Visioni Tattili exhibition: Alcantara and IULM University


Four large-scale works tell the story of Alcantara's relationship with the art world at the IULM University Exhibition Hall: “Scylla” (Constance Guisset), “Signs, Symbols and Scripts” (Qu Lei Lei), “Fall” (Zhang Chun Hong) and “Infinità di Templi” – “Infinity of Temples” (Qin Feng).

MilanApril 2023

During the 2023 Milan Design Week, the IULM University Exhibition Hall will host several exclusive works of art from the Alcantara art archive with the Visioni Tattili (Tactile Visions) exhibition.

Video of the Visioni Tattili exhibition, Milan Design Week 2023

Alcantara and the art world

The exhibition retraces some of the steps that Alcantara has taken over the past ten years in co-producing artistic events all over the world, in constant dialogue with authors, curators and museum institutions. This story is told in ALCANTARA La materia dell’arte, published by Skira editore and edited by Luca Masia, which went on sale last December.


On the opening night, guests were welcomed by an immersive installation that allowed them to preview some of the works that are part of Alcantara’s extraordinary journey through the world of Art.


The works

Two of the four works featured in the IULM exhibition hall were presented for the first time in 2019 for the De Coding exhibition: “Scylla”, an immersive installation by Constance Guisset, and “Signs, Symbols and Scripts” by Chinese artist Qu Lei Lei.

Fall” by Zhang Chun Hong and “Infinità di Templi” by Qin Feng are part of the exhibition entitled OUT of the BLUE. A journey into Calligraphy through Alcantara, presented in 2020 at Palazzo Reale.

The Visioni Tattili exhibition can be visited by the public from 18 April to 5 May 2023.

“We are delighted to have begun this partnership with the Free University of Languages and Communication. We share with the University a constant drive for innovation and the pursuit of beauty in all its forms and languages, and we are confident that our material will inspire the future creatives and communicators studying here today”.

Andrea Boragno, Chairman and CEO of Alcantara.


“Alcantara is a ductile material and has its own precise functional purpose, but it also lends itself to becoming a medium for different languages of expression. This is why our University has chosen to exhibit it in conjunction with the 2023 Salone del Mobile: it is an example of hybridisation and synergy between the needs of industry and those of aesthetics, and it aims to teach younger generations that there is no such thing as the useful if it is not in dialogue with the beautiful”.

Rector of the IULM University of Milan, Professor Gianni Canova.

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