Pirelli commissions new artistic works on ‘Resiliance’ for Annual Report
Pirelli’s 2019 Annual Report will feature new writing from Emmanuel Carrère and John Seabrook, and illustration by Selman Hoşgör. The Italian tyre manufacturer is continuing its decade-long tradition of “enriching” its report, entitled ‘The Road Ahead’, with new artist commissions. Pirelli says this helps to tell the company’s story “beyond the numbers alone.” The three artists have produced work based on the theme of resilience, or the “capacity to react, change and improve”, as Pirelli defines the word. While the theme resonates with the current context, Pirelli adds that the commissions were conceived before the changes imposed by Covid-19. However the emergence of the pandemic figure large in the pieces ‘Noon at our door’ by Carrère and ‘The Zoom brigata’ by Seabrook.