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Triennale Milano promotes the first international Italian Design Day on March, 2nd, 2017

Design in Italy permeates the fields of culture, art and philosophy to such an extent that it constitutes our society’s innate pattern.
Against this background on the same day, in 100 locations around the world, 100 “ambassadors” of Italian culture, selected by Triennale Milano among the big names of Italian design (designers, entrepreneurs, journalists, critics, communicators, teachers…), will illustrate the concept of excellence.

On the occasion of the first Italian Design Day, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute and the Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong, and the support of Essess Designer Fabbrica will host a multimedia presentation by Tarshito.

Born in 1952 in Southern Italy, Tarshito is a renowned artist, designer, performer and architect. As a frequent traveler to Asia and expert on Indian culture, he uses materials and symbols that belong to ancient traditions and cultures, although his work is committed to the present and aspires to contribute to the future. Based on a systematic contamination and integration of apparently different techniques and on a deep dialogue with different artists and traditions, his aesthetic and cultural proposal has no equal in contemporary Italian art and design.

After earning a degree in architecture in Florence (with Gianni Pettena, a prominent figure in radical architecture), Tarshito has managed many projects in Italy and abroad, involving designers and artists of fame, such as Alessandro Mendini, Mario Merz and Nanda Vigo. His works have been exhibited, amongst others, at Venice Biennale, Milano Triennale, Rome International Centre of Contemporary Art, India International Centre Art Gallery, Mumbay Artist’s Centre, Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, the Nehru Centre in London, Monaco Artemisia Art Gallery.
By the Italian Cultural Institute of the Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong

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