Alex Chinneck Unzipped A Building During Milan Design Week 2019

During Milan Design Week, Alex Chinneck took over an entire abandoned building to create the illusion that the façade had been zipped off.

Alex Chinneck Unzipped A Building During Milan Design Week 2019

The architecture art itself, both inside and out, has been transformed, taking on new and unexpected shapes. “The walls and floors have become metaphors for a process of transformation, evoking—through imaginative portals—seemingly infinite routes to a newly imagined future,” Alex Chinneck describes the installation.

Alex Chinneck Unzipped A Building During Milan Design Week 2019

Alex Chinneck Unzipped A Building During Milan Design Week 2019

By taking familiar materials and architectural forms and making them behave in extraordinary ways, and by working with IQOS, Alex Chinneck‘s modern art changed the visitors’ perception of what is possible.

Alex Chinneck Unzipped A Building During Milan Design Week 2019

Alex Chinneck Unzipped A Building During Milan Design Week 2019

See also: The Urban Surrealism Art of Alex Chinneck

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Alex Chinneck Unzipped A Building During Milan Design Week 2019

Titled ‘World Revealed’, this huge contemporary art form creates a very dramatic effect. Alex Chinneck created a totally new elevation in the style of traditional Milanese architecture, which appears to open up to reveal the building’s interior. The immersive artwork, which also lights up at night, shows off Chinneck’s unique talent for combining art, architecture and theatre in his work, manifested on a monumental scale.

Alex Chinneck Unzipped A Building During Milan Design Week 2019

Alex Chinneck Unzipped A Building During Milan Design Week 2019

The contemporary artist is known for creating sliding walls, knot-tied clocks, inverting electricity pylons and much more, but this is a first for Alex Chinneck and Fuorisalone was the main stage.

Alex Chinneck Unzipped A Building During Milan Design Week 2019

Alex Chinneck Unzipped A Building During Milan Design Week 2019

The interior space, on the other hand, has opening walls and floor, also unzipped! I Lobo You can’t wait to show it to you. Look at these unexpected ‘openings’ in the cement pavement and stone walls. The walls and floor become metaphors for a process of transformation, like a way of many routes to some imaginary world and scenario.

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