Throw the ticket for your next trip to the East! In October Milan is hosting events and exhibitions dedicated to the Eastern cultures of the world, and will project you directly in their lands.
Japanese Nouvelle Vague is a festival dedicated to Japanese movies of the 1960s, in particular to the authors who gave birth to the movement of Nuberu Bagu, the equivalent of the French Nouvelle Vague. The movies’ style aims to deconstruct the traditional filmic aesthetics and enhance the true: expensive equipment, sets and large projectors, in fact, were eliminated to give attention to the real.
The festival will start on October 9th and will be scheduled until the 30th of the same month in the Alda Merini room at Spazio Oberdan, in Viale Vittorio Veneto, ten minutes walk from our apartment in Porta Venezia. In these 21 days, you can see 12 films (repeated at different times) in the original language with Italian subtitles.
Let yourselves still be carried through the streets of Japan and enjoy a dinner at the first Asian restaurant to have earned a Michelin star, Iyo, in Via Piero della Francesca.
Classic dishes from the land of the Rising Sun are transformed into unusual interpretations created by the chef Michele Biassoni, while from the sushi counter, placed at the center of the room, the Master Haruo Ichikawa offers raw dishes from the true Japanese tradition.
We now move from Japan to the Eastern Europe, where at the FN Contemporary Art Centre, in via G.B. Piranesi, from the 26th of October there will be on an exhibition dedicated to the Central and Eastern Europe art in the years of Socialism, which will include more than 600 works by over 100 artists.
The collection, called Non-Aligned Modernity, from the most important art collection in Zagreb, Marinko Sudac, holds within it not only works of art but also archives and materials of historiographical importance for the art scene of the ex-Yugoslavia during the Cold War.
To close your experience among the works of art of Eastern Europe, we recommend you a stop at the Veranda restaurant, in via Bezzecca (just 450 meters from our Spartacus Apartments), where you can taste typical dishes from the Russian cuisine.
In a rustic and informal atmosphere you will taste soups, “blinis” (a type of crepes), “pirojki” (dumplings of dough stuffed with various fillings) and brown bread.
Let’s jump farther, in the Southeast hemisphere of the world, specifically in New Zealand, from where Milan has the honour of hosting the artist George Nuku, at Mudec – Museum of Cultures. For the first month of the show, the artist has worked on the exhibition Salone Ducale, made up of a room furnished with Kartell furniture, carved according to the Maori engraving techniques and traditional forms.
The works are on display in the halls of the Cultures Space of Khaled al-Asaad until 13th October, the day when there will be held a charity auction. All the proceeds of the auction will be donated to the non-profit Association World City, to co-finance the project Mudec P.O.P.
After buying one of the pieces from the overseas artist, all those who wants to enjoy a true Australian burger, can get on the subway M2 and get off at Moscova. In just 20 minutes you’ll be sitting in one of the tables of Burger Wave, in a room full of flavours and colours coming from the land of kangaroos.
On the same street of Burger Wave, you will find our apartment San Marco 16, which will be able to offer you an excellent accommodation after a dive into the Australian culture.
Our journey ends here, but Milan still offers a wide range of art works and exhibitions dedicated to artists from all over the world. In addition to your eyes, even your palate will travel between flavours and will taste dishes from distant lands in restaurants that crowd Milan.
Where will your next trip take you?