For four months the exhibition space of Istituto Svizzero in Milan will be inhabited by the temporary bookshop RIVIERA. Here the time and space of exhibitions and reading will cross, contaminate and interfere with one another to become a place crossed by many possible trajectories and histories, addressed each time through a precise selection of books and exhibitions connected with graphics, design, fashion and the visual arts.
RIVIERA is a project developed in collaboration with Caterina Riva and Dallas, in which books are the protagonists: as objects, contents, forms, pretexts, obsessions, collectibles or curiosities, mirrors, obstacles, mirages. The bookshop, organized in collaboration with a+m bookstore, will offer a stock of titles that increases over time, becoming the fulcrum of a versatile period containing different appointments: presentations, interventions, performances, sales, exhibitions.
The installation by Matilde Cassani, like a flight of steps, offers the infrastructure and setting that will fill up and empty like the tides, to contain publications, works and visitors, transforming each time, balancing the functions of audience space and stage space.