Colour poetry, a project by SPD students, on show at the exhibition for young talents. On 28 and 29 May.

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A multi-media exhibition on the literary, artistic and visual trends of our times. This is the subject matter of Kermesse, the event on 28 and 29 Mayin which Scuola Politecnica di Design is taking part with a project mixing poetry and images. The two days in Milan, organized by the Comune (the City Council; Department of Sports and Youth) and the Provincia (Provincial Government; Department of Arts and Entertainment) together with Arpanet, will be held at Palazzina Liberty in Largo Marinai d’Italia in Milan.

Alongside the reading session by “cannibal” and noir writers such as Raul Montanari, Aldo Nove and Andrea Pinketts, the programme will includevideo-art installations, poetry, music painting and design projects by emerging young artists.

In this latter group will be the international students of Scuola Politecnica di Design with Poesia a colori : a reading for images of some of the most important contemporary poetry – from Montale to Neruda, Ungaretti to Quasimodo – together with the lyrics of pop songs and simple notes written by the students themselves.

There are twelve works on show, created on the SPD Master in Visual Design, coordinated by Nanni Cagnone and Luca Fiammenghi. The projects use different languages – photography, hand drawing, digital graphics, or, more often, mixed media – through which the words take shape to express sensations and states of being.

Kermesse, being held for the first time, offers an important shop-window to all authors, designers and artists – whether they are young or already established. Its experimental, interactive format is a sign of the great attention being paid to the world of artistic expression and emerging languages, which are gaining more and more exhibition spaces in the city. SPD’s presence in particular is another recognition of the school’s work and its constant openness to absorbing initiatives which give added value to the creativity of its young talents.


28 and 29 May 2003, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Palazzina Liberty, Largo Marinai d’Italia, Milano