Architect Massimo Adario and curator Federica Sala apologize for problematic glass figures shown in Campo Base exhibition

Yesterday, AN reported on the “racist figurines” exhibited as part of the Campo Base exhibition at Milan Design Week. Public Relations agency Hello Human, artist Stephen Burks, and Anava Projects’ called out the component of the exhibition Il Collezionista (The Collector) from Italian architect Massimo Adario.

In statements provided to AN, both the Campo Base curator Frederica Sala and Massimo Adario responded to the backlash against the inclusion of the figurines in the show. In the statement Adario further clarified the origin of the figurines: The seven glass figures were manufactured between 1927 and 1929 in Murano, Venice, by Industrie Vetraie Artistiche Murano (IVAM),

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