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It follows my tale in reverse, made by words and images featuring “Art and food”, the exhibition curated by Germano Celantrunning through 1st November 2015 – recently opened at the Milan Triennale Design Museum. A lapse of time going mostly from Fifties to Eighties is told the exhibition’s path second section. A suggestive showcase which exhibits many objects, talking about the relationship between food and art, a theme explored through the photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ugo Mulas, pop-art by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Mimmo Rotella, Roy Lichtenstein and other artists, enriched by the creations made by the fashion designer Ken Scott( though fashion is a delicate presence, just murmured into the exhibition, evidence of a culture eradicate in Italy which still considers fashion as a secondary discipline and gives the primacy to the visual arts), the commercials by Armando Testa (bright creative who made the commercial saga of Carmensita for the Paulista coffee by Lavazza ) and impressed also on music, embodied in the cover albums of celebrated bands as Rolling Stones.

L’ INAUGURAZIONE DELLA MOSTRA “ART & FOOD” AL MUSEO DEL DESIGN DELLA TRIENNALE DI MILANO(2)

Henri Cartier Bresson, Sunday on the sanks of the Seine river, 1938, Collection Henri Cartier- Bresson Foundation, photo by N

Henri Cartier Bresson, Sunday on the sanks of the Seine river, 1938, Collection Henri Cartier- Bresson Foundation, photo by N

Prosegue il mio racconto a ritroso, fatto di parole e immagini di cui è protagonista “Art and food”, la mostra curata Germano Celant – che prosegue fino all’ 1 novembre 2015 – recentemente inaugurata al Museo del Design della Triennale di Milano. Un lasso di tempo che va principalmente dagli anni Cinquanta agli anni Ottanta è raccontato dalla seconda sezione del percorso espositivo. Una suggestiva rassegna che espone plurimi oggetti che parlano della relazione tra cibo e arte, un tema esplorato attraverso la fotografia di Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ugo Mulas, la pop-art Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Mimmo Rotella, Roy Lichtenstein, arricchita dalle creazioni del fashion designer Ken Scott(benché la moda sia una presenza delicata, appena sussurrata all’ interno della mostra, dimostrazione di una cultura da sradicare in Italia che ancora considera la moda come una disciplina secondaria rispetto alla primazia data alle arti visive), dalle pubblicità di Armando Testa (brillante creativo che ha realizzato la saga pubblicitaria di Carmensita per il caffè Paulista di Lavazza) e impressa anche nella musica, racchiusa negli album delle copertine di celebri band quali i Rolling Stones.

Nino Migliori, Bread delivery boy, 1956, Bologna, Nino Migliori archive, photo by N

Nino Migliori, Bread delivery boy, 1956, Bologna, Nino Migliori archive, photo by N

 

Robert Indiana. the electric eat, 1964, courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska AG, photo by N

Robert Indiana. the electric eat, 1964, courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska AG, photo by N

 

Ugo Mulas, photo by N

Ugo Mulas, photo by N

 

Ugo Mulas, The Warhol factory,  photo by N

Ugo Mulas, The Warhol factory, photo by N

 

Ugo Mulas, Andy Warhol at the Warhol factory,  photo by N

Ugo Mulas, Andy Warhol at the Warhol factory, photo by N

 

Andy Warhol, Campbell's soup| Portfolio, 1968, private collection, New York

Andy Warhol, Campbell’s soup| Portfolio, 1968, private collection, New York

 

Andy Warhol, Del Monte  peach halves, 1964, Mugrabi Collection, 1964, Kellog's corn flakes box, 1964,  courtesy of the Brant Foundation, Greenwich, photo by N

Andy Warhol, Del Monte peach halves, 1964, Mugrabi Collection, 1964, Kellog’s corn flakes box, 1964, courtesy of the Brant Foundation, Greenwich, photo by N

 

Robert Rauschenberg, Hungry weeds, 1969, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, photo by N

Robert Rauschenberg, Hungry weeds, 1969, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, photo by N

 

Commercial by Armando Testa, photo by N

Commercial by Armando Testa, photo by N

 

 

Roy Lichtenstein, Apple with black and blue blackground, 1982, the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and courtesy of the Castell Gallery, New York, photo by N

Roy Lichtenstein, Apple with black and blue blackground, 1982, the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and courtesy of the Castell Gallery, New York, photo by N

 

Roy Lichtenstein, Ceramic sculpture, 1965, private collection, Switzerland, photo by N

Roy Lichtenstein, Ceramic sculpture, 1965, private collection, Switzerland, photo by N

 

Carmensita and Caballero, the main features of commercials by Armando Testa for Paulista coffee by Lavazza, photo by N

Carmensita and Caballero, the main features of commercials by Armando Testa for Paulista coffee by Lavazza, photo by N

 

 

Another iconic persona still existing from food commercial Susanna, brand of cheese triangles by Kraft, photo by N

Another iconic persona still existing from food commercial Susanna, brand of cheese triangles by Kraft, photo by N

 

 

The cover albums by celebrated artists, photo by N

The cover albums by celebrated artists, photo by N

 

Andy Warhol, The last supper (Camel/57), 1986, Mugrabi collection, New York, photo by N

Andy Warhol, The last supper (Camel/57), 1986, Mugrabi collection, New York, photo by N

 

Mimmo Rotella, Point and a half, 1962, private collection, courtesy of Marconi Foundation, photo by N

Mimmo Rotella, Point and a half, 1962, private collection, courtesy of Marconi Foundation, photo by N

 

 

Mimmo Rotella, photo by N

Mimmo Rotella, photo by N

 

Ken Scott, Cereghino dress and cape, "Ken Scott cooks something new" Spring/Summer 1970, Piper club, January 1970, Ken Scott Foundation, Rome, photo by N

Ken Scott, Cereghino dress and cape, “Ken Scott cooks something new” Spring/Summer 1970, Piper club, January 1970, Ken Scott Foundation, Rome, photo by N

 

Ken Scott, Ruspante dress and cape, "Ken Scott cooks something new" Spring/Summer 1970, Piper club, January 1970, Ken Scott Foundation, Rome, photo by N

Ken Scott, Ruspante dress and cape, “Ken Scott cooks something new” Spring/Summer 1970, Piper club, January 1970, Ken Scott Foundation, Rome, photo by N

 

 Dieter Roth, Schokoladenplätzchenbild, 1969, Kem collection, Germany, photo by N


Dieter Roth, Schokoladenplätzchenbild, 1969, Kem collection, Germany, photo by N

 

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Bottle, 1963, Cittadellarte-Pistoletto Foundation, Biella, photo by N

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Bottle, 1963, Cittadellarte-Pistoletto Foundation, Biella, photo by N

 

Alain Jaquet, Dèjeuner sur l' herbe, 1964, Kem collection, Germany, photo by N

Alain Jaquet, Dèjeuner sur l’ herbe, 1964, Kem collection, Germany, photo by N

 

 

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Art and food”, the exhibition curated by Germano Celantrunning through 1st November 2015 -, was recently opened at the Milan Triennale Design Museum, which is the only thematic area placed in the Milan city centre of event Expo Milan 2015. It was a smashing display of art exploring the relationship with food, emphasized by many references and an amazing selections of objects and furniture. I start talking about that in reverse, showing  many works being in third section of the exhibition which is placed on the first floor of museum, featuring celebrated contemporary artworks (paintings, sculptures, videos and installations). That is the part of exhibition I appreciated mostly for its lightness though the myriad of artworks that here were on show – among whom I was glad to see the works by Joel-Peter Witkin, Gregory Crewdson, an installation by the fashion designer Issey Miyake along with the ones made by other celebrated artists.

L’ INAUGURAZIONE DELLA MOSTRA “ART & FOOD” AL MUSEO DEL DESIGN DELLA TRIENNALE DI MILANO (1)

Jeff Koons, Cake, 1995-1997, private collection, photo by N

Jeff Koons, Cake, 1995-1997, private collection, photo by N

Art and food”, la mostra curata da Germano Celantche prosegue fino all’ 1 novembre 2015 -, è stata recentemente inaugurata presso il Museo del Design della Triennale di Milano, unica area tematica ubicata nel centro di Milano dell’ evento Expo Milano 2015. Una formidabile rassegna d’ arte che esplora la relazione con il cibo, enfatizzata da plurimi riferimenti e una incredibile selezione di oggetti e arredi. Ne comincio a parlare a ritroso, mostrando varie opere che si trovano nella terza sezione della mostra che è ubicata al primo piano del museo, di cui sono protagoniste vare opere d’ arte contemporanea (dipinti, sculture, collage, video e installazioni). Questa è la parte della mostra che ho apprezzato di più per la sua leggerezza nonostante la myriade delle opere d’ arte ivi esposte – tra cui mi ha rallegrato vedere le opere di Joel-Peter Witkin, Gregory Crewdson, un’ installazione del fashion designer Issey Miyake insieme a quelle di molti altri celebri artisti.

  Jeff Koons, bread with egg, 1995-1997, courtesy the artist and Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris


Jeff Koons, bread with egg, 1995-1997, courtesy the artist and Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, photo by N

 

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Tom Friedman, big big mac, 2013, courtesy of Luhring Augustine, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

Tom Friedman, big big mac, 2013, courtesy of Luhring Augustine, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

 

Inka Shonibare Mbe, Champagne kid(Fallen), B(w)anker (2), 2013, courtesy of the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery London, photo by N

Inka Shonibare Mbe, Champagne kid(Fallen), B(w)anker (2), 2013, courtesy of the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery London, photo by N

 

Wim Delvoye, Personal cloaca, 2006, courtesy of the artist

Wim Delvoye, Personal cloaca, 2006, courtesy of the artist

 

Nate Lowman, Blood orange is the new kale, 2013, courtesy of the artist

Nate Lowman, Blood orange is the new kale, 2013, courtesy of the artist

 

Elad Lassry, Kitchen, 2010, private collection, Milan, Eggs, 2010, Carlo Beldi Collection, Milan, Meat, Onion, 2010, Ringier Collection Switzerland, Short ribs, eggs, 2012, private collection, photo by N

Elad Lassry, Kitchen, 2010, private collection, Milan, Eggs, 2010, Carlo Beldi Collection, Milan, Meat, Onion, 2010, Ringier Collection Switzerland, Short ribs, eggs, 2012, private collection, photo by N

 

Mario Botta, La Petra Winery, Suvereto, 2003, Petra, Terra Moretti Group, photo by N

Mario Botta, La Petra Winery, Suvereto, 2003, Petra, Terra Moretti Group, photo by N

 

Gae Aulenti, Tenuta di Campo Sasso, Bibbona, 2003-2004, Gae Aulenti Archive,  photo by N

Gae Aulenti, Tenuta di Campo Sasso, Bibbona, 2003-2004, Gae Aulenti Archive, photo by N

 

Renzo Piano,  La Rocca Winery at Frassinello, Gavorrano, 2006, photo by N

Renzo Piano, La Rocca Winery at Frassinello, Gavorrano, 2006, photo by N

 

Richard Meier, Felida, 2012, courtesy Galerie Gmurzynska AG, photo by N

Richard Meier, Felida, 2012, courtesy Galerie Gmurzynska AG, photo by N

 

Igor Baskakov, Mars, 1999, courtesy Galerie Gmurzynska AG, photo by N

Igor Baskakov, Mars, 1999, courtesy Galerie Gmurzynska AG, photo by N

 

Igor Baskakov, Twix, 2001, courtesy Galerie Gmurzynska AG, photo by N

Igor Baskakov, Twix, 2001, courtesy Galerie Gmurzynska AG, photo by N

 

Jani Leinonen, Or Flakes: Slave or Slut, 2010, courtesy Galerie Gmurzynska AG, photo by N

Jani Leinonen, Or Flakes: Slave or Slut, 2010, courtesy Galerie Gmurzynska AG, photo by N

 

Nathalie Djurberg, man with the ice-cream, 2012, The Michael Storåkems Collection, photo by N

Nathalie Djurberg, man with the ice-cream, 2012, The Michael Storåkems Collection, photo by N

 

Nathalie Djurberg, bang your little drums, duration 10'42", music by Hans Berg, Giò Marconi, Milan

Nathalie Djurberg, bang your little drums, duration 10’42”, music by Hans Berg, Giò Marconi, Milan

 

Marc Quinn, Flesh painting( on sensualism), 2012, private collection, photo by N

Marc Quinn, Flesh painting( on sensualism), 2012, private collection, photo by N

 

Cai Guo-Qiang, Sunshine and solitude: poppy flowers, 2010, courtesy of the artist, photo by N

Cai Guo-Qiang, Sunshine and solitude: poppy flowers, 2010, courtesy of the artist, photo by N

 

Pleats please by Issey Miyake, photo by N

Pleats please by Issey Miyake, photo by N

 

Pleats please by Issey Miyake, phot by N

Pleats please by Issey Miyake, phot by N

 

Pleats please by Issey Miyake, phot by N

Pleats please by Issey Miyake, phot by N

 

Pleats please by Issey Miyake, phot by N

Pleats please by Issey Miyake, phot by N

 

Hassan Hajjaj, Ilham, 2000, courtesy of the artist and Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York

Hassan Hajjaj, Ilham, 2000, courtesy of the artist and Taymour Grahne Gallery, New York

 

Miles Aldridge, first impression 1, firts impression 2, 2006, courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, photo by N

Miles Aldridge, first impression 1, firts impression 2, 2006, courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, photo by N

 

Paul McCarthy, Bossy burger, 1991, video, duration 58' 59", photo by N

Paul McCarthy, Bossy burger, 1991, video, duration 58′ 59″, photo by N

 

Mona Hatoum, Deep throat, 1996, courtesy by the artist

Mona Hatoum, Deep throat, 1996, courtesy by the artist

 

Mona Hatoum, Deep throat, 1996, courtesy by the artist

Mona Hatoum, Deep throat, 1996, courtesy by the artist

 

Shen Wei, Bag from the series "Table setting", 2010, courtesy of the artist and Flowers Gallery, New York

Shen Wei, Bag from the series “Table setting”, 2010, courtesy of the artist and Flowers Gallery, New York

 

Thomas Demand, Stove, 2014, courtesy of the artist, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn,  Sprüth Magers, photo by N

Dennis Oppheneim, Sleeping dogs, 1997, private collection, photo by N

 

Ron Mueck, Woman with shopping, 2013, Fondation Cartier pour l' art contemporain, Paris, photo by N

Ron Mueck, Woman with shopping, 2013, Fondation Cartier pour l’ art contemporain, Paris, photo by N

 

George Steinmetz, at the Nutribras pig farm in Brazil, 2nd September 2013, courtesy of the artist, photo by N

George Steinmetz, at the Nutribras pig farm in Brazil, 2nd September 2013, courtesy of the artist, photo by N

 

Barbara Kruger, untitled( God sends the meat and the devil cooks), 1988, collection famille Servais, photo by N

Barbara Kruger, untitled( God sends the meat and the devil cooks), 1988, collection famille Servais, photo by N

 

house of bread, photo by N

house of bread, photo by N

 

house of bread, photo by N

house of bread, photo by N

 

Vanessa Beecroft, VB 52.168.NT, 2003-2007, private collection, courtesy of Galleria Lia Rumma, Milano, Napoli, photo by N

Vanessa Beecroft, VB 52.168.NT, 2003-2007, private collection, courtesy of Galleria Lia Rumma, Milano, Napoli, photo by N

 

Frank O. Gehry, the gift fish, 1985, Castello di Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum, long term deposit Marco Rivetti Foundation, Rivoli-Turin, photo by N

Frank O. Gehry, the gift fish, 1985, Castello di Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum, long term deposit Marco Rivetti Foundation, Rivoli-Turin, photo by N

 

Andres Serrano, black supper, 1990, private collection, London, photo by N

Andres Serrano, black supper, 1990, private collection, London, photo by N

 

Sophie Calle, The chromatic diet, 1998, courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper gallery, New York, photo by N

Sophie Calle, The chromatic diet, 1998, courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper gallery, New York, photo by N

 

Sophie Calle, The chromatic diet, 1998, courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper gallery, New York, photo by N

Sophie Calle, The chromatic diet, 1998, courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper gallery, New York, photo by N

 

Sophie Calle, The chromatic diet, 1998, courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper gallery, New York, photo by N

Sophie Calle, The chromatic diet, 1998, courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper gallery, New York, photo by N

 

Sophie Calle, The chromatic diet, 1998, courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper gallery, New York, photo by N

Sophie Calle, The chromatic diet, 1998, courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper gallery, New York, photo by N

 

Sophie Calle, The chromatic diet, 1998, courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper gallery, New York, photo by N

Sophie Calle, The chromatic diet, 1998, courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper gallery, New York, photo by N

 

Sophie Calle, The chromatic diet, 1998, courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper gallery, New York, photo by N

Sophie Calle, The chromatic diet, 1998, courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper gallery, New York, photo by N

 

Sophie Calle, The chromatic diet, 1998, courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper gallery, New York, photo by N

Sophie Calle, The chromatic diet, 1998, courtesy of the artist and Paula Cooper gallery, New York, photo by N

 

Marina Abramovic, the onion, 1995, courtesy Marina Abramovic and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, photo by N

Marina Abramovic, the onion, 1995, courtesy Marina Abramovic and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, photo by N

 

Joann Verburg, still life with Jim, 1991, courtesy of the artist and Pace MacGill Gallery, New York, photo by N

Joann Verburg, still life with Jim, 1991, courtesy of the artist and Pace MacGill Gallery, New York, photo by N

 

Mimmo Jodice, Eden-opera n. 45, 48, 1995, courtesy of the artist, photo by N

Mimmo Jodice, Eden-opera n. 45, 48, 1995, courtesy of the artist, photo by N

 

Sally Mann, Yard eggs, 1991, courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery New York, photo by N

Sally Mann, Yard eggs, 1991, courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery New York, photo by N

 

Giovanni Gastel, Ricerca, 1991, courtesy Image Srl for Giovanni Gastel, photo by N

Giovanni Gastel, Ricerca, 1991, courtesy Image Srl for Giovanni Gastel, photo by N

 

Giovanni Gastel, Mondo uomo, 1985, courtesy Image Srl for Giovanni Gastel, photo by N

Giovanni Gastel, Mondo uomo, 1985, courtesy Image Srl for Giovanni Gastel, photo by N

 

Jannis Kounellis, Untitled, 2013, courtesy of the artist, photo by N

Jannis Kounellis, Untitled, 2013, courtesy of the artist, photo by N

 

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (Sunday roast), 2005, courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery, New York, photo by N

Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (Sunday roast), 2005, courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery, New York, photo by N

 

Subodh Gupta, Ancestor cupboard, 2012, courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth, London/Zurich, photo by N

Subodh Gupta, Ancestor cupboard, 2012, courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth, London/Zurich, photo by N

 

Mario Merz, Igloo of bread, 1989, Mario Merz Collection, Turin

Mario Merz, Igloo of bread, 1989, Mario Merz Collection, Turin

 

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Metropolis, 1987-1991, Pierre Huber Collection, photo by N

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Metropolis, 1987-1991, Pierre Huber Collection, photo by N

 

Robert Mapplethorpe, Fish, Eggplant, Corn, Grapes, 1985, Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York, photo by N

Robert Mapplethorpe, Fish, Eggplant, Corn, Grapes, 1985, Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, New York, photo by N

 

Joel-Peter Witkin, Vanity, New Mexico, 1990, Witkin, Feast of fools, 1990, Still life, Marseille, 1992, Harvest, New Mexico, 1981, courtesy of the artist and Boudoin Lebon, photo by N

Joel-Peter Witkin, Vanity, New Mexico, 1990, Witkin, Feast of fools, 1990, Still life, Marseille, 1992, Harvest, New Mexico, 1981, courtesy of the artist and Boudoin Lebon, photo by N

 

Joel-Peter Witkin, Vanity, New Mexico, 1990,courtesy of the artist and Boudoin Lebon, photo by N

Joel-Peter Witkin, Vanity, New Mexico, 1990,courtesy of the artist and Boudoin Lebon, photo by N

 

Braco Dimitrijevic, Heralds of post history, 1997, courtesy of the artist, photo by N

Braco Dimitrijevic, Heralds of post history, 1997, courtesy of the artist, photo by N

 

 

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David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg

Three exhibitions, organized by the Lucca Film Festival – directed by Nicola Borrelliin collaboration with Volumina Torino and the Toronto International Film Festival, celebrate the visions by David Cronenberg, the bright filmmaker and precious individual, who features in series of conferences, meetings, talks, screenings and concerts(focused on the soundtracks of the movies he made) that are part of the Lucca Film Festival 2015 edition. A smashing exploration of the poetry by David Cronenberg which is done through three different exhibitions running through 5th May 2015. One is the Italian preview of “Evolution”, curated by the Toronto International Film Festival which is held in Lucca at the Ragghianti Foundation. Another exhibition brings the name and pays homage to the suggestive film “M. Bufferfly”, curated by the director of Toronto Film Festival Piers Handling and Noah Cowan, the art director of TIFF Bell Lightbox and is held in Lucca at Puccini Museum. Here it will be shown over one hundred items featuring in the set of movie, costumes, sketches, unseen photographs and films. “Chromosomes”, exhibition curated by Domenico De Gaetano and Alessandro Romanini, includes 70 photographs, connected to the idea of “staged photography”, resulting from the most famous films by Cronenberg and is held at the Viareggio Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery (GAMC). It completes this awesome exhibition path “Red cars”, a multimedia installation curated by Domenico De Gaetano and Alessandro Romanini which is held at the Lucca City Archive (ex-Macelli), is focused on the Ferrari and races world, is based on a book-object made in 2005 and arises from a script which has never made. Four not to be missed events to know and enjoy art, film and the genius David Cronenberg.

ARTE & CINEMA: QUATTRO EVENTI TRA LUCCA E VIAREGGIO CELEBRANO LA POESIA E LE VISIONI DI DAVID CRONENBERG

Still image by David Cronenberg

Still image by David Cronenberg

Tre mostre, organizzate dal Lucca Film Festival – diretto da  Nicola Borrelliin collaborazione con Volumina Torino ed il Toronto International Film Festival, celebrano le visioni di David Cronenberg, il brillante regista, preziosa individualità, protagonista di una serie di conferenze, incontri, talk, proieioni e concerti (dedicati alle colonne sonore dei suoi film) che fanno parte dell’ edizione 2015 del Lucca Film Festival. Una formidabile esplorazione della poetica di David Cronenberg, effettuata attraverso tre diverse mostre che proseguono fino al 5 maggio 2015. Una è l’ anteprima italiana di “Evolution”, curata dal Toronto International Film Festival che si tiene a Lucca presso la Fondazione Ragghianti. Un’ altra mostra porta il nome e rende omaggio al suggestivo film “M. Bufferfly”, curata dal direttore del Toronto International Film Festival Piers Handling e Noah Cowan, il direttore artistico TIFF Bell Lightbox e si tiene a Lucca al Museo Puccini. Ivi saranno esposti più di un centinaio di oggetti di scena, costumi, disegni, fotografie e fotogrammi inediti. “Chromosomes”, mostra curata da Domenico De Gaetano e Alessandro Romanini, include 70 fotografie, legate al concetto di “staged photography”, tratte dai film più famosi di Cronenberg ed ha luogo alla Galleria di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAMC) di Viareggio Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery (GAMC). Completa questo fantastico percorso espositivo “Red cars”, un’ istallazione multimediale curata da Domenico De Gaetano e Alessandro Romanini che si tiene all’ Archivio di Stato di Lucca Cit (ex-Macelli), è incentrata sul mondo della Ferrari e delle corse, si basa su un libro-oggetto realizzato nel 2005 e nasce da una sceneggiatura che non è mai stata realizzata. Quattro eventi imperdibili per conoscere e l’ arte, il cinema e il geniale David Cronenberg.

The book-object "Red cars" by David Cronenberg

The book-object “Red cars” by David Cronenberg

 

David Cronenberg along with the works he made featuring in Chromosomes

David Cronenberg along with the works he made featuring in Chromosomes

 

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Gianfranco Ferré at the Milan Palazzo Reale, set design by Leonardo Salvini

Gianfranco Ferré at the Milan Palazzo Reale, set design by Leonardo Salvini

The white shirt, iconic garment fully evidencing the experimentation and genius of unforgettable fashion designer Gianfranco Ferré is celebrated by “La camicia Bianca secondo me”, exhibition, recently opened in Milan at the Palazzo Reale, sponsored by the City of Milan Labour, Fashion, Design and Culture Department, produced by Palazzo Reale and Gianfranco Ferrè Foundation in collaboration with the Prato Museum Textile and curated by Daniela Degl’ Innocenti which runs through 1st April 2015. The exhibition path talks about the sophistication of white shirt through many media. Tulle cloths turn into screens depicting the macro pictures of sketches by the fashion designer. Instead the core of the exhibition is placed in the center of the Sala delle Cariatidi where are the sculptural white shirts. The matter – taffeta, crêpe de chine, organza, satin, tulle, silk and cotton cloths, laces and embroideries – shines and talks about the wise art of making, embodying harmony, lightness and sartorialism. The suggestive tale is emphasized by different materials coming from the Archive of Gianfranco Ferré Foundation and photo screenings that cast light on the creative path of Gianfranco Ferré and his poetry. The event is accompanied by a book-catalogue (edited by Skira), made with the art-direction by Luca Stoppini which includes contributions by the curator, Quirino Conti, Anna Maria Stillo Castro, Margherita Palli, Daniela Puppa and Franco Raggi which tells about the vision by the legendary creative and the architectures he made. A not to be missed event to discover, know and enjoy the thinking elegance by Gianfranco Ferré.

“LA CAMICIA BIANCA SECONDO ME”: L’ ELEGANZA PENSANTE DI GIANFRANCO FERRÈ AL PALAZZO REALE DI MILANO

Gianfranco Ferré at the Milan Palazzo Reale, set design by Leonardo Salvini

Gianfranco Ferré at the Milan Palazzo Reale, set design by Leonardo Salvini

La camicia bianca, capo iconico che più di ogni altro testimonia la sperimentazione e il genio dell’ indimenticabile fashion designer Gianfranco Ferré è celebrata da “La camicia Bianca secondo me”, mostra recentemente inaugurata al Palazzo Reale di Milano, promossa dall’ Assessorato alle Politiche del Lavoro, Moda, Design e Cultura del Comune di Milano, prodotta dal Palazzo Reale e dalla Fondazione Gianfranco Ferrè in collaborazione con il Museo del Tessuto di Prato e curata da Daniela Degl’ Innocenti che prosegue fino all’ 1 aprile 2015. Il percorso espositivo racconta la raffinatezza della camicia bianca attraverso molteplici media. Teli di tulle si trasformano in schermi che raffigurano macro immagini dei disegni del fashion designer. Il cuore della mostra è invece posizionato al centro della Sala delle Cariatidi in cui si trovano le scultoree camicie bianche. La materia – taffetà, crêpe de chine, organza, raso, tulle, stoffe di seta e cotone, merletti e ricami – splende e parla di una sapiente arte del fare, che racchiude in sé armonia, leggerezza e sartorialità. Il suggestivo racconto è enfatizzato dai vari materiali provenienti dall’ Archivio della Fondazione Gianfranco Ferré e dalle proiezioni di foto che gettano luce sull’ iter creativo di Gianfranco Ferré e sulla sua poesia. L’ evento é accompagnato da un libro-catalogo (edito da Skira), realizzato con la direzione artistica di Luca Stoppini che include i contributi della curatrice, di Quirino Conti, Anna Maria Stillo Castro, Margherita Palli, Daniela Puppa e Franco Raggi che narra la visione del leggendario creativo e le architetture da lui realizzate. Un evento imperdibile per scoprire, conoscere e apprezzare l’ eleganza pensante di Gianfranco Ferré.

Gianfranco Ferré at the Milan Palazzo Reale, set design by Leonardo Salvini

Gianfranco Ferré at the Milan Palazzo Reale, set design by Leonardo Salvini

 

Gianfranco Ferré, Classic Glamour shirt, Fall/Winter 1990, photo by Luca Stoppini

Gianfranco Ferré, Classic Glamour shirt, Fall/Winter 1990, photo by Luca Stoppini

 

Gianfranco Ferré, Sailor Glam shirt, Spring/Summer 1982, photo by Luca Stoppini

Gianfranco Ferré, Sailor Glam shirt, Spring/Summer 1982, photo by Luca Stoppini

 

Gianfranco Ferré, Contrappunto shirt, Spring/Summer 1987, photo by Luca Stoppini

Gianfranco Ferré, Contrappunto shirt, Spring/Summer 1987, photo by Luca Stoppini

 

Gianfranco Ferrè, Classic  Glamour shirt, Fall/Winter 1990, photo by Leonardo Salvini

Gianfranco Ferrè, Classic Glamour shirt, Fall/Winter 1990, photo by Leonardo Salvini

 

Gianfranco Ferré, Sailor Glam shirt, Spring/Summer 1982, photo by Leonardo Salvini

Gianfranco Ferré, Sailor Glam shirt, Spring/Summer 1982, photo by Leonardo Salvini

 

Gianfranco Ferré, Contrappunto shirt, Spring/Summer 1987, photo by Leonardo Salvini

Gianfranco Ferré, Contrappunto shirt, Spring/Summer 1987, photo by Leonardo Salvini

 

 

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Lines strategy, photo by N

Lines strategy, photo by N

It was recently held in Milan, at Palazzo Visconti, in via Lanzone 2, at the suggestive rooms of an apartment created by the celebrated architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni, the exhibition event “Lines strategy: group of creative families in an interior”, ideated by 5VIE ART+ DESIGN and Nunzia Garoffolo, included in the format of “Fashion at 5 Vie”, macro happening which took place in the 5 Vie district, featuring 15 eventi and trunk-shows, featuring in the calendar of Milan Fashion Week, sponsored by the National Chamber of Buyer and curated by Nunzia Garoffolo which featured the creativity made in Italy by Matteo Thiela, Giulia Marani, Move Cappelli, Olga Pong, Anna Porcu, Bea Bongiasca, SH-Jewels by Stephan Hamel, Mia D’ Arco, Susana Traça, Svetlana Schmidt and Arnoldo Battois. An experiential exhibition path, emphasized by the flair of set-designer Giovanni Ottonello – made by teaming with the Milan Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) – and the furniture created by Luigi Caccia Dominioni, made of presences and absences, lightness, present and past where the suggestions inspired by Visconti, film memories coming from the celebrated movie “Conversation piece” dialogued with the contemporary creativity.

"Bombyx" project by Matteo Thiela, photo by N

“Bombyx” project by Matteo Thiela, photo by N

 

Bombyx project by Matteo Thiela, photo by N

Bombyx project by Matteo Thiela, photo by N

 

Innovation and experimentation, a vibrant aesthetics embodying a healthy ethic, this is the “Bombyx” project by Matteo Thiela, visionary fashion designer who inspired by the silkworm, creating a cloth he patented – made by teaming with a group of homeless women – combining wool, silicon and other materials, some of them have a reflective effect, feature in a series of clothes, suits and long shirts, solemn and austere architectures that evidence his conceptual rigor and are shown in these days, during the Paris Fashion Week, in the windows of renowned concept-store L’ Eclaireur. Fashion meets art, as it is impressed in “Tetris”, the Fall/Winter 2016-2017 collection by Giulia Marani who collaborate with the bright artist Nicola Felice Torcoli, where the patterns impressed in the collage he made found a new context in the soft creations by Giulia, joining comfort, refinement, high-end materials, giving rise to genuine passé-partout.

Giulia Marani along with the works by Nicola Felice Torcoli, photo by N

Giulia Marani along with the works by Nicola Felice Torcoli, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

A detail ft. in the site-specific installation made by Olga Pong, photo by N

A detail ft. in the site-specific installation made by Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Craftsmanship, timeless elegance and precious details talking about excellence are part of the hats by Move Roma, brand created by the milliner Massimiliano Amicucci. Poetry and lightness, paying homage to the nature and its little hosts, are the sign of Olga Pong, milliner, who made head accessories, jewelry and also a delicate site-specific installation by using wood, lace and hanger. Art, antique and design, old and modern, cameo becomes contemporary in the successful reinterpretation of Anna Porcu, Tuscany jewelry who uses antique cameos, as the ones presented during the exhibition event, coming from the mid-seventeenth century, blending gold, silver and hand carved leather. A smashing design along with high jewelry techniques makes concrete the Eastern and Western culture coming together. This is the sign of young and promising jewelry designer Bea Bongiasca which shines in the collection “No Rice No Life” she made where she questions on themes that are strictly connected to the human being, as the necessities, real needs of individual and consumption in a globalized society, an engaging tale under the sign of deepness, lightness and irony. Unusual materials combining precious gems to plastic, give rise to a brilliant reinterpretation of the gorgier concept – depicted by Van Dyck – by SH-JEWELS, brand created by Stephan Hamel in collaboration with Roberta Bini.

Move Roma, photo by N

Move Roma, photo by N

 

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Anna Porcu, photo by N

 

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Anna Porcu, photo by N

 

Bea Bongiasca, photo by N

Bea Bongiasca, photo by N

 

SH-Jewels, photo by N

SH-Jewels, photo by N

 

Mia D' Arco, photo by N

Mia D’ Arco, photo by N

 

Susana Traça, photo by N

Susana Traça, photo by N

 

Susana Traça, photo by N

Susana Traça, photo by N

 

Instead mysticism, the mandala concept is revisited in a pop way by Svetlana Schmidt, genius designer and artist who made collages of whose patterns are transposed in silk scarves and pillows made by Como manufacture. These creations will feature in the 2015 edition of Milanese contemporary art tradeshow MIART. A timeless luxury, precious details and a continuous search of shapes and volumes, combined to a fine craftsmanship are the paradigms of Arnoldo Battois, brand of bags created by Silvano Arnoldo and Massimiliano Battois. These have been the features of event which has opened on Friday 27th February 2015, has run through Sunday 1st March 2015 early afternoon and celebrated by the cocktail-party “Beyond the lines, 5 Vie” which was held the evening of 28th February 2015 featuring the DJ-set of renowned TV, radio persona and social activist Andrea Pellizzari. An interlude under the sign of concept and ideas on the move paying homage to made in Italy and its most vibrant signes talking about contemporary times and uniqueness, enriched by the mellow taste of vines by the wine house Antonutti.

Svetlana Schmidt, photo by N

Svetlana Schmidt, photo by N

 

Arnoldo Battois, photo by N

Arnoldo Battois, photo by N

 

 

LINES STRATEGY: GRUPPO DI FAMIGLIE CREATIVE IN UN INTERNO

 

Lines strategy, photo by N

Lines strategy, photo by N

Si è recentemente tenuto a Milano, a Palazzo Visconti, in via Lanzone 2, presso le suggestive stanze di un appartamento creato dal celebre architetto Luigi Caccia Dominioni, l’ evento espositivo “Lines strategy: gruppo di famiglie creative in un interno”, ideato da 5VIE ART+ DESIGN e da me – incluso nel format di “Fashion at 5 Vie”, macro happening che si è svolto nel distretto di 5 Vie, comprensivo di 15 eventi e presentazioni, inserito nel calendario della settimana della moda milanese -, patrocinato dalla Camera Buyer e da me curato di cui è stata protagonista la creatività made in Italy di Matteo Thiela, Giulia Marani, Move Cappelli, Olga Pong, Anna Porcu, Bea Bongiasca, SH-Jewels by Stephan Hamel, Mia D’ Arco, Susana Traça, Svetlana Schmidt e Arnoldo Battois. Un percorso espositivo esperienziale, enfatizzato dall’ estro del set-designer Giovanni Ottonello – realizzato mediante la gentile collaborazione dell’ Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) di Milano – e dagli arredi creati da Luigi Caccia Dominioni, fatto di presenze e assenze, levità, presente e passato in cui le suggestioni di viscontiana memoria, memorie filmiche tratte dalla celebre pellicola “Gruppo di famiglia in un interno” si univano alla creatività contemporanea.

Matteo Thiela, photo by N

“Bombyx” project by Matteo Thiela, photo by N

 

Innovazione e sperimentazione, un’ estetica vibrante che racchiude un’ etica salubre, questo è il progetto “Bombyx” di Matteo Thiela, visionario fashion designer che si è ispirato alla larva del baco da seta, creando un tessuto da lui brevettato – realizzato effettuando un tutoraggio a un gruppo di donne senza fissa dimora – che unisce lana, silicone e altri materiali alcuni dei quali hanno un effetto catarifrangente, protagonista una serie di abiti, completi e tuniche, architetture, solenni e austere che testimoniano il suo rigore concettuale e in questi giorni, durante la fashion week parigina, sono esposte nelle vetrine del rinomato concept-store L’ Eclaireur. La moda incontra l’ arte, come è impresso in “Tetris”, la collezione autunno/inverno 2016-2017 di Giulia Marani che si è avvalsa della collaborazione del brillante artista Nicola Felice Torcoli, in cui i motivi impressi nei suoi collage tridimensionali hanno trovato un nuovo contesto nelle morbide creazioni di Giulia che uniscono comfort, raffinatezza, alta qualità dei materiali, dando vita ad autentici passè-partout.

Matteo Thiela, photo by N

“Bombyx” project by Matteo Thiela, photo by N

 

Giulia Marani, photo by N

Giulia Marani, photo by N

 

Artigianalità, eleganza senza tempo e dettagli preziosi che parlano di eccellenza sono impressi nei cappelli di Move Roma, brand creato dal designer Massimiliano Amicucci. Poesia e levità, suggestioni esistenzialiste che rendono omaggio alla natura e ai suoi piccoli ospiti sono il segno di Olga Pong, designer di cappelli, cerchietti, gioielli che ha anche realizzato una delicata installazione site-specific avvalendosi di legno, pizzo e fil di ferro. Arte, antiquariato e design, antico e moderno, il cammeo diventa contemporaneo nella felice reinterpretazione di Anna Porcu, designer di gioielli toscana che si avvale di cammei antichi, come quelli presentati nell’ evento espositivo, risalenti alla metà dell’ Ottocento, che uniscono oro, argento e pelle intagliata a mano. Un formidabile design unitamente a tecniche di alta gioielleria concretizza l’ incontro tra la cultura orientale e occidentale. Questo, il segno della giovane e promettente designer di gioielli Bea Bongiasca che splende nella sua collezione “No Rice No Life” in cui si interroga su tematiche strettamente connesse all’ essere uomo, quali le esigenze, i reali bisogni dell’ individuo e il consumismo in una società globalizzata, un racconto avvincente all’ insegna di profondità, leggerezza e ironia. Materiali insoliti che uniscono gemme preziose a plastica, danno vita a una felice rivisitazione del concetto di gorgiera – immortalata nei dipinti di Van Dyck – di SH-JEWELS, brand creato da Stephan Hamel in collaborazione con Roberta Bini.

Mirroring: the hats by Move Roma, photo by N

Mirroring: the hats by Move Roma, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Anna Porcu, photo by N

Anna Porcu, photo by N

 

Bea Bongiasca, photo by N

Bea Bongiasca, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I, Roberta Valentini, Nicola Paccagnella and Bruna Casella, photo by Anna Porcu

Me, myself & I, Roberta Valentini, Nicola Paccagnella and Bruna Casella, photo by Anna Porcu

 

SH-Jewels, photo by N

SH-Jewels, photo by N

Essenzialità, forme che incorporano il gusto e la cultura della tradizione e dell’ artigianalità italiana sono il leitmotiv di Mia D’arco, brand di gioielli che nasce nel 2013 dalla fusione tra lo spirito imprenditoriale dell’attore Luca Argentero con la sua casa di produzione Inside productions e la passione innata per la moda della moglie Myriam Catania e sua sorella Giulia. Una femminilità assertiva e cosmopolita, enfatizzata da un’ accattivante combinazione di segni e culture, è celebrata dalla designer di calzature Susana Traça, la quale ha presentato la “Running strike”, protagonista della collezione autunno/inverno 2015-2016 del marchio che porta il suo nome, una divertente reintepretazione della sneaker che unisce il calzino di camoscio al cavallino stampato unitamente ad altri raffinati materiali.

Mia D' Arco, photo by N

Mia D’ Arco, photo by N

 

Susana Traça, photo by N

Susana Traça, photo by N

Il misticismo, il concetto del mantra è invece rivisitato in chiave pop da Svetlana Schmidt, geniale designer e artista che ha realizzato collages i cui motivi sono stati trasposti su foulard e cuscini di seta di manifattura comasca. Tali creazioni saranno presenti all’ edizione del 2015 della fiera d’ arte contemporanea milanese MIART. Un lusso senza tempo, preziosi dettagli e una continua ricerca di forme e volumi abbinate a una fine artigianalità sono i paradigmi di Arnoldo Battois, marchio di borse creato da Silvano Arnoldo e Massimiliano Battois. Questi, i protagonisti dell’ evento, che si è aperto venerdì 27 febbraio 2015, è proseguito fino al primo pomeriggio di domenica 1 marzo 2015 ed è stato celebrato dal party “Beyond the lines, 5 Vie” tenuto in serata il 28 febbraio 2015 con il DJ set del noto personaggio televisivo, radiofonico e attivista nel sociale Andrea Pellizzari. Un interludio all’ insegna di concetti e idee in movimento che rendono omaggio al made in Italy ed ai suoi segni più vibranti che parlano di eccellenza, contemporaneità e unicità, arricchito dal suadente gusto dei vini della casa vinicola Antonutti.

Svetlana Schmidt, photo by N

Svetlana Schmidt, photo by N

 

Svetlana Schmidt, photo by N

Svetlana Schmidt, photo by N

 

Svetlana Schmidt, photo by N

Svetlana Schmidt, photo by N

 

Arnoldo Battois, photo by N

Arnoldo Battois, photo by N

 

Elisa Pervinca Bellini and the set-designer Giovanni Ottonello, photo by N

Elisa Pervinca Bellini and the set-designer Giovanni Ottonello, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I along with Stephan Hamel and Monica Re, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Stephan Hamel and Monica Re, photo by Nicola Paccagnella

 

Me, myself & I along with Angelo Cruciani, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Angelo Cruciani, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I along with Anna Porcu and Roberta Valentini, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Anna Porcu and Roberta Valentini, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I along with Bea Bongiasca and Andreina Longhi, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Bea Bongiasca and Andreina Longhi, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I along with Giovanni Ottonello, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Giovanni Ottonello, photo by N

 

Lines strategy, photo by N

Lines strategy, photo by N

 

Roberto Paolini

Roberto Paolini

 

“Identity in the difference” is the exhibition project – coinciding with the Arte Fiera art tradeshow event which will be held from 21st to 26th January 2015 in Bolognafeaturing Roberto Paolini which will be previewed on 20th January 2015,  opened on 24th January 2014 at 6:00 pm and will runs through 26th January 2015  at the Bologna Gucci in Galleria Cavour 90(from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm). Here it will be showcased the series of works by the celebrated artistI Riquadri, successful chance to think again about the idea of producing identity in the difference, a concept which connects art and fashion and  evokes the idea by Gilles Deleuze, embodied in the book he madeDifference and Repetition. The philosopher considers “identity” as the being itself or rather the inner nature of subject and “difference” as the contrast between the pure identity and its concrete expression or its making physical object in the world. It’s a difference connected to the being, which is also an aesthetic difference. That is the field where the art by Roberto Paolini and Gucci meets themselves. A smashing event to enjoy different channels of communication dialoguing between themselves.

“IDENTITÀ NELLA DIFFERENZA”: L’ ARTE DI ROBERTO PAOLINI AL GUCCI STORE DI BOLOGNA

Roberto Paolini

Roberto Paolini

“Identità nella differenza” è il progetto espositivo – che coincide con l’ evento fieristico d’ arte Arte Fiera che si terrà dal 21 al 26 gennaio 2015 a Bologna di cui sarà protagonista Roberto Paolini che sarà presentata in anteprima il  20 gennaio 2015, inaugurata il 24 gennaio 2014 alle ore 18:00 e proseguirà fino al 26 gennaio 2015 presso il Gucci store di Bologna, in Galleria Cavour 90( dalle ore 10:00 alle ore 19:30). Ivi sarà esposta la serie di opere del celebre artistaI Riquadri, felice occasione per ripensare all’ idea di produrre identità nella differenza, un concetto che lega l’ arte e la moda ed evoca il pensiero di Gilles Deleuze, racchiuso nel suo libro Differenza e ripetizione. Il filosofo considera “l’ identità” come l’ essere o meglio la natura interiore del soggetto e la “differenza” come lo stacco tra l’ identità pura e la sua espressione pratica o il suo farsi oggetto fisico nel mondo. Una differenza collegata all’ essere che è anche una differenza estetica. Questo è l’ ambito in cui l’ arte di Roberto Paolini e Gucci si incontrano. Un formidabile evento per apprezzare diversi canali di comunicazione che dialogano tra di loro.

 

Alberto Burri, "Grande nero" cellotex, cellotex and acrylic on canvas (1975)

Alberto Burri, “Grande nero” cellotex, cellotex and acrylic on canvas (1975)

It will be opened on 20th December 2014, 6:30 pm, in Parma at the Salone delle Scuderie of Palazzo della Pilotta “Black fire: matter and structure around and after Burri”, exhibition which will be held from 21st December 2014 to 29th March 2015, curated by Arturo Carlo Quintavalle, organized by the Parma University’s Centre and Archive of Communication Studies(CSAC), which got as a gift “Cellotex“, a work he made of whose geometry embodies its core. Art in its many disciplines and photography joins to explore the poetry of celebrated artist Alberto Burri, required act, recurring on 2015 the centenary of his birth. This exhibition arises from a question on Burri and his work, asked during the last two years to contemporary artists – as Bruno Ceccobelli and Nunzio, Mimmo Paladino and Luca Pignatelli, Marcello Jori and Alberto Ghinzani, Pino Pinelli and Giuseppe Maraniello, Giuseppe Spagnulo and Emilio Isgrò, Attilio Forgioli and Mario Raciti, Medhat Shafik and Franco Guerzoni, Luiso Sturla and Renato Boero, Raimondo Sirotti and Davide Benati, Concetto Pozzati and Enzo EspositoGianluigi Colin and William Xerra – who answered by presenting works connected to the work of this famous master and using words to explain the connection existing between the works they made and the masterpieces by Burri, impressed also in the catalogue “Around Burri” (Skira Editions, 35. 00 Euros) by Gloria Bianchino, Maria Pia Bianchi and Carlo Arturo Quintavalle. The wide exhibition path, made of 172 works, is focused on two themes communicating between themselves: the search in terms of matter and structure that featured in the artistic path of Burri. The first theme, concerning the matter, is told by other relevant works by Lucio Fontana, Gastone Novelli, Toti Scialoja, Colla, Ballocco, Guerrini, Tavernari and Spinosa, Pierluca and Morlotti, Mandelli and Bendini, Arnaldo Pomodoro and Zauli, Mattioli and Padova, Zoni, Lavagnino and Ruggeri, Olivieri and Vago, Guenzi and Carrino, Ferrari, Repetto, Chighine. Instead the second theme, regarding the structure, is explored through the works by Perilli, Pardi, Garau, Toti Scialoja, Joe Tilson, Louise Nevelson, Nancy Martin. The photography, as the one by Aurelio Amendola from which the name of exhibition arises along with works by Nino Migliori, Mimmo Jodice, Giovanni Chiaramonte, Mario Cresci, Brigitte Niedermair and Gianni Pezzani is a relevant feature A not to be missed happening to celebrate the work of a legendary artist.

LA OPENING DI “FUOCO NERO: MATERIA & STRUTTURA INTORNO E DOPO BURRI” AL PALAZZO DELLA PILOTTA DI PARMA

 Aurelio Amendola shooting Alberto Burri who makes “Cellotex”( Città di Castello, 1976)


Aurelio Amendola shooting Alberto Burri who makes “Cellotex”( Città di Castello, 1976)

Sarà inaugurata il 20 dicembre 2014, alle ore 18:30, a Parma presso il Salone delle Scuderie del Palazzo della Pilotta “Fuoco nero: materia e struttura intorno e dopo Burri”, mostra che si terrà dal 21 dicembre 2014 al 29 marzo 2015, curata da Arturo Carlo Quintavalle, organizzata dal Centro e Archivio di Studi di Comunicazione (CSAC) dell’ Università di Parma, che ha ricevuto in dono “Cellotex”, una sua opera la cui geometria racchiude in sé il cuore della stessa. L’ arte nelle sue svariate discipline e la fotografia si uniscono per esplorare la poetica del celebre artista Alberto Burri, atto dovuto, ricorrendo nel 2015 il centenario della sua nascita. Questa mostra nasce da una domanda su Burri e il suo lavoro, fatta negli ultimi due anni a artisti contemporanei – quali Bruno Ceccobelli e Nunzio, Mimmo Paladino e Luca PignatelliMarcello Jori e Alberto Ghinzani, Pino Pinelli e Giuseppe Maraniello, Giuseppe Spagnulo e Emilio Isgrò, Attilio Forgioli e Mario Raciti, Medhat Shafik e Franco Guerzoni, Luiso Sturla e Renato Boero, Raimondo Sirotti e Davide Benati, Concetto Pozzati ed Enzo Esposito, Gianluigi Colin e William Xerra – che hanno risposto presentando lavori collegati all’ opera di questo famoso maestro e avvalendosi di parole per spiegare il legame esistente tra le loro opere e i capolavori di Burri, impresse anche nel catalogo “Intorno a Burri” (Skira, 35. 00 Euro) di Gloria Bianchino, Maria Pia Bianchi e Carlo Arturo Quintavalle. L’ ampio percorso espositivo, composto di 172 opere, è incentrato su due temi che comunicano tra di loro: la ricerca in termini di materia e struttura che è stata protagonista del percorso artistico di Burri. Il primo tema, inerente la materia, è raccontato da altre rilevanti opere di Lucio Fontana, Gastone Novelli, Toti Scialoja, Colla, Ballocco, Guerrini, Tavernari e Spinosa, Pierluca e Morlotti, Mandelli e Bendini, Arnaldo Pomodoro e Zauli, Mattioli e Padova, Zoni, Lavagnino e Ruggeri, Olivieri e Vago, Guenzi e Carrino, Ferrari, Repetto, Chighine. Il secondo tema, che invece riguarda la struttura, è esplorato attraverso le opere di Perilli, Pardi, Garau, Toti Scialoja, Joe Tilson, Louise Nevelson, Nancy Martin. La fotografia, come quella di Aurelio Amendola da cui deriva il nome della mostra unitamente alle opere di Nino Migliori, Mimmo Jodice, Giovanni Chiaramonte, Mario Cresci, Brigitte Niedermair e Gianni Pezzani è una presenza significativa. Un evento imperdibile per celebrare il lavoro di un artista leggendario.

Aurelio Amendola shooting Alberto Burri who makes “Cellotex”( Città di Castello, 1976)

Aurelio Amendola shooting Alberto Burri who makes “Cellotex”( Città di Castello, 1976)

Aurelio Amendola shooting Alberto Burri who makes “Cellotex”( Città di Castello, 1976)

Aurelio Amendola shooting Alberto Burri who makes “Cellotex”( Città di Castello, 1976)

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photo by Regina Relang featuring in the exhibition "Bellissima. The Italy of high fashion 1945-1968", courtesy of Rome MAXXI Museum

photo by Regina Relang featuring in the exhibition “Bellissima. The Italy of high fashion 1945-1968″, courtesy of Rome MAXXI Museum

It will be held on 13th December 2014, in Rome, 11:00 am, at the Auditorium of MAXXI Museum the first talk of program “The fashion stories”, a series of six talks accompanying the exhibition “Bellissima. The Italy of high fashion  1945-1968” – curated by Maria Luisa Frisa, Stefano Tonchi and Anna Mattirolo, organized in collaboration with Altaroma and in main partnership with Bulgari) to tell about fashion from early Nineties to contemporary times. The first talk, “1910-1943: fashion and modernism”, will be focused on early and mid-Nineties and will feature as panelists Mario Lupano, historian and critic of contemporary architecture and Alessandra Vaccari, associated professor of History and Theory of Fashion at the Iuav University of Venice. A not to be missed happening to discover and know the fashion culture.

LE STORIE DELLA MODA”: UN TALK SULLA MODA CON MARIO LUPANO & ALESSANDRA VACCARI

A creation by Galitzine, ft. in the exhibition "Bellissima. The Italy of high fashion 1945-1968",  photo by Musacchio & Ianniello, courtesy of Rome MAXXI Museum

A creation by Galitzine, ft. in the exhibition “Bellissima. The Italy of high fashion 1945-1968″, photo by Musacchio & Ianniello, courtesy of Rome MAXXI Museum

Si terrà il 13 dicembre 2014 a Roma, alle ore 11:00, presso l’ Auditorium del Museo MAXXI il primo talk del programma “Le storie della moda”, una serie di sei talk che accompagnano la mostra “Bellissima. L’ Italia dell’ alta moda 1945-1968” – curata da Maria Luisa Frisa, Stefano Tonchi e Anna Mattirolo, organizzata in collaborazione con Altaroma e in main partnership con Bulgari) per raccontare la moda dai primi del Novecento all’ epoca contemporanea. Il primo talk, 1910-1943: moda e modernismo”  sarà incentrato sui primi e sulla metà del Novecento e avrà quali protagonisti nelle vesti di relatori Mario Lupano, storico e critico dell’ architettura contemporanea e Alessandra Vaccari,professore associato di Storia e Teoria della Moda presso L’ Università Iuav di Venezia. Un evento imperdibile per scoprire e conoscere la cultura della moda.

Mario Lupano, photo by N

Mario Lupano, photo by N

 

Alessandra Vaccari, photo by N

Alessandra Vaccari, photo by N

 

 

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photo by Paolo Gotti

photo by Paolo Gotti

It will be opened on 16th December 2014, 6:00 pmand will run through 16th February 2015at the foyer of Bologna Teatro Duse the exhibition “STORIES. A journey between photography and literatureby photograph Paolo Gotti. It’s a work inspired by literature, the stories of celebrated novels (as “Robinson Crusoe” by Daniel Defoe, “Wuthering heights” by Emily Bronte, “Anna Karenina” by Lev Tolstoj, “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson, “South seas stories” by William Somerset Maugham, “On the road” by Jack Kerouac, “One hundred years of solitude” by Gabriel Garcìa Marquez, “The name of the rose” by Umberto Eco, “The Mexico dust” by Pino Cacucci, “Ocean Sea” by Alessandro Baricco, “Shame” by J. M. Coetzee, “The road” by Cormac McCarthy), 13 photographs for 12 novels loved by Paolo Gotti, that marked his life, travels and work. During the opening will be feature the actress  Giuseppina Morara, the journalist Roberto di Caro and the author and journalist Natascia Ronchetti. A not to be missed happening for all the ones who love art and literature.

“STORIE. UN VIAGGIO TRA FOTOGRAFIA E LETTERATURA” DI PAOLO GOTTI AL TEATRO DUSE DI BOLOGNA

photo by Paolo Gotti

photo by Paolo Gotti

 

Sarà inaugurata il 16 dicembre 2014, alle ore 18:00 e proseguirà fino al 16 febbraio il 2015presso il foyer del Teatro Duse di Bologna la mostra “STORIE. Un viaggio tra fotografia e letteraturadel fotografo Paolo Gotti. Un lavoro che trae ispirazione dalla letteratura, dalle storie di celebri romanzi (quali “Robinson Crusoe” di Daniel Defoe, “Cime tempestose” di Emily Bronte, “Anna Karenina” di Lev Tolstoj, “L’ isola del tesoro” di Robert Louis Stevenson, “Racconti dei mari del sud” di William Somerset Maugham, “Sulla strada” di Jack Kerouac, “Cent’ anni di solitudine” di Gabriel Garcìa Marquez, “Il nome della rosa” di Umberto Eco, “La polvere del Messico” di Pino Cacucci, “Oceano Mare” di Alessandro Baricco, “Vergogna” di J. M. Coetzee, “La strada” di Cormac McCarthy), 13 fotografie per 12 romanzi amati da Paolo Gotti che hanno segnato la sua vita, i suoi viaggi e il suo lavoro. Durante la opening saranno presenti l’ attrice Giuseppina Morara, il giornalista Roberto di Caro e la scrittrice e giornalista Natascia Ronchetti. Un evento imperdibile per tutti coloro che amano l’ arte e la letteratura.

photo by Paolo Gotti

photo by Paolo Gotti

 

photo by Paolo Gotti

photo by Paolo Gotti

 

 

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photo by N

photo by N

It’ s a modern day, a Sunday afternoon spent under the sign of fashion, high fashion and art. “To live with art”, categorical imperative of high fashion and Italy during the years 1945-1968. That is the core of “Bellissima. The Italy of high fashion 1945-1968”, exhibition opened on Sunday 30th November 2014 in Rome(where it was also held during the same day at the Auditorium della Musica the concert of legendary band of industrial music Einstuerzende Neubauten, a missed appointment) at the MAXXI Museum – running through 3rd May 2015 -, curated by Maria Luisa Frisa, Stefano Tonchi and Anna Mattirolo, organized in collaboration with Altaroma and Bulgari which is its main partner.

Roland Sejko, Simmetries of light Vol. III. courtesy Istituto Luce Cinecittà Srl

Roland Sejko, “Simmetries of light Vol. III”. Istituto Luce Cinecittà Srl, photo by N

Dresses by Germana Marucelli( Fall/Winter 1968-1969, courtesy Germana Marucelli archive),  and Roberto Capucci(1967, courtesy Roberto Capucci Archive) along with the artworks "Inter-ena-cubo", by Paolo Scheggi(1969, Carla and Cosimo Scheggi collection)

Dresses by Germana Marucelli( Fall/Winter 1968-1969, courtesy Germana Marucelli archive), and Roberto Capucci(1967, courtesy Roberto Capucci Archive) along with the artworks “Inter-ena-cubo”, by Paolo Scheggi(1969, Carla and Cosimo Scheggi collection), photo by N

Bulgari, the jewelry featuring in the "Snakes" collection(1965) Bulgari Heritage collection), photo by N

Bulgari, the jewelry featuring in the “Snakes” collection(1965) Bulgari Heritage collection), photo by N

Germana Marucelli( evening dress with bodice and belt in anodized aluminum, designed in collaboration with the artist Getulio Alviani, Alluminio collection, Spring/Summer 1969, private collection) and Emilio Pucci( lurex evening dress with jewelry clasp, Spring/Summer 1967, Emilio Pucci Archive), photo by N

Germana Marucelli( evening dress with bodice and belt in anodized aluminum, designed in collaboration with the artist Getulio Alviani, Alluminio collection, Spring/Summer 1969, private collection) and Emilio Pucci( lurex evening dress with jewelry clasp, Spring/Summer 1967, Emilio Pucci Archive), photo by N

Getulio Alviani, "Forma"(1961, private collection, Pescara), photo by N

Getulio Alviani, “Forma”(1961, private collection, Pescara), photo by N

A story of art and poetry, the story of a nation, the Italy and its creativity, also impressed in the pages of a wonderful book which is much more than a catalogue of an exhibition, it’s an anthological work, full of documents, signs and visions that reorganize and rebuild an age in a syncretic way, giving rise to a red drop with the ready to wear from the following decades, the demi-couture and the contemporary creative language. And Rome, city which yesterday gave rise to these many creative alchemies, open dialogues and blends between art, film and fashion, becomes today its witness. All happens in an afternoon and finally in a museum. An important signal of a renovated sharing between art and fashion, representing a new way, a necessary dialogue between institutions and consequently a rediscovered dignity of fashion – emancipated from the prejudices, often considered only as consumer goods – which is a discipline, a source of culture having the same rank of the visual arts (a dignity recognized from a long time elsewhere or rather in many worldwide museums), hosted now by the place where it must be: the museum.

Federico Forquet( silk Evening jumpsuit with sequins owned by Gioia Marchi Falck, about 1967-1968, Courtesy Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti - Donazione Tirelli), photo by N

Federico Forquet( silk evening jumpsuit with sequins owned by Gioia Marchi Falck, about 1967-1968, Courtesy Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti – Donazione Tirelli) and Galitzine(Evening Pyjama, made of fringed jersey with braiding, crystals and glass beads, Fall/Winter 1960-1961, Label: Irene Galitzine Rome; label: Neiman Marcus), photo by N

Tiziani, designed by Karl Lagerfeld (evening dress made of silk crêpon, embroidered with glass beads, owned by Catherine Spaak, Fall/Winter 1967/1968, courtesy Palazzo Pitti’s Galleria del Costume –Donazione Tirelli), photo by N

Tiziani, designed by Karl Lagerfeld (evening dress made of silk crêpon, embroidered with glass beads, owned by Catherine Spaak, Fall/Winter 1967/1968, courtesy Palazzo Pitti Costume Gallery –Donation by Tirelli), photo by N

Mila Schön, silk organza evening gown embroidered with medallions of pearls, rhinestones and sequins, Spring/Summer 1969, courtesy Fashion house Mila Schön’s Archive), photo by N

Mila Schön, (silk organza evening gown embroidered with medallions of pearls, rhinestones and sequins, Spring/Summer 1969, courtesy Fashion house Mila Schön’s Archive), photo by N

 Mila Schön (tulle evening dress, embroidered with beads, owned by Gioia Marchi Falck, Fall/Winter 1967-1968, courtesy  Palazzo Pitti  Costume Gallery- Tirelli donation), photo by N


Mila Schön (tulle evening dress, embroidered with beads, owned by Gioia Marchi Falck, Fall/Winter 1967-1968, courtesy Palazzo Pitti Costume Gallery- Donation by Tirelli), photo by N

Germana Marucelli(evening dress with sequins and silk embroidery from patterns by Pietro Zuffi, "Impero" collection, 1967, courtesy Germana Marucelli Archive) and Jole Veneziani (organza short dress embroidered with stripes, sequins and jais, Fall/Winter 1968-1969, courtesy Veneziani Archive), photo by N

Germana Marucelli(evening dress with sequins and silk embroidery from patterns by Pietro Zuffi, “Impero” collection, 1967, courtesy Germana Marucelli Archive) and Jole Veneziani (organza short dress embroidered with stripes, sequins and jais, Fall/Winter 1968-1969, courtesy Veneziani Archive), photo by N

It’s a present full of promises and energies, though it’s different from the past which exhibition tells about, from which it arises the modernity of signs, and emotions of the many stories impressed on the cloth. Shapes, spaces, colors and avant-garde suggestions, as well as craftsmanship tracing the DNA of Made in Italy and Italian fashion industry which is born yesterday as elitist and sartorial phenomenon. The couturier is the interpret and demiurge, decoding the suggestions coming from his time. Eternal works, iconic clothes, the ones by Germana Marucelli, Galitizine and Fontana Sisters, masterpieces of experimentation and irony as the lapin jumpsuit by Fendi, the dresses by Capucci and Emilio Schuberth show a fashion going beyond time. Architectures draw the femininity, made of matter, shape and colors becoming the references of exhibition. Black and white, cocktail and evening dresses, futuristic tensions and unusual lines. 80 are the clothes on show along with many accessories – including the celebrated creations by Roberta di Camerino, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Fragiacomo, Dal Cò -, the jewelry by Bulgari and fashion jewelry by Coppola and Coppo telling about this vibrant age and do that by using other channels of communications: contemporary art, film and photography.

Galitzine( silk shantung Pyjama with shirt fully embroidered  with gold leaves and glass crystals, trousers with the same polka dot embroidered motif, 1962, label: Irene Galitzine, Rome, courtesy Galitzine Archive), photo by N

Galitzine( silk shantung Pyjama with shirt fully embroidered with gold leaves and glass crystals, trousers with the same polka dot embroidered motif, 1962, label: Irene Galitzine, Rome, courtesy Galitzine Archive), photo by N

Catalogues and documents ft. in "Bellissima", photo by N

Catalogues and documents ft. in “Bellissima”, photo by N

Fragiacomo( 1960, courtesy Fragiacomo) and Cavallera(1950, Courtesy City of Venice Museums - Fortuny Museum- G. Pallavicini Collection), photo by N

Fragiacomo( 1960, courtesy Fragiacomo) and Cavallera(1950, Courtesy City of Venice Museums – Fortuny Museum- G. Pallavicini Collection), photo by N

Valentino ( tulle short evening dress featuring drapes giving rise to roses, Spring/Summer 1959, courtesy Valentino S.P.A.), photo by N

Valentino ( tulle short evening dress featuring drapes giving rise to roses, Spring/Summer 1959, courtesy Valentino S.P.A.), photo by N

Alberto Burri, "Rosso plastica"(1961, private collection), photo by N

Alberto Burri, “Rosso plastica”(1961, private collection), photo by N

A wide setup of documents tells on film about the atmospheres of age, emphasized by the movies of legendary filmmakers as Luchino Visconti – “Bellissima”, the movie he made, is the title of exhibition -, Federico Fellini, film documentaries and photography by Pasquale De Antonis, Federico Garolla and Ugo Mulas. The masterpieces by Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri highlight the thematic areas of exhibition path. The red dress by Valentino is matched to a work by Alberto Burri, the optical patterns by Alberto Biasi dialogue with the dress by Germana Marucelli and many others, creating a dynamic path made of lines, curves, successful asymmetries and divagations, made concrete by the set design of exhibition, a metallic path being at the wide room of MAXXI hosting it at the second floor, made by the bright architects  Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo and Guido Schinklert, makers of an experiential path, subverting the limits of space of a sole room and making usable and light an exhibition path which otherwise could become very hard and less intelligible.

Alberto Burri, "Ferro"(1960, National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome), photo by N

Alberto Burri, “Ferro”(1960, National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome), photo by N

Simonetta(two-pieces cocktail dress, about 1955, courtesy Enrico Quinto and Paolo Tinarelli Collection), photo by N

Simonetta(two-pieces cocktail dress, about 1955, courtesy Enrico Quinto and Paolo Tinarelli Collection), photo by N

Me,myself and I along wiith Adrien Yakimov, photo by N

Me,myself and I along wiith Adrien Yakimov, photo by N

Emilio Schuberth(cocktail dress,  owned by Lucy D' Albert, about 1955, courtesy Enrico Quinto and Paolo Tinarelli Collection), photo by N

Emilio Schuberth(cocktail dress, owned by Lucy D’ Albert, about 1955, courtesy Enrico Quinto and Paolo Tinarelli Collection), photo by N

Marcello Mastroianni ft. in the movie "8 1/2" by Federico Fellini, photo by N

Marcello Mastroianni ft. in the movie “8 1/2″ by Federico Fellini, photo by N

A motion featuring also in the mannequins by La Rosa, women – as it teaches the genius Diana Vreeland in her work as curator – and ideas on the move. Beauty and femininity, a complex talk, made of textures – as the fragments of cloths and embroideries by Fontana Sisters – and retraced by catalogues, magazines and a copious mail, precious documents telling about the relationships between the buyers, customers and ateliers, the rise of fashion industry, fashion show as event presenting and selling the fashion product (which happens for the first time on 22nd July 1952 in Florence at the Palazzo Pitti White Room).

Evening dresses by Roberto Capucci(“Azalea rosa”dress, Roberto Capucci, first show,  Florence Palazzo Pitti White Room, 1961,Archive of Roberto Capucci Foundation), Valentino(evening dress in hand-painted sillk satin, Spring/Summer 1968, courtesy Valentino S.P.A.) and Emilio Schuberth(evening gown in silk satin with silk embroidery and glass beads,1951, courtesy Gabriella Lo Faro Private collection), photo by N

Evening dresses by Roberto Capucci(“Azalea rosa”dress, Roberto Capucci, first show, Florence Palazzo Pitti White Room, 1961,Archive of Roberto Capucci Foundation), Valentino(evening dress in hand-painted sillk satin, Spring/Summer 1968, courtesy Valentino S.P.A.) and Emilio Schuberth(evening gown in silk satin with silk embroidery and glass beads,1951, courtesy Gabriella Lo Faro Private collection), photo by N

Video documenting "La settimana Incom( 1947), photo by N

Video documenting “La settimana Incom( 1947), photo by N

Botti Sisters(Evening dress in silk faille and rebrodè lace, 1957, courtesy Gabriella Lo Faro Private Collection) and Fontana Sisters(evening dress in damask silk with rose motifs and panel secured to the back, inspired by the traditional Japanese clothes, owned by Palma Bucarelli, 1957, courtesy Historical Archive of Micol Fontana Foundation), photo by N

Botti Sisters(evening dress in silk faille and rebrodè lace, 1957, courtesy Gabriella Lo Faro Private Collection) and Fontana Sisters(evening dress in damask silk with rose motifs and panel secured to the back, inspired by the traditional Japanese clothes, owned by Palma Bucarelli, 1957, courtesy Historical Archive of Micol Fontana Foundation), photo by N

Bulgari ( gold necklace with emeralds, rubies, sapphires and diamonds, 1967,  gold earrings with emeralds, rubies, sapphires and diamonds, 1967, "Melone" gold vanity case with diamonds, 1960, Bulgari Heritage Collection), photo by N

Bulgari ( gold necklace with emeralds, rubies, sapphires and diamonds, 1967, gold earrings with emeralds, rubies, sapphires and diamonds, 1967, “Melone” gold vanity case with diamonds, 1960, Bulgari Heritage Collection), photo by N

Bulgari,  photo by N

Bulgari, photo by N

A happening enriched by the performance of artist Vanessa Beecroft, known for her semiotic affiliation with the fashion world, who staged exclusively for the event VB74, a tableau vivant made of women wrapped by veils, depicting and looking into femininity, the being and its clothing. A cooled, stripped idea which becomes abstract and embodies that catchy aesthetics which made famous the artist. An art which represents itself and answers to the questions of being through the silence of body and matter, the veil, lights and shadows. A “staged” idea revealing the essence by itself.

VB74 by Vanessa Beecroft,  photo by N

VB74 by Vanessa Beecroft, photo by N

VB74 by Vanessa Beecroft,  photo by N

VB74 by Vanessa Beecroft, photo by N

VB74 by Vanessa Beecroft,  photo by N

VB74 by Vanessa Beecroft, photo by N

Vanessa Beecroft talking with the professor Monica Bolzoni, photo by N

Vanessa Beecroft talking with the professor Monica Bolzoni, photo by N

Essence of the non-existent, that being non-existent which represents the individual seen by Carmelo Bene, though it’s not obscene, out of the stage, but it is and stays in the stage for three hours, the duration of performance which was also held on 28th November at the MAXXI for the gala dinner of exhibition for the MAXXI’s fund-raising, event where generously fashion supported art, calling its most famous features along with a plethora of more and less famous personas, known in the socialite news sections who, happy and cash, contributed to the success of evening – widely told by the website Dagospia of brilliant and ironic journalist Roberto D’ Agostino -, a fund-raising amounting to about 600.000 Euros (for an institution which – as many others Italian museums is not very well -, suffering since months, circumstances which is often told by news, resulting from the moment of precariousness and uncertainty the culture in Italy, its country and people experience).

Fontana Sisters( embroideries on cloth, 1949, 1964, 1953, Historical Archive of Micol Fontana Foundation), photo by N

Fontana Sisters( embroideries on cloth, 1949, 1964, 1953, Historical Archive of Micol Fontana Foundation), photo by N

Fernanda Gattinoni( short evening dress in moiré silk with velved and satin, worn by Anna Magnani, 1951, evening cape in velvet with satin lining, worn by Anna Magnani, 1951, two pieces evening dress, trousers in marocain crêpe silk  and blouse in silk organza, work by Anna Magnani, 1956, Historical Archive Fernanda and Raniero Gattinoni), photo by N

Fernanda Gattinoni( short evening dress in moiré silk with velved and satin, worn by Anna Magnani, 1951, evening cape in velvet with satin lining, worn by Anna Magnani, 1951, two pieces evening dress, trousers in marocain crêpe silk and blouse in silk organza, work by Anna Magnani, 1956, Historical Archive Fernanda and Raniero Gattinoni), photo by N

Ava Gardner wearing the “Pretino” dress, (created for her by the Fontana Sisters, "Pretino" dress, 1955, courtesy Archive of Micol Fontana Foundation, Rome

Ava Gardner wearing the “Pretino” dress, (created for her by the Fontana Sisters, “Pretino” dress, 1955,
courtesy Archive of Micol Fontana Foundation, Rome

Salvatore Ferragamo( décolleté shoe made in glided kid, made for Marylin Monroe for the movie by Joshua Logan "Bus stop", 1967,  décolleté shoe in satin with rhinestones appliques and stiletto heel,owned by Marylin Monroe, 1958-1959, décolleté show made of crocodile leather created for Marilyn Monroe, 1958-1959, "Damigella" ankle boot in stretch brocade-effect silk fabric, created for Sophia Loren, 1957, "Madonna", closed-toe sandal with vamp bearing flowers embroidered in silk, glass beads and rhinestones, created for Sophia Loren, 1955, "Ranina" sandal with upper in Tavernelle lace and sequin appliqués, lining in transparent vinilite, flared  Louis XV heel, made for Anna Magnani, 1955, Courtesy Salvatore Ferragamo Museum), photo by N

Salvatore Ferragamo( décolleté shoe made in glided kid, made for Marylin Monroe for the movie by Joshua Logan “Bus stop”, 1967, décolleté shoe in satin with rhinestones appliques and stiletto heel,owned by Marylin Monroe, 1958-1959, décolleté show made of crocodile leather created for Marilyn Monroe, 1958-1959, “Damigella” ankle boot in stretch brocade-effect silk fabric, created for Sophia Loren, 1957, “Madonna”, closed-toe sandal with vamp bearing flowers embroidered in silk, glass beads and rhinestones, created for Sophia Loren, 1955, “Ranina” sandal with upper in Tavernelle lace and sequin appliqués, lining in transparent vinilite, flared Louis XV heel, made for Anna Magnani, 1955, Courtesy Salvatore Ferragamo Museum), photo by N

Mingolini Guggenheim, short evening dress in organza, owned by Silvana Pampanini, late 1960, Courtesy Palazzo Pitti Costume Gallery - Tirelli Donation) and Fausto Sarli ( short evening dress in fabric embroidered with pearls, Swarovski crystals and glass baguettes designed for Mina ft. in the "Studio Uno" TV program, mid-1960, courtesy Atelier Sarli Couture), photo by N

Mingolini Guggenheim, short evening dress in organza, owned by Silvana Pampanini, late 1960, Courtesy Palazzo Pitti Costume Gallery – Tirelli Donation) and Fausto Sarli ( short evening dress in fabric embroidered with pearls, Swarovski crystals and glass baguettes designed for Mina ft. in the “Studio Uno” TV program, mid-1960, courtesy Atelier Sarli Couture), photo by N

That is also a positive sign, I hope it’s the beginning of a new dialogue being more productive, deep and solid between the museums and the fashion world to develop in a long term period and build new ways, sow ideas looking at the culture as food for Italy and its minds, what makes us thinking, autonomous and free, a kind of food being necessary and universal. I also wish that is the first step for making a series of exhibitions on fashion that are – not set up sporadically and hopefully not set up in a sole, though it’s wide, room – set up in the Italian museums (telling that I think about the exhibition which during this year celebrated the Made in Italy in London, at the Victoria & Albert Museum and I also think about the new technologies to use to make more complete and understandably the tale of an exhibition).

UNA GIORNATA MODERNA: L’ INAUGURAZIONE DI “BELLISSIMA. L’ ITALIA DELL’ ALTA MODA 1945-1968” AL MUSEO MAXXI DI ROMA

Federico Garolla(two models wearing dresses by Valentino walking in steps of Central State Archive, Rome, 1958), photo by N

Federico Garolla(two models wearing dresses by Valentino walking in steps of Central State Archive, Rome, 1958), photo by N

Una giornata moderna, una domenica pomeriggio passata all’ insegna della moda, dell’ alta moda e dell’ arte. “Vivere con arte”, imperativo categorico dell’ alta moda e l’ Italia durante gli anni 1945-1968. Questo il cuore di “Bellissima”, mostra inaugurata domenica 30 novembre 2014 a Roma (in cui si è anche tenuto nello stesso giorno all’ Auditorium della Musica il concerto della leggendaria band di musica industrial Einstuerzende Neubauten, un appuntamento mancato) presso il MAXXI – che prosegue fino al 3 maggio 2015 -, curata da Maria Luisa Frisa, Stefano Tonchi e Anna Mattirolo, organizzata in collaborazione con Altaroma e Bulgari che ne è il main partner.

Emilio Schuberth(tulle dress, decorated with beads and sequins in floral motifs, worn by Gina Lollobrigida, about 1953, courtesy Gabriella Lo Faro Private Collection), photo by N

Emilio Schuberth(tulle dress, decorated with beads and sequins in floral motifs, worn by Gina Lollobrigida, about 1953, courtesy Gabriella Lo Faro Private Collection), photo by N

Fendi (Jumpsuit in black rabbit, with diagonally symmetric pattern, adorned with jewel buttons, chiffon and lace on the collar and wrists, Fall/Winter 1067-1968, Fendi Historical Archive) and Valentino (ensemble in cotton mikado, Spring/Summer 1966, courtesy Valentino S.P.A.), photo by N

Fendi (Jumpsuit in black rabbit, with diagonally symmetric pattern, adorned with jewel buttons, chiffon and lace on the collar and wrists, Fall/Winter 1067-1968, Fendi Historical Archive) and Valentino (ensemble in cotton mikado, Spring/Summer 1966, courtesy Valentino S.P.A.), photo by N

Hats and hairdresses by Clemente Cartoni (1950 and 1960, courtesy of Palazzo Pitti Costume Gallery -Tornabuoni-Lineapiù donation) and Gallia and Peter(turban in Zoagli silk velvet decorated with pearl and rhinestone embroidery, 1945, courtesy Gallia and Peter Milan), photo by N

Hats and hairdresses by Clemente Cartoni (1950 and 1960, courtesy of Palazzo Pitti Costume Gallery -Tornabuoni-Lineapiù donation) and Gallia and Peter(turban in Zoagli silk velvet decorated with pearl and rhinestone embroidery, 1945, courtesy Gallia and Peter Milan), photo by N

Fendi (mink coat, 1960, Fendi historical archive), photo by N

Fendi (mink coat, 1960, Fendi historical archive), photo by N

"Bellissima", fashion and the art by Lucio Fontana( "Concetto Spaziale - Attese (bianco e due tagli)" 1968, private collection, Rome), photo by N

“Bellissima”, fashion and the art by Paolo Scheggi (“Zone riflessse”, 1963,  National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome), photo by N

Paolo Scheggi “Zone riflesse”( 1963, National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome),

Una storia d’ arte e di poesia, la storia di una nazione, l’ Italia e della sua creatività, impressa anche nelle pagine di un libro che è più di un catalogo di una mostra,opera antologica da avere, colma di documentazioni, segni, visioni che riordinano e costruiscono un’ epoca in chiave sincretica, dando vita a un “fil rouge” con il prêt à porter dei decenni successivi, il demi-couture e il linguaggio creativo contemporaneo. E Roma, città che ha dato vita ieri a queste plurime alchimie creative, dialoghi aperti e contaminazioni tra arte, cinema e moda, ne diventa oggi la testimone. Accade tutto in un pomeriggio e finalmente in un museo. Un segnale importante di una rinnovata condivisione tra arte e moda, simbolo di una nuova strada, un necessitato dialogo tra istituzioni e conseguentemente una ritrovata dignità della moda – emancipata dai pregiudizi, sovente considerata unicamente quale bene di consumo -, la quale è una disciplina, una fonte di cultura di egual rango a quello delle arti visive(una dignità riconosciuta da tempo altrove ovvero in plurime istituzioni museali di tutto il mondo), ospite adesso del luogo in cui deve stare: il museo.

Enzo( dress, early 1960,  courtesy Enrico Quinto and Paolo Tinarelli collection) and Capucci ( Sculpture-dress in satin organza, Box line, 1958, courtesy Historical Archive of Roberto Capucci Foundation), photo by N

Enzo( dress, early 1960, courtesy Enrico Quinto and Paolo Tinarelli collection) and Capucci ( Sculpture-dress in satin organza, Box line, 1958, courtesy Historical Archive of Roberto Capucci Foundation), photo by N

Lucio Fontana( "Concetto Spaziale - Attese (bianco e due tagli)" 1968, private collection, Rome), photo by N

Paolo Scheggi “Zone riflesse”( 1963, National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome), photo by N

Giuseppe Capogrossi, "Superficie 294"( 1958, National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome), photo by N

Giuseppe Capogrossi, “Superficie 294″( 1958, National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome), photo by N

The magazines and documents ft. in "Bellissima", photo by N

The magazines and documents ft. in “Bellissima”, photo by N

Un presente ricco di promesse e di energie, di certo diverso dal passato che la mostra racconta, da cui però si evince l’ attualità di segni ed emozioni di tante storie impresse su tessuto. Forme, spazi, colori e suggestioni avveniristiche, ma anche artigianalità che traccia il dna del Made in Italy e dell’ industria della moda italiana che nasce ieri quale fenomeno elitario e sartoriale. Il couturier è l’ interprete e il demiurgo del suo tempo, decodifica in segni e visioni le suggestioni del suo presente. Opere immortali, abiti iconici, quelli di Germana Marucelli, Galitizine e delle Sorelle Fontana, capolavori di sperimentazione e di ironia come la tuta di lapin di Fendi, gli abiti di Capucci e di Emilio Schuberth, che testimonia una moda che va al di là del tempo. Architetture disegnano la femminilità fatta di materia, forma e colori che diventano i riferimenti della mostra. Il bianco e nero, gli abiti da cocktail e da gran sera, le tensioni futuristiche e le forme insolite. 80 sono gli abiti unitamente a plurimi accessori – che comprendono le celebri creazioni di Roberta di Camerino, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Fragiacomo, Dal Cò -, i gioielli di Bulgari e la bigiotteria di Coppola e Coppo che raccontano questa vibrante epoca e lo fanno avvalendosi di altri canali di comunicazione: l’ arte contemporanea, il cinema e la fotografia.

The catalogues and documents ft. in "Bellissima", photo by N

The catalogues and documents ft. in “Bellissima”, photo by N

Fontana Sisters( 1960, A.N.G.E.L.O Vintage Archive) and Mila Schön ( 1960, private collection), photo by N

Fontana Sisters( 1960, A.N.G.E.L.O Vintage Archive) and Mila Schön ( 1960, private collection), photo by N

 Pasquale De Antonis(1947), photo by N

Pasquale De Antonis(1947), photo by N

Roberta di Camerino( early and mid 1960. courtesy A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage Archive), photo by N

Roberta di Camerino( early and mid 1960. courtesy A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage Archive), photo by N

Un ampio apparato documentaristico racconta su pellicola le atmosfere di un epoca e le visioni, enfatizzate dal segno di leggendari registi quali Luchino Visconti – il cui film “Bellissima” è il titolo della mostra -, Federico Fellini, da documentari e dalle fotografie di Pasquale De Antonis, Federico Garolla e Ugo Mulas. I capolavori di Fontana, Burri enfatizzano le aree tematiche del percorso della mostra. L’ abito rosso di Valentino abbinato a un’ opera di Burri, i motivi optical di Alberto Biasi dialogano con l’ abito di Germana Marucelli e molti altri, creando un percorso dinamico, fatto di linee e curve, felici asimmetrie e divagazioni, concretizzate dal set design della mostra, un sentiero metallico presso la grande sala del MAXXI che la ospita al secondo piano, realizzato dai brillanti architetti Maria Giuseppina Grasso Cannizzo e Guido Schinklert, fautori di un cammino esperienziale che sovverte i limiti dello spazio ovvero di un’ unica sala e rende fruibile e lieve un percorso espositivo che altrimenti sarebbe potuto divenire oltremodo arduo e poco intellegibile.

Gucci ( Courtesy Gucci Archive), photo by N

Gucci ( courtesy Gucci Archive), photo by N

Alberto Fabiani(reversible wool day overcoat, Spring/Summer 1961, courtesy Enrico Quinto and Paolo Tinarelli Collection) and Pino Lancetti( Wool coat with silk liningm Spring/Summer 1965, City of Venice Museums Foundation- Fortuny Museum- G. Pallavicini Collection), photo by N

Alberto Fabiani(reversible wool day overcoat, Spring/Summer 1961, courtesy Enrico Quinto and Paolo Tinarelli Collection) and Pino Lancetti( Wool coat with silk liningm Spring/Summer 1965, City of Venice Museums Foundation- Fortuny Museum- G. Pallavicini Collection), photo by N

Magazines ft. in "Bellissima", photo by N

Magazines ft. in “Bellissima”, photo by N

Hats and hairdresses by Clemente Cartoni (1950 and 1960, courtesy of Palazzo Pitti Costume Gallery -Tornabuoni-Lineapiù donation) and Gallia and Peter(turban in Zoagli silk velvet decorated with pearl and rhinestone embroidery, 1945, courtesy Gallia and Peter Milan), photo by N

Hats and hairdresses by Clemente Cartoni (courtesy of Palazzo Pitti Costume Gallery -Tornabuoni-Lineapiù donation) and Gallia and Peter(courtesy Gallia and Peter Milan), photo by N

Un moto impresso anche nei manichini di La Rosa, donne – come insegna Diana Vreeland nelle vesti di curatrice – e idee in movimento. Bellezza e femminilità, un discorso complesso, fatto di molteplici textures – come i frammenti di tessuti e ricami delle Sorelle Fontana – e rievocate da cataloghi, riviste e da una fitta corrispondenza, preziosa documentazione che racconta i rapporti tra i buyer, i clienti e gli atelier, la nascita dell’ industria della moda, della sfilata quale evento di presentazione e vendita del prodotto moda (che avviene per la prima volta il 22 luglio 1952 a Firenze nella Sala Bianca di Palazzo Pitti).

Alberto Biasi (1964-1965, National Gallery of Modern Art), photo by N

Alberto Biasi (1964-1965, National Gallery of Modern Art), photo by N

Cocktail dress in silk twill with optical motifs, designed by teaming with Getulio Alviani, "Optical collection", Spring/Summer, 1965, courtesy Germana Marucelli Archive), photo by N

Cocktail dress in silk twill with optical motifs, designed by teaming with Getulio Alviani, “Optical collection”, Spring/Summer, 1965, courtesy Germana Marucelli Archive), photo by N

Lucio Fontana  "Concetto Spaziale - Attese (bianco e due tagli) -1968, private collection, Rome,- and Alberto Biasi (1964-1965, National Gallery of Modern Art), photo by N

Lucio Fontana
“Concetto Spaziale – Attese (bianco e due tagli) – 1968, private collection, Rome – and Alberto Biasi (1964-1965, National Gallery of Modern Art), photo by N

Valentino( silk evening pyjama, Spring/Summer 1966, courtesy Valentino S.P.A,) and Roberto Capucci, "Omaggio a Vasarely", sculpture-dress inspired by the artist's works with interwoven optical effect satin ribbons and ostrich feathers, 1965, Historical Archive of Roberto Capucci Foundation), photo by N

Valentino( silk evening pyjama, Spring/Summer 1966, courtesy Valentino S.P.A,) and Roberto Capucci, “Omaggio a Vasarely”, sculpture-dress inspired by the artist’s works with interwoven optical effect satin ribbons and ostrich feathers, 1965, Historical Archive of Roberto Capucci Foundation), photo by N

Un happening arricchito dalla performance dell’ artista Vanessa Beecroft, nota per le sue affiliazioni semiotiche con il mondo della moda, che ha messo in scena per l’ occasione VB74, un tableau vivant fatto di donne avvolte da veli che ritrae e indaga la femminilità, l’ essere e il suo vestimentum. Un’ idea refrigerata, scarnificata che diventa astratta e racchiude in sé quell’ accattivante estetica che ha reso famosa l’ artista. Un’ arte che rappresenta sé stessa e risponde agli interrogativi dell’ essere con il silenzio di corpo e materia, il velo, luci e ombre. Un concetto “staged” che svela in sé la sua essenza.

VB74 , performance by Vanessa Beecroft, photo by N

VB74 , performance by Vanessa Beecroft, photo by N

VB74 , performance by Vanessa Beecroft, photo by N

VB74 , performance by Vanessa Beecroft, photo by N

Me, myself and I along with Giampiero Mughini, photo by N

Me, myself and I along with Giampiero Mughini, photo by N

L’ essenza dell’ inesistente, di quell’ inesistente essente che rappresenta l’ individuo visto da Carmelo Bene, che però non è osceno, fuori scena, ma è e resta in scena per tre ore, durata della performance che si è tenuta anche il 28 novembre al Maxxi in occasione della cena di gala della mostra per la raccolta fondi del MAXXI, evento in cui la moda ha generosamente sostenuto l’ arte, chiamando a sé i suoi più famosi protagonisti unitamente a una pletora di personaggi più e meno noti nelle cronache mondane che, felici e contanti, hanno contribuito al successo della serata – ampiamente raccontata dal sito web Dagospia del brillante e ironico giornalista Roberto D’ Agostino -, una raccolta fondi pari a circa 600.000 Euro (per una istituzione che – come tante altre istituzioni museali italiane – non versa in condizioni felici, soffrendo da mesi, circostanza raccontata da cronache giornalistiche, per il periodo di precarietà e incertezza in cui versa la cultura in Italia, la stessa nazione e la sua popolazione).

VB74 , performance by Vanessa Beecroft, photo by N

VB74 , performance by Vanessa Beecroft, photo by N

VB74 , performance by Vanessa Beecroft, photo by N

VB74 , performance by Vanessa Beecroft, photo by N

Stefano Tonchi and Maria Luisa Frisa talking with a friend, photo by N

Stefano Tonchi and Maria Luisa Frisa talking with a friend, photo by N

Anche questo è un segnale positivo, che spero sia l’ inizio di un nuovo dialogo più costruttivo, profondo e solido tra le istituzioni museali e il mondo della moda che si sviluppi nel lungo periodo e costruisca nuove vie, semini idee che guardino al lungo periodo e alla cultura, come nutrimento dell’ Italia e delle sue menti, ciò che ci rende pensanti, autonomi e liberi, una forma di cibo necessaria e universale. Mi auguro anche che questo sia il primo passo per realizzare una serie di mostre in materia di moda allestite – non più sporadicamente e sperabilmente non in un’ unica, seppur ampia, sala – nei musei italiani (dicendo ciò penso alla mostra che quest’ anno ha celebrato il made in Italy a Londra, presso il Victoria & Albert Museum e penso anche alle nuove tecnologie di cui dotarsi per render ancor più esaustivo e fruibile il racconto di una mostra).

Mila Schön,  coat in plain-weave double wool with intarsia inspired by Lucio Fontana's cuts, Spring/Summer 1969, courtesy Giorgio Schön) and Roberto Capucci, "Omaggio a Burri", georgette coat with applied wool elements, inspired by the artist's works, 1969, courtesy Historical Archive of Roberto Capucci Foundation), photo by N

Mila Schön, coat in plain-weave double wool with intarsia inspired by Lucio Fontana’s cuts, Spring/Summer 1969, courtesy Giorgio Schön) and Roberto Capucci, “Omaggio a Burri”, georgette coat with applied wool elements, inspired by the artist’s works, 1969, courtesy Historical Archive of Roberto Capucci Foundation), photo by N

Coppola and Toppo, photo by N

Coppola and Toppo, photo by N

Germana Marucelli( 1962. 1967-1968, courtesy Germana Marucelli Archive), photo by N

Germana Marucelli( 1962. 1967-1968, courtesy Germana Marucelli Archive), photo by N

 

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