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Ugo La Pietra the poetic potential of daily living

Ugo La Pietra

Ugo La Pietra’s retrospective “Dal minimo sperimentale simbolico alla nuova territorialità” (“From minimal experimental symbolism to the new sense of territory”) at the Fondazione Mudima in Milan (Jan 10 - Feb 8, 2008) is a chance to see the whole span of his work. Time filters out the random and the ephemeral and invites a more pondered judgment, a sense of perspective. The values that here emerge, it is no exaggeration to say, prove to have been prophetic.
Prophecy is the mot juste. It is written throughout the changing art forms of this architect, artist, designer and honest craftsman. Unless mere hagiography, exhibitions open the mind and lengthen the all too short memory. Under a light veil of irony, in fields as different as radical avant-garde, design and applied arts, Ugo La Pietra is seen to have been an anticipator of many of today’s design trends. His is a friendly...

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