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Detour at Milan Design Week 2024

The legendary power of creativity on paper

Moleskine and Moleskine Foundation present DETOUR, the travelling exhibition of artists’ notebooks, at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Alcova during Milan Design Week: 15th - 21st April 2024.
The exhibition at the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana is open until 11th June.

More than a hundred unique works by artists from all over the world will be on show in Milan, helping to raise awareness of creativity as a tool for social change. Among the selected artists: Giorgia Lupi, Antonio Marras, Pascale Marthine Tayou and Joana Vasconcelos.

The choice of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana to host this exhibition is no coincidence: a historic Milanese location, a treasure trove of art and culture, it offers a perfect backdrop for exploring the diversity of creative thought in depth. By ideally relating it to the most precious works in the Pinacoteca: Leonardo da Vinci's codices and Raphael's cartoons, exceptional testimonies to the power of hand-drawn ideas, whether drawings or writings.

"Detour is a celebration of diversity and human creativity," says Daniela Riccardi, CEO of Moleskine. "Each notebook tells a unique story, reflecting the background and vision of the artist who created it. We are thrilled to bring this extraordinary exhibition to Milan, a city that perfectly embodies the spirit of innovation and creativity."

Created in 2006, Detour, is much more than a simple art exhibition: it is an experience, which transports the visitor into the heart of the creative process, from the mind of the artist to the page of the notebook.

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana
Piazza Pio XI, 2, 20123 Milano
15th April - 11th June 2024

Moleskine at Alcova
In parallel, Moleskine will present Detour at Alcova - a platform for creative design in its seventh edition - in the setting of Villa Bagatti Valsecchi in Varedo. The exhibition - with the contribution of contemporary artists and designers - is aimed at the young and dynamic public of the FuoriSalone. With a total of 33 selected works, including some previously unseen pieces, it will offer an overview of contemporary creativity in the field of design.

Villa Bagatti Valsecchi
Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 48, 20814 Varedo
15th - 21st April 2024