The Grand Opening reveals the thirteen Design Horses and the multimedia exhibition in collaboration with the Anghiari Museum.
On the occasion of the five hundred years since the death of Leonardo Da Vinci, the bronze statue of Leonardo’s Horse kept at the Snai San Siro racetrack is the protagonist of an important enhancement project. The Leonardo Horse Project, conceived by Snaitech, curated by Cristina Morozzi and Massimo Temporelli, celebrates the anniversary with the creation of scale reproductions of the work, customized by internationally renowned artists and designers.
Wednesday, April 10th, an opening party will unveil the thirteen Design Horses that will be placed around the equestrian statue at the entrance of the Hippodrome park, where they will remain on display throughout the Milan Design Week 2019 and in the following days. From 10.30pm the Grand Opening will see an alternation of internationally renowned deejays: the performance of Lele Sacchi will introduce Marcelo Burlon vs International Special Guest to the back to back. An evening that breaks down the boundaries between genres: the techno house style and the hip hop roots meet the eclecticism of the Argentinian creative, inspired by the folk of his land, the contemporary electronic scene and the clubbing rhythms of the nineties.
During the evening Leonardo’s Horse will be the protagonist of a video-mapping show that traces its history and project. The Hippodrome presents itself as an important stage of the city circuit linked to design and creativity, becoming an open-air museum.
The installation at the Hippodrome will be accompanied by a multimedia exhibition created in collaboration with the Museo della Battaglia and Anghiari with the curatorship of Gabriele Mazzi, director of the Tuscan museum space. The anatomical studies on the animal, the sketches, the drawings and the preparatory cartoons of the mural painting never realized by Leonardo of the Battle of Anghiari will be the beginning of a story that touches on some aspects of the artist’s personality and his training. The Grand opening will also be an opportunity to download the Leonardo Horse Project augmented reality app and experience the history of Leonardo’s Horse in an immersive experience, the interviews of the artists who interpreted the reproductions and deepen the equestrian studies done by the Tuscan genius .