From October 10 to January 31, 2022 Antonio's dream a journey between art and fabric curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, Annie Ratti, Maddalena Terragni.
In Como from October 10, 2021 to January 31, 2022, the Antonio Ratti Foundation presents the exhibition Il sogno di Antonio: un viaggio tra arte e tessuto, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, Annie Ratti and Maddalena Terragni, an exhibition project that reconnects the vision and history of entrepreneur Antonio Ratti to his places of origin, to the city where his idea of business culture developed, leaving a precious legacy that is still alive today. Interweaving ancient textile artifacts, works of contemporary art, and archival materials, the exhibition traces the life, work, and vision of industrialist and patron Antonio Ratti, one of the great entrepreneurs who, after World War II, together with his company Ratti S.p.A., were able to rebuild industrial Italy, starting with the reconstruction of the city of Milan, rebuild industrial Italy starting from a deep philanthropic and cultural conception.Third exhibition dedicated to Antonio Ratti - after the one at Palazzo Te in Mantua in 2017, and at the Baths of Diocletian in Rome in 2018 - Antonio's Dream: a journey between art and fabric further explores the vision and history of the entrepreneur, expanding the project and dialoguing directly with the places where he lived and worked throughout his life. The exhibition itinerary is articulated between public and private spaces of great interest and the headquarters of the Foundation, created by Ratti in 1985, where his textile collection is still preserved. Works created especially for the occasion contribute to the creation of a cohesive visual relationship between the artistic research, the antique textiles, the history of Antonio Ratti and the interior and exterior spaces of the exhibition.
It takes shape, again, his idea that experience and knowledge, art and experimentation are fundamental tools to understand our time and generate new ideas.
The exhibition is hosted in the halls of Villa Olmo and Villa Sucota, in their parks and in other places of the city, creating a network between focal points of the cultural fabric of Como.