13 August 2010

The Art of Chess in Milan

Emanuele Bonomi: 'We're here at Project B in Milano. We wanted to see how we could get as close as possible to the furniture, to the design. Seven different interpretations. They all represent one game.'

Crane TV Presents: Check Mate! (3:47) • 'If you think chess is for bespectacled intellectual types, think again.'

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Emanuele Bonomi, curator of B Project in Milan, has brought chess into the art sphere with one-of-a-kind, eye-popping chess sets designed by contemporary artists like Damien Hirst, Alastair Mackie and Tracy Emin. For more like this, see here: http://thecrane.tv/#channel/crane-art

Francesca Amfitheatrof presents sets by Tom Friedman, Rachel Whiteread, Yayoi Kusama, Tracey Emin, Alastair Mackie, Barbara Kruger ('I shop, therefore I am'), and Damien Hirst.

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