Unknown Unknowns. An Introduction to Mysteries
The complex terrains of Saturn’s icy-moon Enceladus Credit; NASA/JPL-Caltech.


Triennale Milano
Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6, 20121 Milano


15 Jul 2022 - 11 Dec 2022


XXIII Triennale Milano

Unknown Unknowns. An Introduction to Mysteries

The Triennale Milano International Exhibition, which in 2023 will celebrate 100 years since its foundation, is one of the most important events devoted to design and architecture in the world, and is sponsored by Triennale in collaboration with the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) and Italy’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Aid.

The thematic exhibition, curated by Ersilia Vaudo, is the center of the 23rd International Exhibition. An area whose boundaries are hazy and permeable, and that presents more than a hundred works, projects and installations by international artists, researchers and designers dealing with the unknown.

“Unknown Unknowns” addresses a series of themes including: gravity, seen as “the greatest designer”, an artisan that tirelessly shapes the universe to which we belong; maps, systems by which trajectories and routes are determined; the new challenges facing architecture, that is opening itself up to brand new prospects such as how to live in extraterrestrial space; and, ultimately, the mysteries linked to deep space.

The thematic exhibition includes four special commissions that Triennale has handed to the Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki, the Italian designer Irene Stracuzzi, the US collective of architects and designer SOM, and the Turkish- American artist Refik Anadol. Moreover, the show features a series of site-specific installations, including those produced by Andrea Galvani, Tomás Saraceno, Bosco Sodi, Protey Temen, Julijonas Urbonas and Marie Velardi.