FRANCESCO SOMAINI FOUNDATION AND MILAN MUSEOCITY 2021

Articolo Europeo 2

A new cultural reality of the city is presented on the occasion of the fifth edition of Milan Museocity (2-7 March 2021), which sees the sculptor present in the “Secret Museum 2021” section with the human container designed in 1968 in collaboration with the architect Ico Parisi (Triennale, https://www.museocity.it/museo-segreto/), and in the publication edited by Fulvio Irace and Peter Hefti Museo diffuso. Discovering the works of art on the facades of Milanese buildings, published by the Museocity Association. Here Somaini is remembered with Grande Motivo. Donna che legge (Municipal Library of Parco Sempione), with the Monument to the Sailors of Italy and with the floor mosaics in the Strasbourg Gallery and in Corso Italia 22, which document his collaboration with the architects Ico Parisi and Luigi Caccia Dominioni .

While waiting to open its spaces for exhibitions, meetings and debates to the public, the Foundation presents its editorial initiatives. First of all, the publication of the Catalog Raisonné of the sculpture by Francesco Somaini (currently being published by the publisher Skira), edited by Enrico Crispolti and Luisa Somaini.

Another initiative is the edition of the correspondence between the great art historian and the sculptor, which recounts their collaboration and friendship in about two hundred letters, starting from 1956 and up to 2005. This latest publication, edited by Luca Pietro Nicoletti and Luisa Somaini in collaboration with the Enrico Crispolti Archive of Rome, an exhibition that can be visited online that collects some letters, personal photographs, catalog covers and monographs and images of Somaini’s works present in the Crispolti collection.