antonio colombo's show celebrates the relationship between art, bikes & italian metallurgy
 

antonio colombo's show celebrates the relationship between art, bikes & italian metallurgy

columbus continumm — the italian metallurgy brand specializing in the production and shaping of metal tubing and its various applications — presents the third exhibition of its centenary celebrations. called traguardo volante. columbus e cinelli tra arte e bicicletta (flying finish line. columbus and cinelli: art and bicycles) and curated by luca beatrice, the show celebrates the 100-years of the legendary italian company and the unique style and contemporary taste of cinelli in the world of cycling.

antonio colombo's show celebrates the relationship between art, bikes & italian metallurgy
gazzetta della strada by john pawson

 

 

presented at milan’s antonio colombo arte contemporanea gallery, the traguardo volante. columbus e cinelli tra arte e bicicletta (flying finish line. columbus and cinelli: art and bicycles) exhibition is divided into three paths. the first part invited today’s artists to make one or more not exactly thematic works, focusing instead on bicycle frames, tubular and technological materials, speed and competition. the list includes ana benaroya, sam binkow, esteban diacono, futura 2000, barry mcgee, gianni piacentino, andy rementer, andrew schoultz, massimo scolari, paolo ventura, zio ziegler.

antonio colombo's show celebrates the relationship between art, bikes & italian metallurgy
gazzetta della strada by john pawson, detail

 

 

the second, for which antonio colombo has been asked to show some works from his own private collection, connected with the art-cycling theme: a painting by salvo, an intense photograph by gabriel orozco, a very rare maurizio cattelan from the early days, and above all, a work by mario schifano that particularly impressed the curator luca beatrice.

antonio colombo's show celebrates the relationship between art, bikes & italian metallurgy
gazzetta della strada by john pawson, detail

 

 

the third part explores the columbus-cinelli archives in search of curiosities, documents, artists’ bicycles, surprising objects. fascinating and unique materials that will be inserted in the exhibit design created by franco raggi, which links back to the first two shows. the formidable 1980s, with protagonists – among others – like alchimia, occhiomagico, alessandro mendini. the italian artists who have accompanied the story of antonio colombo and his gallery, amidst love stories, passions and betrayals (hence marco cingolani, massimo giacon, alessandro pessoli). and finally america, the west coast in particular, i.e. the line that prevails in the gallery’s research today (including ryan heska, taxali, coolrain, mike giant…). 

antonio colombo's show celebrates the relationship between art, bikes & italian metallurgy
supercorsa by RVCA barry mcgee

antonio colombo's show celebrates the relationship between art, bikes & italian metallurgy
supercorsa by RVCA barry mcgee, detail

antonio colombo's show celebrates the relationship between art, bikes & italian metallurgy
supercorsa by RVCA barry mcgee, detail

antonio colombo's show celebrates the relationship between art, bikes & italian metallurgy
rampichino by alessandro mendini

antonio colombo's show celebrates the relationship between art, bikes & italian metallurgy
rampichino by alessandro mendini, detail

antonio colombo's show celebrates the relationship between art, bikes & italian metallurgy
rampichino by alessandro mendini, detail

antonio colombo's show celebrates the relationship between art, bikes & italian metallurgy
supercorsa by alchimia

antonio colombo's show celebrates the relationship between art, bikes & italian metallurgy
supercorsa by alchimia

antonio colombo's show celebrates the relationship between art, bikes & italian metallurgy
cycling outfit by alchimia

antonio colombo's show celebrates the relationship between art, bikes & italian metallurgy
cycling outfit by alchimia

 

 

project info:

 

name: traguardo volante. columbus e cinelli tra arte e bicicletta (traguardo volante. columbus and cinelli: art and bicycles)
curated by: luca beatrice
dates: 06.05 – 03.07.2020
location: antonio colombo arte contemporanea
address: via solferino 44, 20121 milan

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