Milan’s MAXXI presents this exhibition, the latest edition of Nature, a series of site-specific installations launched as an experimental new approach to monographic exhibitions. (The first five editions featured Francesco Venezia, Alberto Campo Baeza, West8, UN studio and Álvaro Siza.) Michele De Lucchi’s L’Anello mancante is an installation engineered and fabricated entirely by UniFor consisting of a metal construction covered with a shell of rectangular shingles in HI-MACS® solid surface material.
In De Lucchi’s words, “A missing link is the element that connects distant parts of a broken, open chain. We need them often these days. More and more links are needed to connect the multiple ramifications of social, political, economic, cultural and even moral relationships. But we also need links that can physically connect, in real life, the ideas of fullness and emptiness, of closed space and open space, of container and content.”