XXII Triennale di Milano

The Nation of Plants

Exhibition

The Nation of Plants is a non-technical scientific show curated by Stefano Mancuso, one of the world's leading experts in plant neurobiology. 

 The exhibition is based on the idea that one of the ways to avoid a catastrophic future for humanity is to take a radically new approach to plants, using them not just for what they have to offer us, but also for what they can teach us. 

Plants have been living on planet Earth for far longer than we have. They adapt better and will quite probably outlive us. In their evolution they have come up with solutions that are not just efficient but that do not prey upon the ecosystem in which we too live, together with them. The most recent studies in the realm of plants have shown that they have sense organs and memory and that they communicate with each other and thus can, to all intents and purposes, be considered as intelligent organisms.

The exhibition The Nation of Plants will unfold in the form of a spectacular and fascinating journey of learning through an imaginative and immersive experience with multimedia content. The artistic supervision of the exhibition will be by Marco Balich, the creative director of the Olympic ceremonies and major international shows.

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Credits

Curated by:
Stefano Mancuso

In collaboration with:
Blue Joint Film Production

Artistic Supervision:
Marco Balich

Executive Producer:
FeelRouge Worldwide Shows

Exhibit Design:
Studio Giò Forma

Content Design:
Mauro Belloni

Highlights

Photo Gianluca di Ioia

Photo Gianluca di Ioia

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Free guided visit to the International Participations

Every Saturday morning at 11:00 and every Sunday afternoon at 16:00 the cultural mediators will guide you through the International Participations of the XXII Triennale di Milano Broken Nature.
Saturday, h 11:00: Austria, Cina, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Lebanon, UK, Czech Republic, Russia, Slovenia, Tunisia.
Sunday, h 16:00: Algeria, Australia, Cuba, Myanmar, Netherlands, Poland, Sri Lanka, USA.
Advance booking is required by writing an e-mail to mediazione@triennale.org by 18.00 on the previous Friday, or it is possible to join groups leaving directly on site, subject to availability.

International Participations

Collection and Archives

Tre modelle percorrono il Ponte che collega il Palazzo dell'Arte con l'area verde antistante, progetto degli architetti Aldo Rossi e Luca Meda
Tre modelle percorrono il Ponte che collega il Palazzo dell'Arte con l'area verde antistante, progetto degli architetti Aldo Rossi e Luca Meda
Installazione luminosa "Luce spaziale" di Lucio Fontana sul soffitto dello Scalone d’onore.<br/>Nel vestibolo del primo piano, decorazione parietale di Bruno Cassinari
Installazione luminosa "Luce spaziale" di Lucio Fontana sul soffitto dello Scalone d’onore.
Nel vestibolo del primo piano, decorazione parietale di Bruno Cassinari
Caleidoscopio nella Sezione introduttiva a carattere internazionale, nel Salone d'onore
Caleidoscopio nella Sezione introduttiva a carattere internazionale, nel Salone d'onore
Modella posa nella sezione del Messico durante un servizio fotografico di moda
Modella posa nella sezione del Messico durante un servizio fotografico di moda
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