Every new issue of Inventario is food for thought, with unexpected associations of ideas that forge connections between projects, works, objects, creators, urging us to observe the reality around us with true curiosity. Because, as Stefano Salis writes “everything always contains more than what it displays“.
“Everything is a project”: halfway between a book and a magazine, the bookzine Inventario, an original and independent format launched in 2010 to investigate the world of creativity and design culture in all its nuances from a free, unconventional perspective, has earned a place for itself on the international publishing scene, issue after issue.
The 16th issue of INVENTARIO opens with a cover dedicated to matches and continues with Stefano Salis commenting on the work of the illustrator Noma Bar, while Paolo Bocchi features a fashion icon, “Stockman” by Martin Margiela. While Beppe Finessi’s “Rimbalzi” create an unprecedented dialogue between different moments in art history, Manolo De Giorgi’s “Cromie” explore the meanings of the colour pink. The “Brevi Note” illustrated by Giulio Iacchetti focus on toy animals, while Corrado Levi describes Denis Santachiara’s“Notturno Italiano” lamp in “Perché”. From architecture – with Fulvio Irace and Annalisa Ubaldi’s “Manuale dell’Architetto”, which makes us look up in search of new elevations – we move on to photography – with Roberta Valtorta’s “Altri Sguardi” dedicated to Todd Hido – and painting, in particular Mel Bochner’s Theory of Painting, the protagonist of Francesco Garutti’s “Esercizi di Stile”. Arianna Santambrogio proposes a series of “Accoppiamenti Giudiziosi” around the theme of thorns, at once delicate and menacing. For “Normali Meraviglie”, Damiano Gullì narrates the sculptures/architectures of Przemek Pyszczek and Francesco Messina the herbaria by Massimo Gardone.
You will find Foscarini at the beginning and at the end of the issue, this time with the artistic interpretation by Andrea Garuti: extending our welcome into this journey of discovery.