Even a place you pass through daily can give you a reason to stop and reflect.
All it takes is for its potential to shine through. Just like the Tre Torri underground station that Generali transformed into an exhibition space, because every moment is the perfect moment to be inspired, to connect with others.
The Gallery is part of a broader project created by Generali in Milan: Citylife - tangible proof that a different idea of life in the city is possible. A city full of unexplored places you choose to discover, before setting off once more.
Tre Torri Station in Milan presents The Gallery, a project by Generali that aims to reinterpret the concept of Underground station: not only a dynamic urban crossroads but a constantly evolving public exhibition space that hosts the works of new and emerging artists.
Their works explore people, their stories and their dreams. They capture some precious features that allow us, Generali, to improve people's lives, both inside and outside The Gallery.
He was born in Rome in 1982.
In 2005, after a bachelor's degree in philosophy at the Sapienza University of Rome, and a course at Scuola Romana di Fotografia, Maccotta focuses his attention on contemporary issues, and begins his activity in photography.
His first projects deal with the immigration issue as he participates to two Médecins sans frontières's missions. Later, he directs his work toward a personal research pertinent to topics of contemporaneity, until 2015 when he starts working on a long-term project meant to examine the impact of new technologies on the global contemporary society.
In collaboration with Contrasto, in The Gallery it’s now possible to see his exhibition.
69% of people eat candies while waiting for the underground.
17% of women put make-up on while waiting for the underground.
On the underground, 74% of people read a book.
On the underground, 76% of people listen to the music.
65% of people wear various layers of clothing on the underground.
Emiliano Ponzi is one of the most popular illustrators of his generation.
For The Gallery, he has depicted the habits of commuters as if they were a mirror in which viewers see themselves, creating a gap in reality that allows their eyes to gaze on a dreamy version of everyday life.
His work is based on the use of textures, graphic lines and visual metaphors to communicate concepts directly and succinctly. He has appeared in international newspapers: The New York Times and Le Monde. In the autumn of 2015, his illustrated first book, entitled The Journey of the Penguin, was published by Penguin Books.
For Generali, Emiliano illustrated the Tre Torri station’s space in Milan.