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Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

The Spring/Summer 2015 collection by Maison Martin Margiela, brand owned by Renzo Rosso and designed by John Galliano has been on show at 10 Corso Como, renowned Milan concept-store created by the brilliant Carla Sozzani. It was a suggestive showcase of sartorialism  from which has arisen a question: to which extent is the Margiela’s heritage in this collection? The answer is articulated and complex. These creations has to be considered by using a double profile or rather the approach of matter and the concept, the sign which made Margiela a signature. The way to use matter, combine different materials giving rise to an amazing work of experimentation, follows Martin Margiela’s lesson. Instead observing architecture as a whole, it shines the incisive and theatrical sign of John Galliano which overlaps and stands above the Margiela’s conceptual experience, fascinations that make me think about a kind of Marchioness Luisa Casati who visits avant-garde landscapes. That is really far away from the austere minimalism, joined to the experimentation and a fine work of craftsmanship – leitmotiv staying -,paradigm which made famous the brand. Anyway that has been just the debut of John Galliano, genius fashion designer, as creative director of brand, then naturally it will be much other to see in order to discover the way he will reinterpret, renew and enrich the sign of Margiela.

LA COLLEZIONE PRIMAVERA/ESTATE 2015 DI MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA IN MOSTRA A 10 CORSO COMO DI MILANO

Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

La collezione primavera/estate 2015 di Maison Martin Margiela, brand di proprietà Renzo Rosso e disegnato da John Galliano è stata in mostra a 10 Corso Como, rinomato concept-store di Milano, creato dalla brillante Carla Sozzani. Una suggestiva rassegna di sartorialità da cui nasce una domanda: in che misura l’ heritage di Margiela si ritrova in questa collezione? La risposta è articolata e complessa. Tali creazioni devono essere prese in considerazione sotto un duplice profilo ovvero l’ approccio materico e il concept, il segno che ha reso Margiela una firma. Il modo di usare la materia, di abbinare diversi materiali, dando vita a un meraviglioso lavoro di sperimentazione segue la lezione di Martin Margiela. Osservando invece le architetture nella loro interezza, splende il segno incisivo e teatrale di John Galliano che si sovrappone e quasi sovrasta l’ esperienza concettuale di Margiela, fascinazioni che mi fanno pensare a una sorta di Marchesa Luisa Casati che visita paesaggi futuristici. Ciò è oltremodo lontano dall’ austero minimalismo, unito alla sperimentazione ed a una fine artigianalità, un leitmotiv che permane, paradigma che ha reso famoso il marchio. In ogni caso questo è stato il debutto di John Galliano, geniale fashion designer, nelle vesti di direttore creativo del brand, quindi ci sarà naturalmente molto altro da vedere al fine di scoprire il modo in cui costui reinterpreterà, rinnoverà ed arricchirà il segno di Margiela.

Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

Maison Martin Margiela Spring/Summer 2015, photo by N

 

 

www.10corsocomo.com

photo by N

photo by N

I was pleased to visit weeks ago, during an afternoon interlude in Milan, the Galleria Carla Sozzani which showcased “Hanging garden”, the suggestive installation by the bright sculptor and designer Kris Ruhs. It’s an enchanting celebration of nature, leitmotiv of his work, which joins different materials as porcelain, brass, embodies plasticity of matter and lightness and successfully evokes dreamlike atmospheres.

“HANGING GARDEN”: LA CELEBRAZIONE DELLA NATURA DI KRIS RUHS ALLA GALLERIA CARLA SOZZANI DI MILANO

Kris Ruhs, photo by N

Kris Ruhs, photo by N

Mi ha rallegrato settimane fa, durante un interludio pomeridiano a Milano, visitare la Galleria Carla Sozzani che esponeva“Hanging garden”, la suggestiva installazione del brillante scultore e designer Kris Ruhs. Una incantevole celebrazione della natura, leitmotiv della sua opera, che unisce diversi materiali quali porcellana e ottone, racchiude in sé delicatezza, plasticità materica e leggiadria ed evoca felicemente atmosfere oniriche.

Kris Ruhs, photo by N

Kris Ruhs, photo by N

Kris Ruhs, photo by N

Kris Ruhs, photo by N

Kris Ruhs, photo by N

Kris Ruhs, photo by N

The fashion designer Ennio Capasa visiting the Galleria Carla Sozzani, photo by N

The fashion designer Ennio Capasa visiting the Galleria Carla Sozzani, photo by N

Me, myself & I, photo by N

Me, myself & I, photo by N

www.galleriacarlasozzani.org

photo by N

photo by N

Balance and fantasy, a game of shapes made by using the old technique of ceramic. Clay and fireclays give rise to vision of matter that remind cities and labyrinths, successfully joining the rigor and immediacy of artistic gesture and the functionality of design. Those are the features in the creations by the Brescia designer Adriana Albertini that have showcased in a suggestive, wide room during the sixth edition of Floracult.

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

 

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

 

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

The same room hosted the creations Anna Fendi that are under the sign of Epicureanism and refinement: a selection of chine and furniture concerning the table setting that embody the value of a made in Italy product and a wise craftsmanship, an alchemy talking about harmony and culture of taste. Shapes, flavors and colors depict the elegance, a lifestyle, the one which is impressed in the life and works of the bright creative.

L’ EQUILIBRIO DELLE FORME DI ADRIANA ALBERTINI & LA CULTURA DEL GUSTO DI ANNA FENDI

AVF, photo by N

AVF, photo by N

Equilibrio e fantasia, un gioco di forme realizzate mediante l’ uso dell’ antica tecnica della ceramica. Argilla e terre refrattarie danno vita a visioni materiche che ricordano città e labirinti, unendo felicemente il rigore e l’ istantaneità del gesto artistico e la funzionalità del design. Questi i protagonisti delle creazioni della designer bresciana Adriana Albertini che sono stati esposti in una suggestiva, ampia sala durante la sesta edizione di Floracult.

AVF, photo by N

AVF, photo by N

 

AVF, photo by N

AVF, photo by N

 

AVF, photo by N

AVF, photo by N

Il medesimo ambiente ha ospitato le creazioni di Anna Fendi all’ insegna di epicureismo e raffinatezza: una selezione di vini e arredi in tema di table setting che racchiudono in sé il valore di un prodotto made in Italy e una sapiente artigianalità, un’ alchimia che parla di armonia e della cultura del gusto. Forme, sapori e colori dipingono l’ eleganza, un lifestyle, quello impresso nella vita e nelle opere della brillante creativa.

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

 

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

Adriana Albertini, photo by N

 

www.adrianaalbertini.it

www.floracult.com

 

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Blindly into the scent”, an experience under the sign of memory, that has been the olfactive and interactive installation made by the bright alchemist and herbalist Meo Fusciuni which featured in the sixt edition of Floracult. To turn back time, remind the present, past, fragments of life, faces, feelings, sounds connected to a scent. A Proustian becoming an unusual exercise through a sense, the olfaction, expressive medium which is rarely used to do that. The mysteries of olfactive design are infinite. It’ s a wide land to explore, magic of chemistry, molecules, emotions. Meo who usually tells about his own experiences, journeys through the scents he make, this time created something which has thought only to be shared with the others. A wrapping, playful and solemn experience, emphasized by a display of photography, poetries he wrote and the lyricism of a music he made, a suggestive discover I did during this circumstance. There were 12 boxes on a table in the room which hosted the installation, an olfactive path to do slowly and solemnly, a short emotional trip, made by using the nose. At the entering Meo gave a paper to fulfill in order to describe the existent or non-existent, more or less recent memory, connected to the fragrance(it was a game or rather a test and its result would has been anonymous or read for random during the talk held by the Psychology Gianni Brighetti on this theme). I still remember the scent of caramel embodied in a box which reminded me the candyfloss I joyfully ate when I was a child and go to the circus with my mother, then another strong smell which made me remind the smell of crowd and the energy during a concert of Iggy Pop I attended many times ago in Rome. The olfaction, a sense silently, clearly, deepness and lightness speaking. That evidences how much we can discover on ourselves, our interaction with the others and the world surrounding us through it, a successful epiphany.

ALLA RICERCA DEL TEMPO PERDUTO: AROMI E POESIA VISTI DA MEO FUSCIUNI A FLORACULT

Photography and poetry by Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Photography and poetry by Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

A occhi chiusi nel profumo”, un esperienza all’ insegna della memoria, l’ installazione olfattiva e interattiva realizzata dal brilllante alchimista and aromatario Meo Fusciuni che è stata protagonista della sesta edizione di Floracult. Tornare indietro nel tempo, ricordare il presente, il passato, frammenti di vita, volti, sentimenti, suoni legati a un sentore. Una ricerca proustiana che diventa un esercizio insolito attraverso un senso, l’ olfatto, medium espressivo sovente poco usato per far ciò. I misteri del design olfattivo sono infiniti. Un’ ampio terreno da esplorare, magia della chimica, delle molecole, emozioni. Meo che solitamente racconta delle sue esperienze, dei suoi viaggi attraverso i suoi profumi, stavolta ha creato qualcosa pensata unicamente per essere condivisa con gli altri. Un’ esperienza avvolgente, ludica e solenne, enfatizzata da una raccolta di fotografie, poesie da lui scritte e dal lirismo di musiche da lui create, una felice scoperta da me fatta durante questa circostanza. Nella sala che ospitava l’ installazione si trovavano dodici scatole, un percorso olfattivo da compiere con lentezza e solennità, un breve viaggio emozionale, fatto con il proprio naso. All’ ingresso Meo stesso dava un foglio da compilare per descrivere il ricordo legato alla fragranza, esistente o inesistente, più o meno recente(era un gioco o meglio un test, il cui risultato sarebbe stato anonimo o casualmente letto durante il talk tenuto dal professore di psicologia Gianni Brighetti su questa tematica). Ricordo ancora la fragranza di caramello racchiusa in una scatola che mi ricordava lo zucchero filato che gioiosamente mangiavo quando da bambina andavo al circo con mia madre, poi un’ odore forte che mi richiamava alla mente l’ odore della folla, l’ energia durante un concerto di Iggy Pop a cui ho assistito tanto tempo fa a Roma. L’ olfatto, un senso che parla in silenzio e con profondità, chiarezza e leggerezza. Ciò dimostra quanto possiamo scoprire di noi stessi, della nostra interazione con gli altri e con il mondo che ci circonda attraverso di esso, una felice epifania.

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

An angel, the one featuring in the scent Narcotico Meo Fusciuni made, photo by N

An angel, the one featuring in the scent Narcotico Meo Fusciuni made, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

Meo Fusciuni, photo by N

 

www.floracult.com

www.meofusciuni.com

 

Olga Pong at Floracult, photo by N

Olga Pong at Floracult, photo by N

Poetry and lightness, an elegy which celebrates the nature and its little hosts, this is “The natural stories”, the exhibition project by Olga Pong, bright milliner and accessories designer who featured in the sixth edition of Floracult, nursery-gardening event ideated by the fashion designer, farmer and social activist Ilaria Venturini Fendi and curated by the landscape architect Antonella Fornai which has recently held in I Casali del Pino, at La Storta, in the picturesque frame of Rome countryside. The culture and love for nature turns into shapes and visions, giving rise to delicate creations – hats and head accessories – unique pieces where it shines a wise craftsmanship and the excellence of made in Italy that has exhibited during the event and enriched by a site-specific installation of matter which reminded a big spider and its webs, made exclusively for the event by the designer. It’s an enchanting alchemy which talks about refinement, savoir faire, uniqueness and documents the overwhelming creativity of Olga. The lyricism becomes clear, incisive and at the same time light sign, key to decode the elegance, resulting from a lifestyle which takes over itself a vibrant aesthetics and an ethic which makes concrete healthy values and pays homage to the natural world.

“LE STORIE NATURALI” DI OLGA PONG A FLORACULT

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

Poesia e levità, un’ elegia che celebra la natura e i suoi piccoli ospiti, questo è “Le storie naturali”, il progetto espositivo di Olga Pong, brillante designer di cappelli e accessori che è stata protagonista della sesta edizione di Floracult, evento florovivaistico ideato dalla fashion designer, imprenditrice agricola e attivista nel sociale Ilaria Venturini Fendi e curato dalla paesaggista Antonella Fornai che si è recentemente tenuto ai Casali del Pino, a La Storta, nella pittoresca cornice della campagna romana. La cultura e l’ amore per la natura si trasforma in forme e visioni, dando vita a delicate creazioni – cappelli e cerchietti -, pezzi unici in cui splende una sapiente artigianalità e l’ eccellenza del made in Italy che sono stati esposti durante l’ evento e arricchiti da un’ installazione materica site-specific che ricordava un grande ragno e le sue ragnatele, realizzata appositamente per l’ evento dalla designer. Un’ incantevole alchimia che parla di raffinatezza, savoir faire, unicità e documenta l’ inarrestabile vis creativa di Olga. Il lirismo diventa segno, preciso, incisivo e al tempo stesso leggero, chiave per decifrare l’ eleganza, risultato di un lifestyle che assume su di sé un’ estetica vibrante e un’ etica che abbraccia salubri valori e rende omaggio al mondo della natura.

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

 

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

 

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

 

Olga Pong, photo by N

Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Love and ghost, Claudio Santamaria kissing the ghost wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

Love and ghost, Claudio Santamaria kissing the ghost wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Sergio Cammariere wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

Sergio Cammariere wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Simonetta Gianfelici wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

Simonetta Gianfelici wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

 

A nice girl wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

A nice girl wearing a hat by Olga Pong, photo by N

 

Me, myself & I along with Adriano Franchi, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Adriano Franchi, photo by N

 

http://olgaponghats.blogspot.it

www.floracult.com

Angelo Naj  Oleari, photo by N

Angelo Naj Oleari, photo by N

It successfully follows the Florence Craftsmanship tradeshow event which hosts a series of smashing initiatives connected to the lifestyle as an area focused on the furniture made under the sign of re-use, a vintage clothing display and other interesting events increasing the culture of living in a conscious way which respects and pays homage to the nature. Concerning this theme, embodied in a book about which I recently talked or rather “Armonia selvatica, semi coraggiosi” (“Wild harmony, brave seeds”, Ponte alle Grazie editions, 12,00 Euros) which will be the core of a conference featuring the bright author Angelo Naj Oleari which will be held today during this happening in Florence at 11:00 am at Fortezza da Basso in the attic of Spadolini pavilion. A not to be missed circumstance to discover and know more about the nature, thinking about values and purposes that can be made concrete during the long term period. This is an issue connected to every development of making, an ethical way of creating and working, considering the example arising from the nature surrounding us, precious means to get that change under the sign of sense which is so necessary today.

IL CULTO DELLA NATURA, CIBO PER L’ ANIMA E ALTRE MERAVIGLIE ALLA FIERA DELL’ ARTIGIANATO DI FIRENZE

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Prosegue felicemente la Fiera dell’ Artigianato di Firenze che ospita una serie di formidabili iniziative legate a un lifestyle consapevole quali un’ area dedicate ai componenti di arredo realizzati mediante il riuso, una rassegna di abbigliamento e altri interessanti eventi che valorizzano la cultura del vivere in un modo che rispetta e celebra la natura. Riguardo a questa tematica, racchiusa in un libro di cui ho recentemente parlato ovvero di “Armonia selvatica, semi coraggiosi” (Edizioni Ponte alle Grazie, 12,00 Euro) che sarà presentato in occasione di una conferenza con il brillante autore Angelo Naj Oleari la quale si terrà oggi durante questo happening, a Firenze alle ore 11:00 alla Fortezza da Basso nell’ attico del Padiglione Spadolini. Un’ occasione imperdibile per scoprire, conoscere meglio la natura, pensando a valori e finalità che possono essere concretizzati nel lungo periodo. Questa è una problematica connessa a ogni esplicazione del fare, a un modo etico di creare e lavorare, prendendo in considerazione l’ esempio della natura che ci circonda, prezioso strumento per avviare quel cambiamento all’insegna di senso che è oltremodo necessario oggi.

www.mostraartigianato.it

Prem Sahib during the workshop which gave rise to "I am here but you've gone", photo courtesy of Fiorucci Art Trust

Prem Sahib during the workshop which gave rise to “I am here but you’ve gone”, photo courtesy of Fiorucci Art Trust

The alchemy of scents and art shines in “I am here but you’ve gone”, the group show featuring vibrant artists as Prem Sahib, Celia Hempton, Adam Christensen, Patrizio Di Massimo, Adham Faramawy, Ed Fornieles, Mary Ramsden, Magali Reus, curated by Milovan Farronato and Stella Bottai which is held in London at the Fiorucci Art Trust – established by Nicoletta Fiorucci – and runs through 9th May 2015. The exhibition has developed in partnership with the London perfume atelier Creative perfumers and results from a 10 months research in fragrances during which the artists had access to a huge oil library in order to explore the potential of employing the scent as a medium. Here it features the scents made by the artists along with new and site-specific installations. Sensuality and eroticism, wild recall which is embodied in the work by Prem Sahib, inspired by the context of gay clubs, with fragrances that remind of sweat, chewing-gum and sex. The same realm is emphasized by Celia Hempton, bright artist well known for painting close up of her model bodies, by the “vagina perfume” she created. Intuition, sanctity are some of the suggestions turned into scented drops as the ones by Magali Reus who has developed a scent that plays on the addictive, synthetic smell of freshly-boxed product, the Adam Christensen’s creation of the “Smell of intuition” which has suffered from a consequent, perhaps inevitable, loss. Patrizio Di Massimo invented the mysterious “Odour of sanctity”, a heavenly aroma of inexplicable origin emanating from the body of the dead Saint. Adham Faramawy’s “Hyperreal flower blossom” scent is displayed in a specially crafted bottle designed with Studio_Leigh and attempts to describe a video of vocaloid pop star Hatsunè Miku dancing in a garden. Following his recent solo show titled Modern Family, Ed Fornieles has continued an investigation in everyday family tropes, while Mary Ramsden’s research has stretched to the animal realm with the scent of “Panda sex”. A not to be missed happening to get more awareness on the senses and draw attention to the importance of smell in human psychology, imagination, knowledge an behaviour.

PROFUMI & ARTE: “I AM HERE BUT YOU’ VE GONE”, LA COLLETTIVA AL FIORUCCI ART TRUST DI LONDRA

The scents explored by the artist featuring in "I am here but you've gone", photo courtesy of Fiorucci Art Trust

The scents explored by the artist featuring in “I am here but you’ve gone”, photo courtesy of Fiorucci Art Trust

L’ alchimia di profumi e arte splende in “I am here but you’ve gone”, la collettiva di cui sono protagonisti vibranti artisti quali Prem Sahib, Celia Hempton, Adam Christensen, Patrizio Di Massimo, Adham Faramawy, Ed Fornieles, Mary Ramsden, Magali Reus, curata da Milovan Farronato e Stella Bottai che si tiene a Londra presso il Fiorucci Art Trust – fondato da Nicoletta Fiorucci – e prosegue fino al 9 maggio 2015. La mostra è stata creata in partnership con l’ atelier di profumi di Londra Creative perfumers ed è il risultato di una ricerca di profumi durata 10 mesi durante la quale gli artisti hanno avuto accesso ad una enorme biblioteca di oli al fine di esplorare il potenziale uso del profumo come medium. Ivi sono esposti i profumi realizzati dagli artisti unitamente a installazioni nuove e site-specific. Sensualità ed erotismo, selvaggio richiamo che è racchiuso nell’ opera di Prem Sahib che si ispira al contesto dei locali gay con fragranze che ricordano sudore, chewing-gum e sesso. Il medesimo ambito è rimarcato da Celia Hempton, brillante artista molto nota per i dipinti con il primo piano sul corpo delle sue modelle  artist, e dal “profumo di vagina” da lei creato. Intuizione, santità sono alcune delle suggestioni trasformate in gocce di profumo come quelle di Magali Reus che realizzato un profumo che interpreta l’ odore sintetico che dà assuefazione di un prodotto appena inscatolato, la creazione di Adam Christensen del “Profumo dell’ intuizione” che ha sofferto di una consequenza, forse inevitabile, la perdita. Patrizio Di Massimo ha inventato il misterioso “Odore di santità”, un celestiale aroma di origine inspiegabile che emana dal corpo morto di un Santo. Il profumo “Bocciolo di fiore iperreale” di Adham Faramawy è presentato in una bottiglia appositamente realizzata a mano, progettata con Studio_Leigh e prova a descrivere un video della pop star vocaloid Hatsunè Miku che danza in un giardino. In seguito alla sua mostra personale dal titolo Modern Family, Ed Fornieles ha continuato un’ indagine sui tropi della quotidianità familiari, mentre la ricerca di Mary Ramsden si è rivolta all’ ambito animale con il profumo di “Sesso del panda”. Un evento imperdibile per avere una maggiore consapevolezza sui sensi e prestare attenzione all’ importanza dell’ olfatto nella psicologia dell’ uomo, nell’ immaginazione, nella conoscenza e nel comportamento.

photo courtesy of Fiorucci Art Trust

photo courtesy of Fiorucci Art Trust

 

http://fiorucciartrust.com

photo by N

photo by N

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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photo by N

photo by N

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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photo by N

 

photo by N

photo by N

 

photo by N

photo by N

 

photo by N

photo by N

 

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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