In Brescia the Site Specific Installation by Mutina and Nathalie Du Pasquier

The colored ceramic modules of Mattonelle Margherita give life to the 'Mind the gap project': a composition of shapes and colors transforms the entrance to the Vittoria subway

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In Brescia the Site Specific Installation by Mutina and Nathalie Du Pasquier
18/02/2022 - Mutina and Nathalie Du Pasquier renovates their collaboration with a new special project: Mind the gap, a permanent installation exclusively realised for Vittoria subway station in Brescia. The colored ceramic modules of the Mattonelle Margherita collection transform the entrance of the subway into an “other” space that fluctuates between figuration and abstraction. In Brescia the Site Specific Installation by Mutina and Nathalie Du Pasquier 2

Mind the gap redefines the fruition of the space through original compositions of shapes and colours, obtained by using the ceramic elements of the collection. The installation invites all the passengers who encounter it in their everyday life to change perspective and be open to new levels of experience.
 
Nathalie Du Pasquier works with ceramics starting from the simplicity and functionality of the material, exploring the infinite possible applications. For Mutina has designed the Bric element and Mattonelle Margherita collection, a complex project featuring a blend of different aesthetic and formal means of expression.‎ The collection is characterised by a dual concept: on the one hand, a simple, minimalist style, evident in the plain-coloured elements, and on the other, a courageous, creative approach, characterised by a large variety of graphics.‎
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The modules of Mattonelle Margherita have been used to transform the space, shaping it with patterns and colours: in this way ceramic becomes an element for architectural construction, defining a new unexpected geometric landscape.
 
Inaugurated on February 17th 2022, Mind the gap is part of SUBBRIXIA, a journey through the visions of contemporary art that winds it way underground in the 17 stations of the Brescia subway.
SUBBRIXIA is a project promoted and supported by UBI Fondazione CAB and realized with the Municipality of Brescia, Brescia Mobilità and Metro Brescia, with the curatorial coordination of NERO. Launched in 2015 by Brescia Musei with a series of site-specific interventions for the subway stations, today it is configured as a permanent collection of public art for the city, closely linked to one of the main vectors of its change.
 
The experience of Mind the gap will involve the everyday life of all those people who, entering the subway station, will be invited to interpret the installation on different levels: from paying attention to the actual “gap” to simply observing and being aware of its presence", says Chiara Rusconi, member of UBI Fondazione CAB.

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