The Triennale of Milan and Marcegaglia present Steellife, the first international art exhibition dedicated to steel and its masterful crafters, artists - curated by art critic Elisabetta Pozzetti.
This unprecedented exhibition is staged during the fiftieth year since the foundation of Marcegaglia, an Italy-based industrial and financial group, leader in Europe and on a world scale in the steel metallurgy sector.
The passion for steel, together with the ability to transform it, has become Marcegaglia's signature style: with this special event, Marcegaglia has set steel apart from its function while endorsing an exhibition project of high cultural and aesthetic relevance, in line with its entrepreneurial values, a peculiar harmony of technological innovation and respect for human resources.
Visitors will be amazed by the works exhibited in Steellife, reflecting different cultural and geographical backgrounds, by the environmental installations and their physical "embrace", by the imaginative power arising from the exhibits.
The exhibition title wishes to condense the talent and intuition expressed by artists in the process of giving new forms, new life to steel.
Selected by the curator, the works are the expression of three different continents and the result of original and open-minded approaches to a material that can be as hard to manipulate as it is rich in artistic potential.
Different styles, solutions and backgrounds are bound by one unchanging factor: age. All selected artists are born between 1960 and 1980, and are members of the "young generation", as young and pioneering is their approach to the raw material.