The overall collection seeks to document and highlight modern and contemporary drawings and other artworks on paper such as watercolors, collages, gouaches, and pastels for the purpose of advancing and promoting the practice of drawing as an authentic and autonomous cultural art form, akin to painting or sculpture.
A series of exhibitions are presented across the city of Milan in such renowned institutions and galleries as Castello Sforzesco, Castiglioni, Ciaccia Levi, Clima Gallery, Galleria Zero, Gió Marconi, Gregor Staiger, kaufmann repetto, Loom Gallery, Martina Simeti, OPR Gallery and Renata Fabbri.
This unique twelve-stop itinerary showcases drawings from contemporary artists such as Stefano de Paolis, Zoe Williams, Vijay Masharani, Carlo e Fabio Ingrassia, Dasha Shishkin, Monster Chetwynd, Lily van der Stokker, Ignacio Uriarte, Alek O., Marta Roberti, and Carlo Cossignani. These works on paper are presented alongside creations by great masters of the 20th century which include Fabio Mauri, Carol Rama, Lucio Fontana, Medardo Rosso, Mino Maccari, Massimo Campigli, Vincenzo Agnetti, Irma Blank, Giacomo Balla, Sandro Chia, Mario Radice, and Adolfo Wildt.
For the occasion, Collezione Ramo, organizer and curator of the exhibition, loaned the Milanese circuit a selection of works by 20th century Italian artists, to expand the scope of reflection and dialogue on the medium of drawing. The collaboration of the prestigious Castello Sforzesco Drawing Department enabled the juxtaposition of ancient drawings to contemporary works, thereby providing a historical perspective on the artistic expression of drawing in Italian art.
SAJO was proud to take part in this unique event and to connect with its like-minded Italian associates whose studios are dedicated to exploring the common roots of technology and art and to perpetuating the Italian tradition of fusing art and science in works of architecture and construction.
SAJO looks forward to participating in the 2023 edition of the Milanese event, where a novel constellation of exhibits will again highlight the significance of drawing as a valuable art form and further reveal its inextricable links to architectural design.