In art, the choice of materials is a fundamental decision because they can give greater energy and expressive power to the artist’s intentions. Stone Italiana’s interest in contemporary art has become consolidated over time, and it is a reflection of the company’s deep-rooted quest for experimenting new processing techniques and using a unique, high-performance material, namely quartz.
A good example is offered by the show “Sbarco a Milano” (Landing in Milan) by Velasco Vitali, curated byAlexander Bellman. The exhibition, conceived as an itinerary, began at the Central Station and reached Palazzo Reale, with the objective of giving voice to the sculptures placed inside these two areas. For the occasion, the artist chose to incorporate quartz slabs from the Stonit and Stonit+ ranges by Stone Italiana, in as many as three works of art of exceptional beauty.
Outside Palazzo Reale, in the Main Courtyard, an installation consisting of a white pedestal in Superwhite 13 slabs by Stone Italiana supports a dog in iron and tar, completely covered by gold leaf, inviting viewers to explore the profound reflections linked to the clandestine status of human beings.
Following the itinerary, in the last halls of the Palazzo, there is a large overturned boat (15 metres long and 2 metres wide) supported by two bronze men. Symbolizing contemporary migrations, the installation was placed on a luxurious 24-square-metre quartz floor made by Stone Italiana in the Superblack hue with ultra-gloss finish.
At the end of the itinerary, visitors found themselves facing a bench in Stone Italiana quartz, positioned in front of the work “Attesa” (Waiting), consisting of two large canvases (4 x 7.5 metres) representing humanity.