6 June – 28 October 2018
Forte Marghera, Mestre
Curated by Marco Riccardi
Scientific direction: Gabriella Belli
Among the initiatives planned at Forte Marghera to promote contemporary art and encourage a young public to enjoy it, is a spectacular exhibition dedicated to one of the most interesting and attractive symbols of twentieth-century design: the motorbike.
After the Second World War, Made in Italy products began to gain success internationally, and the motorbike, a combination of technology and creativity, became one of the spearheads of Italian industry. The motorbike represented the throbbing pulse of cultural upheaval that coursed through Italy during the twentieth century and propelled the technological field in its creation of products not only highly innovative, but also of great beauty. The motorbike became a cultural phenomenon and a symbol of youth, freedom, courage and nonconformism, even playing a major role in films.
Designed as a review of the most famous aerodynamic forms of Italian motorbikes (with some foreign inclusions), this major exhibition presents icons created by the prominent Italian firms and explores the evolution of the concept of design and safety in this field. It is an epic tale of Italian two-wheel motorisation that will dialogue with the Forte Marghera pavilion during the Architecture Biennale.
Entrance is free
Open Tuesday-Sunday from 15 to 22
Closed on Mondays
Via Forte Marghera, 30
30173 Mestre (Venezia)