The dialogue between Marni creative director and A#23 curator Francesco Risso and the Italian artist leaps from magazine to physical experience at the Marni flagship store in Milan.
The A#23 curator stormed Brooklyn this season, staging the Marni Spring Summer 2023 show under the Manhattan Bridge. His embrace of unconventionality and childlike curiosity tapped into the storied bohemian past of New York, a very Marni vision of hippie modernism, and the paintings of A#23 contributor Flaminia Veronesi.
A showcase of paintings by the Spanish artist and text by Italian photo editor Chiara Bardelli Nonino featured in A Magazine No.23 Curated By Francesco Risso.
An excerpt from the catalogue of a most important sale by auction of the Splendid Rare Private Collection of Oddities and Treasures of Mr Francesco Risso, in two sessions on Saturday morning at seven o’clock sharp and on the following Tuesday evening after sunset.
A look into the 23rd issue curated by the Italian designer at the helm of Marni, whose whimsical perforations, peepholes and pages challenges conventional notions of materiality.
Issue No.23 documents Marni creative director Francesco Risso’s boundless imagination, with a playful yet profound view of materiality, nature and the human spirit. Across its pages, visual portfolios created in Los Angeles, London, Milan, New York and beyond emphasise a celebration of individuality with a child-like yearning to explore.
Marni’s creative director Francesco Risso took an Alice in Wonderland inspiration into the sphere of sustainability with a collection created as the result of patching up scraps of fabric, while Angela Missoni explored the work of Edwin A. Abbott to bring geometry to the Milan runway.
Photography by Adam Katz Sinding