A former royal palace during the Sforza Dynasty, the Palazzo Reale has been transformed into an exhibition center open to the public. Showcasing a wide range of artistic periods, the exhibition 2050: A Brief History of the Future is currently on view. Taken from the book 2050: A Brief History of the Future by Jacques Attali, artists such as Chris Burden, David LaChapelle and Sugimoto explore what our future might look like.
In the courtyard of the Palazzo Reale, visitors are invited to take a seat in one of the bright red chairs. The chairs are part of the Milan Pavilion for the XXI Triennial di Milano International Exhibition. Designed by Attilio Stocchi in response to the theme Labor after Labor, Stocchi used cherry red beams to construct a cloud-like structure above a seating area. There are screens with speakers scattered around the plaza allowing for the sounds of horses, construction and voices to be heard. The chairs are strategically placed far apart from each other so visitors are encouraged to sit alone and reflect upon what they hear and see.