Fabrica is Benetton's creative research centre and most well-known for its magazine COLORS. Pingmag interviews Fabrica's General Manager Alfio Pozzoni at the opening of its ''Les Yeux Ouvert'' exhibition at the Shiodome Italia in Tokyo. Fabrica! Do we need to say
more? Since 1994, the legendary Italian research centre has invited
forty bright young artists from all over to its vast villa in Treviso
(that just got a new makeover from acclaimed architect Tadao Ando.) Established by Benetton group founder Luciano Benetton and photographer and its then art director Oliviero Toscani,
the institution serves as breeding ground for artists who devote
themselves entirely to creative studies for one year. Now, after making
a stopover in Milan and Shanghai, you can see Fabrica’s Les Yeux Ouvert (“Eyes Open to the World and the Future”) exhibition at Shiodome Italia in Tokyo, organised by the Pompidou Centre. It was a perfect opportunity for PingMag to grab Fabrica General Manager Alfio Pozzoni for a chat.
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around the globe, the three cities have (by accident — nobody planned
this) created a financial network that has been able to lubricate the
global economy, and, critically, ease the entry into the modern world
of China, the giant child of our century. Understand this network of
cities — Nylonkong, we call it — and you understand our time.