Diary

Nico Vascellari, Ermenegildo Zegna Boutique, 80-84 Rue du Rhone, Geneva
03/10/2013

Weaving together strips of material from his own and friends' clothing, Nico Vascellari (1976) made a sort of liana that he fixed to a metal structure. The artist defines it as an "emotional cord" that "symbolizes a relationship and poetically recreates the essence of a garment". Before installing it in Geneva, the artist used it in a daring performance: he climbed up the liana on the walls of the building where he has his studio.

The work is the first episode of the ZegnArt / Art in Global Stores program; a cycle of permanent creations for major Zegna stores commissioned from prominent mid-career artists for the most important Zegna stores, building up through the years to a diffused collection. In 2013 and 2014 ZegnArt / Art in Global Stores will focus exclusively on Italian artists.

Nico Vascellari, UNTITLED, 2013. Ermenegildo Zegna Boutique, 80-84 Rue du Rhone, Geneva. 
Photo Matteo Piazza / Courtesy ZegnArt

Mapping Memories - Children’s Workshop at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad City Museum
07/06/2013

The event "Family Fridays" at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad City Museum aims to encourage families to participate in activities that will boost critical and creative knowledge in a fun and significant way. 
Mapping Memories special workshop is inspired by Untitled (Cobweb/Crossings), an artwork by Reena Kallat.
The workshop includes an interactive walk-through the Museum’s collections and a collage art activity.  
Using Kallat’s references to Mumbai’s old street names and fading memories as a starting point, the workshop encourages kids to record their own experiences of the city and create personalised memory maps!
Participants bring photos or mementos with personal memories that help personalise their memory maps. 

All Photos: Courtesy the Artist

ZegnArt Public / India @ Dr. Bhaudaji Lad Museum, Mumbai - Untitled (Cobweb / Crossings) by Reena Kallat
15/03/2013

Mumbai, 1st March 2013, Untitled (Cobweb / Crossings) by Reena Kallat (Delhi, 1973), the first work of public art in collaboration with Dr. Bhau Daji Lad City Museum City, was presented. The project is the result of a special commission by the Ermenegildo Zegna Group as part of ZegnArt Public / India.

The Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum of Mumbai is the oldest museum in the city whose collections document the applied arts and everyday life in Mumbai in the nineteenth century. Under the guidance of its director, the museum has opened its doors to contemporary art with an ambitious and far-sighted program that involves Indian artists. The institution was chosen based on a common vision of art as a factor for development and awareness-building of the entire community.

The artwork by Reena Kallat - produced entirely by the Ermenegildo Zegna Group and scheduled to be donated to the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum consists of a large installation which is located on one side of the Museum: Untitled (Cobweb/Crossings) is an oversized web formed with hundreds of rubber-stamps, each one bearing the colonial name of a city street that has now been replaced by an indigenous one. The work weaves a story of past and present. Through the recovery of the memory of one of the aspects of the process of decolonization, the renaming of cities and other locations to regional or Indian names from their anglicized British ones, it forms a palimpsest onto which generations re-inscribe stories. “A cobweb is evocative of time,” explains Reena Kallat. “And just as a room is left vacant, stories that are not visited gather cobwebs that appear to hold dust from the past.”

Reena Kallat, Untitled (Cobweb / Crossings), 2013, installation view at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad City Museum. Courtesy ZegnArt /Public India.

Reena Kallat, Untitled (Cobweb / Crossings), 2013, installation view at Dr. Bhau Daji Lad City Museum. Courtesy ZegnArt /Public India.

Reena Kallat, Untitled (Cobweb / Crossings), 2013, detail. Courtesy ZegnArt /Public India.

Reena Kallat, Untitled (Cobweb / Crossings), 2013, detail. Courtesy ZegnArt /Public India.

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad City Museum, inside view.

 Reena Kallat

Gildo Zegna and Tasneem Mehta

From left to right: Anna Rita Del Luca Mancini, wife of the Italian Ambassador in India; Kabir Bedi; partner of Kabir Bedi; Daniele Mancini, India Italian Ambassador; Elisabetta Cutillo, wife of the Consul General in Mumbai; Giampaolo Cutillo, Consul General in Mumbai 

From left to right: Anna Zegna, Tasneem Zakaria Mehta, Gildo Zegna, Reena Kallat

ZegnArt Public India Press Conference @ZegnaHQ
05/12/2012

ZegnArt Press Conference in Zegna Milan Headquarters

Launch of the project Public by ZegnArt in India in 2013

Moderator Tommaso Palazzi and Anna Zegna

Reena Kallat, selected artist for the first public work in Mumbai

Cecilia Canziani, ZegnArt curator and Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, Director of MACRO

Andrea Zegna, ZegnArt coordinator and Simone Menegoi, curator

Press Conference ZegnArt Public India
22/11/2012

Ermenegildo Zegna
is pleased to invite 
to the press conference of ZegnArt PUBLIC / INDIA

Speakers:
Anna Zegna
Image Director Ermenegildo Zegna
Cecilia Canziani
Curator ZegnArt
Simone Menegoi
Curator ZegnArt
Andrea Zegna
Coordinator ZegnArt
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi
Director of MACRO, Roma

The artist selected for the realization of the project will attend the conference

Moderator:
Tommaso Palazzi
journalist

Monday, November 26, 2012, 11:00 am
Ermenegildo Zegna
Via Savona 56/A, Milan

R.S.V.P.:
press@paolamanfredi.com Mob. 393 46 95 107
luisella.giraudo@zegna.com T. +39 02 42209.405

Emil Lukas, Ermenegildo Zegna Global Store, Fifth Avenue, New York City
08/05/2012

Until May 9th the multisensory event Passion for Silk will be the occasion to admire the artworks commissioned by ZegnArt to the American artist Emil Lukas.
The exhibition includes four single panel thread artworks as well as one triptych, all created using Zegna silk yarns. 

Emil Lukas, Zegna Liquid Touch, 2012. Courtesy ZegnArt

Emil Lukas, Zegna Silk Hum, 2012. Courtesy ZegnArt 

Emil Lukas, Liquid Silk Heavy, 2012

Emil Lukas, Lung Hum, 2012. Courtesy Sperone Westwater, NY
Emil Lukas, Falling Droplet, 2012. Courtesy Sperone Westwater, NY

Making of FABULAE ROMANAE
02/04/2012

LUCY+JORGE ORTA - Fabulae Romanae.
A commission by Ermenegildo Zegna,
MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo,
22 March – 23 September 2012

LUCY+JORGE ORTA - Fabulae Romanae
20/03/2012

LUCY+JORGE ORTA - Fabulae Romanae
A commission by Ermenegildo Zegna
MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo
22 March – 23 September 2012

LUCY+JORGE ORTA, The Observer, 2012. Courtesy ZegnArt and the Artists

LUCY+JORGE ORTA, The Observer, 2012. Courtesy ZegnArt and the Artists

LUCY+JORGE ORTA, The Myth Maker, 2012. Courtesy ZegnArt and the Artists

LUCY+JORGE ORTA, from left Flying Man, Reconnaissance Man, Dome Dwellin Celio, 2012. Courtesy ZegnArt and the Artists

LUCY+JORGE ORTA with Reconnaissance Man & Tunneler, 2012. Courtesy ZegnArt and the Artists

LUCY+JORGE ORTA, Dome Dwelling Esquilino, 2012. Courtesy ZegnArt and the Artists

Fabulae Romanae - Teaser
16/03/2012

LUCY+JORGE ORTA - Fabulae Romanae. A commission by Ermenegildo Zegna, MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, 22 March – 23 September 2012

ZegnArt is launched: a platform of interventions in the field of contemporary art realized by Ermenegildo Zegna
13/03/2012

On March 6, 2012 ZegnArt, a project by Ermenegildo Zegna dedicated to contemporary art, was presented in Milan. ZegnArt's launch was announced in a press conference in which Anna Zegna, Gruppo Zegna's Image Director and  Fondazione Zegna's President, together with Severino Salvemini, professor of Corporate Organization at Milan's Bocconi University, traced the origins, forms and objectives of the project. Other key speakers included Cecilia Canziani and Simone Menegoi, curators of ZegnArt-Public; Mrs.Tasneem Mehta, Director of  Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Mumbai, and Maria Luisa Frisa, curator of the first edition of ZegnArt-Special Project.

Press Conference, March 6, 2012 Ermenegildo Zegna HQ, Milan

Maria Lusia Frisa, Mrs.Tasneem Mehta, Anna Zegna

Cecilia Canziani, Andrea Zegna, Simone Menegoi