The new extraordinary collection entitled “Do Not Open Before 2023", composed of 11 canvases and two previously unseen paintings on wood root carries with it a precious content: that of memory jealously guarded by the artist with the intention of being revealed only on the date he has set.
Millo dedicates to his Italian public the magical moment of opening with him a mysterious box kept secret until now.
The work 'Time Capsule'begins a journey of perceptions through the complex web of human existence.
In sharing his past, the artist has selected what has imprinted itself in his heart forever, and with the series “Do Not Open Before 2023" Millo draws inspiration from 13 memories, some are very personal snapshots and others are flash memories, which can therefore be traced back to a striking event that marked our history. In this analysis, which takes its cue from research into the psychology of memory, MILLO elaborates, along with a selection of moments dear to him, some of the events that have marked humanity and shaped the course of time, showing them to us through the artist's subjective view and letting them roll around on our table, like marbles out of a bag.
"You looked to me like the Virgin Mary crying over the blood of her son. The moment you came to me, grabbing my hands and dragging me in front of your favourite tree, It was gone, on the ground, making a cross with the points of our feet. They needed the space to build more, and you said you would have never surrendered to it. "
"I spent that summer travelling for projects with the university, and that was the last one before the big exam. I have to take care of the video. It's 3 p.m., I'm moving in the room, deciding what to do, changing the radio stations, and by mistake I step on a cable. The television is turned off. It's the eleventh day of September 2001, and suddenly it's autumn."