Curated exhibition “Macugnaga remembers the painter Ernesto Treccani”
The temporary setting up of the exhibition hall dedicated to the illustrator Mazza at the Mountain Museum of the Municipality of Macugnaga, on the occasion of the 'Macugnaga exhibition, he remembers the painter Ernesto Treccani’ (critical texts by Deianira Amico, exhibition space manager: Alberto Pala), its main constraint was the maintenance of the pre-existing works of the thirties which almost entirely cover the walls. Where possible, natural light was brought back into the small room by reopening the windows, previously obscured by mobile panels, in order to make the exhibition visible also from the outside. Imagining a sort of 'continuous ribbon structure’ that covers the walls without damaging them, three main exhibition nuclei have been set up. The morphology of the room was thus modified with a design aimed at the movement of the spectators, the creation of 'variable reports’ among the works on display, finally maintaining a sensitive detachment with the pre-existing works through a semi-transparency effect. The project consists of micro-perforated metal panels, designed to position the works freely on brass hangers without further maintenance or repainting. Starting from sheets of micro-perforated sheet metal of industrial production and completely avoiding scraps, two exhibition modules have been envisaged (93/136 x 200 cm) for a total of approx 34 sqm of new exhibition area. The panels are hinged together in order to compose gods “separate”, foldable in a small space when not in use. L’ staging, born to measure and after an accurate survey, it is designed to be reusable, on special occasions, even outside, for example in the town square. The metal finish is 'gunmetal', to bond with the wood of the walls and with the terracotta of the floor. In support of the panels are provided: a seat / display in micro-perforated sheet metal with skid feet (achievable at a later time), of brass hangers and plates, reusable, on which to place the captions, printed on transparent adhesive acetate. Graphic panels, posters and paper catalog have been developed and produced internally by the architectural firm to ensure proper control and coordination. The installation of the metal carpentry panels took place in just thirty minutes, giving a new temporary exhibition space to the Municipality of Macugnaga for the future through the redevelopment of the existing one: an ephemeral space where temporariness and permanence confront each other without canceling each other.