Opening – ‘The Future of Plastic’ – Fondazione PLART, Napoli (IT)

Opening – ‘The Future of Plastic’ – Fondazione PLART, Napoli (IT)

I am glad to invite you to the opening of my solo show ‘The Future of Plastic’, a project commissioned by Fondazione PLART (Naples – IT) and curated by Marco Petroni. The Opening will take place on Thursday July 10th, at 6 pm (more info below).


PLART is an italian foundation, concerned with research and innovation in relation to the recovery, restoration and conservation of design and art works, produced in plastic. The curator of the project, Marco Petroni, approached and commissioned the studio to create a project, outlining a tangible vision in regards to alternative ways through which plastic materials could come to life. The exhibition will present some of the latest research and grown products, developed within Officina Corpuscoli’s project ‘The Growing Lab’, where fungal mycelia are implemented for the constitution of new materials and the resulting applications.

invitation opening - The Future of Plastic - Officina Corpuscoli_Maurizio Montalti @PLART

‘The Future of Plastic’ purposes a radical paradigm shift, offering a different insight into the objects occupying our everyday life. By moving beyond traditional production methods, a new universe of cultivated objects starts to emerge, outlining possible, tangible alternatives and potentially different futures, in which plastics exist as a completely natural material.

Download the ‘Press Release’ here

For this occasion, Fondazione PLART has been producing a publication, with original contributions by Marco Petroni (curator), Michiel den Hond (Ambassador of the Netherlands in Italy), Luigi Nicolais (President CNR – National Research Coucil) and Danielle Arets (journalist and Associate Lector Strategic Creativity – DAE). The publication will be available for orders, from the 11th of July.

Where: Fondazione PLART Via G. Martucci 48 80121 Napoli (IT)

When: Official Opening on Thursday July 10th, at 6 pm Duration: 11 July – 27 September, 2014 Tuesday – Friday 10 AM – 18 PM Saturday 10 AM – 1 PM

In case you would need any additional information, do not hesitate to get in touch. Looking forward to meet you in Naples.

P.S. From the 9th of July hi-res images will be available on request.