HOLLY FRASER, 11 December 2012

Betony Vernon

Any of our Italian readers (or those lucky enough to be on holiday) should check out designer Betony Vernon’s exhibition, KAMA, at Triennale di Milano, which runs until 10 March 2013, focusing on the relationship between sex and design.

The exhibition investigates how sexuality incorporates itself into objects, and at the heart of the exhibition is a survey, curated by Silvana Annicchiarico, calling on historical, mythic and anthropological knowledge with more than 200 archeological finds, drawings, pictures, objects and artworks by international artists and designers, all referencing the eros and showing how sex has been a defining factor in design for hundreds of years. It also marks Betony’s first foray into marble sculpture, and features two sculptures made of ultra white marble extracted from mount Altissimo, as well as her more famous pieces of jewellery.

KAMA, Sex and Design, 5 December 2012 – 10 March 2013, Triennale di Milano, Curated by Silvana Annicchiarico, Catalogue Corraini Edizioni. The exhibition is supported by the Tuscan based marble and art foundation Henraux.

Photographs: Lara Giliberto