“The future is an invisible playground“. Passing in front of the main entrance of BASE Milano, via Bergognone 34, you might be blinded by this writing.
This is the installation created by Robert Montgomery that kicks off “In-Between”, a new multi-year program of BASE dedicated to artistic creation in public space and that will see several national and international artists bring their works to the creative hub in Milan.
Robert Montgomery, born in 1972, is an artist, sculptor and poet known above all for his installations made of neon lights and striking phrases. After exhibiting his works all over the world, participating in several international events such as the first Biennial in India in 2012 and exhibiting in the United States, Asia and Europe, Robert finally arrived in Milan.
The site-specific installation designed for BASE looks like a luminous sign with the phrase “The future is an invisible playground”, created in collaboration with NEXI, and placed exactly above the entrance door of via Bergognone. The work binds the inside and the outside, transforming the city into a place to breathe and make art, but it also wants to represent a moment of passage, between the end of this year, difficult for everyone, to the new one.
“[…] I wanted to create for BASE a work that speaks of the future and represents the world coming back to life. We do not know what the future holds for us, but it will be ours, and it can be positive if we work together to make it so”. – Robert Montgomery
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