Riccardo Benassi

ArtLine Milano presents Riccardo Benassi’s temporary art project at CityLife for Miart 2019

03/04/2019 – 14/04/2019



On the occasion of Milano Art Week and Miart 2019 ArtLine Milano presents, as part of the public program, the temporary intervention of Riccardo Benassi, entitled Poeticizzare il deserto invece di sapere dove termina (2019).

Poeticizing the desert instead of knowing where it ends is a soundtrack composed specifically for the spaces of the Shopping District designed by Zaha Hadid at CityLife. Designed to blend into the daily music programming and then alternate with the radio, the music hits of the moment and tips for shopping, it is broadcast every hour for the duration of ten days.

Making audio exclusively with his own modified voice and aiming at repetition as a form of escape, Benassi underlines the process by which bio-capitalism, technology and contemporary architecture chase, reread and transform the organic forms of human life.

The audio track is part of a twentieth-century tradition that starts with Erik Satie’s music for furniture, Muzak’s music for lifts, Brian Eno’s music for airports and the more recent Vaporwave – thus referring to the unconscious influences that music can have on the human being who crosses a built space.

The intervention will be broadcast in the CityLife Shopping District from Wednesday, April 3 to Sunday, April 14 and will be presented on Sunday, April 7 during the guided tour of ArtLine, by the team and in the presence of the artist.

The guided tour will be at 12 noon, MiCo entrance meeting point (Metro Lille, Portello stop).

The ArtLine Milano project will be accompanied by a public programme with appointments, meetings, conferences and workshops open to the public.