La Velasca in Velasca

Two artists and a musician for ten days of culture in the heart of Milan

Milan, March 15, 2016 EVENT

La Velasca in Velasca, exhibition continues, presenting to the public, through temporary exhibitions of both Italian and foreign artists, the varying facets of the Milanese skyscraper: a symbol of post World War II Milan, a reflection of their own personal experience, an icon of modern architecture, or, better yet, an everyday presence on the Milanese skyline. From March 15 to 24, the exhibition presented the works of two artists with their different perspectives on the Tower.

The Space Museum hosted Urban lights, a temporary exhibition by the Calabrian artist Maurizio Orrico. Photographer, sculptor and video artist, Orrico visually recuperates old urban spaces and examples of architecture from Milan’s past with the scope of inviting the viewer to reflect on the contrasting relationship between man and the environment that surrounds him.

In the hall visitors could view a 3m x 2m enlargement of the photo entitled “Velasca and Clouds”, which was awarded third place in the International photography awards 2015 awards 2015 in the category Cityscapes. Its author, William Batsford (originally from Toronto but now living in Milan), said he took the photo from the spires of the cathedral, as part of a project that aims to create a series of portraits of the most beautiful buildings in Milan.

The double exhibition ended with a harp concert by Arabeschi sonori: the harp recounts. Luisa Prandini, First Harp from the Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, led the audience on a fascinating journey through the most important pieces of the European classical repertoire, from Bach to Albéniz, and from Debussy to Granados.


  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) – Allemande dalla Suite n. 6
  • Pietro Domenico Paradisi (1707-1791) Toccata
  • Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) Sarabanda dal Concerto per arpa
  • Claude-Achille Debussy (1862-1918) Première arabesque
  • Isaac Manuel Francisco Albéniz (1860-1909) Malaguena granada
  • Enrique Costanzo Granados (1867-1916) Valses Poeticos

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