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Mazda And Contemporary Art At Milan Design Week

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LONDON – Marc 27, 2013: Design is clearly a central element of Mazda’s convention-defying approach to creating cars. To celebrate Mazda’s dedication to functional beauty, as demonstrated by the award-winning ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design theme of its new generation of cars, Mazda is taking part in Milan Design Week 2013 from 9-14 April. The all-new Mazda6, with its stunning KODO lines, will be one of the key features at the Mazda display in a special venue in the Italian metropolis.

Located in Milan’s stylish Zona Tortona district, Mazda Con-Temporary Space (MACS) was conceived as a cultural forum to present contemporary art and design in a variety of forms. Since opening in January, MACS has featured various public exhibitions by Italian artists with ‘movement’ and ‘soul of motion’ as their central themes. The new Mazda6 flagship saloon has been a permanent fixture at MACS throughout the exhibition period, which will continue until late April.

During Milan Design Week, MACS will host the exhibition Forma Fluens by Giuliana Cunéaz. Designed specifically for MACS, this exhibition uses 3D and HD video installations as well as painted screens, sculptures, photographs and drawings to take the viewer on a fascinating virtual journey through a metamorphic landscape exploring nanotechnology and other forms of science.

“My desire to delve into and capture these types of dynamic transformation processes has much in common with the Mazda approach, which goes beyond merely designing cars,” says Cunéaz. “It’s about using the KODO theme to create models where aesthetics and technology are united into an overall design that achieves new levels of harmony and emotion.”