UROBORO
Art teams up with circular economy

June 1st – July 31st, 2022

The installation refers to the symbolic figure of the Ouroboros, a snake (or dragon) that regenerates itself by biting its own tail: apparently immobile, yet eternally in motion, it represents universal energy being consumed and continuously renewed.

Designed by artists Simon Ostan Simone and Mauro Peloso for Electrolux, sustainability leader in the household appliances industry, the installation aims to inspire reflection on sustainability and circular economy, key topics in the current affairs narrative and in Electrolux’s own activities.

Example of circularity and creative recycling, the Uroboro was produced with 960 scrap steel pieces, materials left over from the processing of washing machine drums on the Electrolux site in Porcia (Pordenone, Italy), and assembled through a team effort directly involving a number of Electrolux employees.

Electrolux – Shape Living for the Better

Sustainability is an integral part of Electrolux’s DNA. The Company has drawn up a roadmap to become climate neutral along the entire value chain by 2050, through science based targets (SBTi). The commitment towards a circular economy led in 2021 to:

>97%
waste produced in factories recovered and re-used through the implementation of the Zero Waste to Landfill program

+25%
use of recycled plastic in products and solutions compared with 2020

-78%
reduction in CO2 emissions from operations compared with 2015

+43%
improvement in the energy efficiency of operations compared with 2005

Learn more about the Electrolux’s sustainability commitment

 

Artists

Simon Ostan Simone
Art director
AIAP-UNESCO board member
https://www.simonostansimone.it/

Mauro Peloso
Architect

Read full biographies

 

INFOLINE

0254917
Mon – Fri 9:00 – 18:00

OPENING TIME

June 1st – July 31st, 2022
Monday 2.30pm – 7.30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 9.30am – 7.30pm
Thursday, Saturday 9.30am – 10.30pm

LAST ENTRY ONE HOUR BEFORE CLOSING

Visitors to the exhibitions are not required to wear a surgical mask, which remains an item recommended by 24 Ore Cultura.

LOCATION

Mudec – Museo delle Culture
via Tortona 56, Milano

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