the surface, introduce them to us slowly or with a single stroke – thus immediately – displace the unfamiliar with characters of a wilderness, but magnificent, bearers and bearers of a thought that comes from far away, from Janas, from the nuragic realms, from migrations, from transhumans that never end. Movement is contraction and elongation, it is shaky, it is no longer organized according to the generality of the present, but in a temporal scan, where every moment is infinitely divided into past and future that exist at the same time. The story and their stories, including yours, are intertwined with the thread of the legend. The characters and objects of the Marras are nomadic and irregular, almost frightening and give life to a regeneration that is a natural process of replacing or restoring parts of body damaged or lacks the full functionality of plants and animals.

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FuoriSalone 2022, “Generation Re-generation Post Generation”, Antonio Marras

Lorenzo Bacci

I’m intimate and animist – he adds – I love the lived experience and I like to believe that objects, things, clothes and fabrics have a soul and deserve respect. his interest “. Like him, Marras also loves to walk over gardens and mountains, and as soon as he intercepts any abandoned, discarded, snatched, rejected and now useless object, he intercepts it and like a truffle dog he loosens it, senses it like a fortune teller , smells like a lover and does so, thus having his revenge on oblivion.A special journey that continues in his Milanese space, where you will find a series of huge paintings with characters, which he called “The Indelible”, a window to our souls.They have wide open mouths, huge and frightened eyes, bodies drawn with chalk, with a white powder that can be erased in a few movements, and which is then all of us fear of being erased and disappearing, of being devoured . The hands on a wall is an arm that saves you and takes you. They have a vague passive and aggressive force, almost scattered, but on the other hand, they remind us that there is always the opportunity to engage as well as to be held back. A tower of suitcases – “Uprighted Stairs” – is instead the fruit of a methodical and obsessed search for the action to come and go and never reach “because life is a long journey without purpose” – and the many books are “Bad tongues “and they make tongues between metal wires, wheels, iron, bolts and industrial waste. And then again, plants and flowers picked in the fields, vases and a series of abnormal heads – “Plates and decorations” – in the form of a stone, but dressed, embroidered, patched, wrapped, inlaid with fabrics and expensive coatings that hang on a table, from above, “to fill the village with serial embroiderers, where it counts that each one embroiders on his own on any material, remembering that it is important to be different and happy, but woe to be common.

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FuoriSalone 2022, “Generation Re-generation Post Generation”, Antonio Marras. Pictured: Patrizia Marras

Lorenzo Bacci

In this walk, which we like to never end, there is also room for the flowers / sculptures of Tonino Flowers, for porcelain A vase is forever – made for Galleria Rossella Colombari with Marsiglilab – for the lamps Sign – hand-illustrated by Marras for Servomuto – and his iconic drawing of the lily Lillu Arrùbiu, inspired by Robert and Sonya Delaunay and Lillu Arrùbiu Wallpaper of Wall & decò products. Called Lillu Arrùbiualso it Temporary Bistrot & Restaurant Famiglia Rana inside the showroom, with dishes inspired by that flower, such as the iconic stuffed raviolo with tomato soup and the dessert that blends with the dish. They are created by Giuseppe D’Aquino, solar energy and passionate chef at the head of the Rana Family Restaurant in Vallese di Oppeano, just outside Verona. We continue to wander and get lost in the world of Marras – animated, colorful and never banal – and we want to never leave it, for his is a poetics that is a circular art, one gives new life, an improvement to do the best experiences that can be repeated and create bonds, a belief in awakening and rebirth that is always possible.

www.antoniomarras.com

“Generation Re-generation Post Generation”

till June 12

h. 10: 00-22: 00

Despite marras | Via Cola di Rienzo, 8-Milano


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