On the occasion of the 2019 Milan Design Week, the Franco Parenti Theatre launches the Parenti District Art & Design, a new district that will be presenting brand new works, creating a new synergy between performing arts and the world of art and design.

The project aims to animate and enhance the district between Piazza Medaglie d’Oro and Porta Vittoria and make it a centre of international interest attracting tens of thousands of visitors who will be visiting Milan in those days.

The Parenti District Art & Design project was conceived by Andrée Ruth Shammah, the soul of the Parenti Theatre, with the precious collaboration of Domus, Mosca Partners, Galleria Continua and the Blanchaert Gallery.

From April 8th to 14th the Theatre will be transformed into a real exhibition centre constituting the District Headquarters. In the spaces of the Franco Parenti Theatre and Bagni Misteriosi, visitors will not only have the chance to admire works and installations by established and emerging artists, but also embark onto real paths that will lead them to the discovery of exhibits which will come to life through the performances of the artists.
In the Headquarters, particular attention will be given to the Italian artists and designers, giving the opportunity to the international audience to discover our excellences.

The neighbourhood surrounding the Theatre will be animated by becoming an area dedicated to design in which different cultural and commercial areas, exhibition spaces and private homes will be at the artists’ disposal for the exhibition of their artworks and for artistic and design events.

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