Tag Archives: Liviana Martin

Milan Design Week 2019 – Collateral Events

April, Milan. During the design week experts of the sector, tourists and members of the public give life to one of the most crowded and creative events of the year – where objects of design are almost a pretext to exhibit in noble palaces that reveal their beauty to the public on these special occasions or are shown inside fanciful …

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Art as Blood

In this beautiful exhibition on Baroque, the common thread that links the works of the seventeenth century to contemporary art is not so much the style or content of the works as the concept of “Baroque” and its implications. After the rationality of art, the purity of the forms, the grace of the Renaissance, exploded in seventeenth century Europe and …

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The British do it Better

From 2018/10/01 to 2019/01/27 at the National Gallery in London and then at Gemaldegalerie in Berlin, an event you can’t miss. This remarkable exhibition displays paintings of two Italian Renaissance masters: Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini. The exhibition, with its paintings coming from all over the world, took six years to prepare and millions of pounds invested. The main theme …

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Volume 33 no 2 November / December 2018

Features: 6 Bearing witness, not weapons Jill Gibbon interviewed by Daniel Nanavati 11 glenstone penitentiary Nancy Schreiber 15 van gogh in arles Jane Addams Allen, 1986, the marketing of the Metropolitan 20. All consuming beauty Rosanna Hildyard on John Berger and Naomi Wolf 27 white supremacy, benevolent institutions and shinola Rebekah Modrak 35. Dressing for that final journey Pendery Weekes, …

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Dancing with Myself – The Artists Represent Themselves

Flowers made of salt, very fragile compact masses that emerge from the walls of the warehouses of Punta della Dogana in Venice, centuries-old witnesses of the salt trade that took place here, welcome the visitor to the exhibition of Dancing with Myself. There could be no better identity card to introduce a collective that on the presence/absence of the body …

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Remembering the Futurists

The title of this massive exhibition at the Fondazione Prada in Milan refers to Tommaso Marinetti’s visual poem, founder of the Futurist movement in the 20s. However, it would not be correct to define it only as an exhibition on futurism because it is much more complex; it took over two years for the curator, Germano Celant, to prepare the …

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Dreaming with the Ancestors. Mexican Archaeology in Frida Kahlo’s Art and Life

In the collateral exhibition “The dream of the Ancestors” at the MUDEC – Museo delle Culture in Milan the artistic imagination of Frida Kahlo is revived through sculptures, moulded figurines and ceramics from the pre-Columbian civilization of Mexico. In search of her roots and the roots of her art in the Mesoamerican indigenous culture, the artist revived themes, myths and …

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The Pains of Young Frida

From the Casa Azul in Mexico City, where the artist Frida Kahlo lived for many years with her husband Diego Rivera, new documents have recently emerged that had been hidden away for decades in cases and trunks. The discovery of this archive material sheds new light on the painter and has inspired, among other things, the exhibition, “Frida Kahlo – …

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A Home for Artists – The Foundations in Venice

Nobel Prize winner Iosif Brodsky of Venice , “This city improves the appearance of time, embellishes the future and reveals in its palaces the most beautiful design that time has left on earth” (Watermark or Fondamenta degli incurabili in Italian). But, if the beauty of its buildings is in some ways unsustainable for the Venetians, modern architects are responsible for …

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Souvenir of Luca Vitone

Entering the PAC of Milan (Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea) for the retrospective of Luca Vitone (the Genoese artist, who lives in Berlin, has exhibited in various international galleries and at the Venice Biennale), the visitor is immediately struck by a kind of commemorative plaque of an eye inside a triangle. The title, “Souvenir d’Italie (Lapide)”, ironically represents the symbol of the P2 …

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Volume 32 no 3 Jan/Feb 2018

In this issue: Daniel Nanavati on how to use humour to close down the politically correct debate Dhyano Angius, performance artist and philosopher, has the SPEAKEASY. Chris Cutrone, School of the Art Institute, on why the Millennial Left is dead. Derek Guthrie on why he left Chicago (interview with Paul Germanos) Miklos Legrady on the celebriy chase Jerry Salz. Tim …

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An Altar from Vannucci

The city has many cultural and artistic events aimed at pleasing a variety of tastes from the most refined to the coarsest. In Milan, especially after the Expo, there has been a greater flow of foreign visitors. Numerous exhibitions have been organized at various levels of quality, with many responding to a market economy. The criticism of some art historians …

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