Triennale Milano recently announced the program of 23rd Triennale Milano International Exhibition, entitled “Unknown Unknowns. An Introduction to Mysteries” holding from July 15 until December 11, 2022.

The Triennale Milano International Exhibition, which in 2023 will celebrate 100 years since its foundation, is one of the most important events devoted to design and architecture in the international field. The exhibition is sponsored by Triennale in collaboration with the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) and Italy’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Aid.

The 23rd International Exhibition addresses the theme of the unknown, asking questions about the mysteries of the known world, and opening up a discussion concerning the issue of “what we do not know that we don’t know”. Unknown Unknowns puts forward a new way of looking at the topic, not by means of polarization – light/dark, full/empty, science/art – but as an opportunity for investigation: from the furthest universe to dark matter, from the bottom of the oceans to the origin of our conscience. The unknown thus becomes a dimension to be experienced, no longer in opposition to what we do not know that we don’t know, but as an element of surprise faced with the vastness of what escapes us.

Unknown Unknowns. An Introduction to Mysteries takes the form of a constellation of exhibitions and projects and brings together 400 artists, designers, and architects from more than 40 countries; more than 600 works22 international participants, with a strong presence on the part of the continent of Africa, represented by 6 national pavilions (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda).

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