Exhibition | Unknown Unknowns. An introduction to mysteries.

Group show • 2022/23

The exhibition, curated by Ersilia Vaudo, astrophysicist and Chief Diversity Officer of the European Space Agency, is the nerve center of the 23rd International Exhibition. An area whose boundaries are hazy and permeable, and that present more than a hundred works, projects and installations by international artists, researchers and designers dealing with the unknown. Unknown Unknowns addresses a series of themes including: gravity, seen as “the greatest designer”, an artisan that tirelessly shapes the universe to which we belong; maps, systems by which trajectories and routes are determined; the new challenges facing architecture, that is opening itself up to brand new prospects such as how to live in extraterrestrial space; and, ultimately, the mysteries linked to deep space.

Works and research by: lgshaan Adams, Refik Anadol, Carl David Anderson, Bjarke lngels Group (BIG) with Icon Build, Government of the United Arab emirates, Lonestar Lunar Development and NASA, Alighiero Boetti, Aime Bonpland, City Science Group/MIT Media Lab (Carson Smuts, Chrisoula Kapelonis, Kent Larson), CyborgNest, Björn Dahlem, Antonio Damasio, Annalisa Dominoni and Benedetto Quaquaro and the students from SPACE41NSPIRACTION, Design Department, Politecnico di Milano, Anna Dumitriu and Alex May, Adam Elsheimer, European Space Agency (ESA) and ESA – The European Space Research And Technology Center (ESTEC), Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, Antonio Fiorentino, FlyEM/HHMI-Janelia Research Campus and Google (Philip Hubbard), Vincent Fournier, Andre des Gachons, Andrea Galvani, Alan Guth, Neil Harbisson, Susanna Hertrich & Shintaro Miyazaki, Jan Hosan, Human Technopole, Anish Kapoor, Amy Karle, Athanasius Kircher, Kuang-Yi Ku, Alicja Kwade, Hortense le Calvez – Forlane 6, Tomäs Libertfny, Erwin Lichtenegger, Ani Liu, Tatsuo Miyajima, Bruce Nauman, Nonhuman Nonsense, Telmo Pievani, Luca Pozzi, Ben Prater, BenoTt Pype, Lisa Randall, Tomäs Saraceno, Momoko Seto, SOC (Societe d’Objets Cartographiques) and Frederique A’1t­Touati, Ben Prather, Bosco Sodi, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), lrene Stracuzzi with Leeza Pritychenko and Wael EI Allouche, Jenna Sutela, Yuri Suzuki, Protey Ternen, Jol Thoms, Walter Tschinkel, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Julijonas Urbonas, Marie Velardi, Alexander von Humboldt .

15 JULY 2022 – 08 JAN 2023
The main exhibition of the 23rd Triennale, Milan (ITA)