Category: Exhibitions

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From Jerusalem to Milan

Mostra da Gerusalemme a Milano12 July 2013 – 20 June 2014

There’s little time remaining to visit the Archaeological Museum of Milan which hosts this exhibition on the occasion of the famous Edict of Milan promulgation around 1700 years ago. During this historical event which took place in the Imperial Palace of Mediolanum (ancient name of Milan), by now destroyed, the emperor Constantine granted freedom of religion to every citizen of his Empire, therefore ending the persecutions of Christians  and establishing the preponderance of Christianity as a state religion.

The exhibition itinerary is suitable to all and explains in a simple but refined language the different themes around the Christian religion development during four centuries and the relationships between the growing Catholic Church and the already old Roman Empire.

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Omar Galliani exhibition in Turin, from March 6th to May 18th

omar-galliani-torinoThe Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Turin dedicated to Omar Galliani the second chapter of “Dialogues“, an exhibition and research project about the Museum permanent collections, that want to establish a dialogue with contemporary artists known on the international art scene.

The project “Dialogues” invites the artists to realize an exhibition to relate their works with the museum masterpieces.

Omar Galliani chose to refer to the important graphic heritage of the museum, which includes about 30,000 works and has recently been exposed in the new Gallery Department of Drawings and Prints.

The exhibition, which title is “L’Opera al nero“, is held at GAM Underground Project, an area of over 1,000 square meters, and includes a selection of 30 big works, all made with the technique of pencil drawing on table.

The exhibition starts from the first artist works, dated back to the mid-seventies, to the last productions. It’s a way to discover Omar Galliani’s career, with his most symbolic and mystic works, developed with a formal rigor, together with the extraordinary technique that has always distinguished him.

An important volume of 300 pages accompanies the exhibition.

Useful information:
GAM – Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
Via Magenta 31 – Turin
Timetable: Tuesday – Sunday 10-18, closed on Monday.
Tickets: € 10 – reduced: € 8, free for kinds under 18
INFO: tel. 011 4429518
e-mail gam@fondazionetorinomusei.it

Information about the city: http://www.aboutturin.com/en

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Vassilij Kandisky. The Centre Pompidou collection exhibition in Milan

Kandiskij in mostra a MilanoCurrent exhibition from 17 December 2013-4 May 2014.

At Palazzo Reale in Milan you can visit the exhibition with more than 100 works by Kandinsky: from the first works to the last ones in Paris.

Known as the creator of abstract art, Kandinsky began his career painting brush landscapes. Throughout his career he was centered on the use of colors, often dividing them between primary and secondary; each color was considered second to intrinsic properties. For example, yellow was considered irrational, crazy and exciting enough to be compared to the sound of a trumpet.
The music accompanies the work of Kandinsky and his works were often inspired and also want to inspire sounds (Kandinsky explained the use of color often with the use of musical metaphors).

Kandinsky came also to relate colors with geometries (yellow is compared to the triangle) saying that the perfect combination of color and form, and then the result would have enhanced the emotion aroused by the work.

Kandisky Art was full of mystical sense, a revolution that was lately understood.

In this exhibition you will learn about and admire the artist’s career , through the periods that have marked his life:

  • Monaco : 1896 – 1914
  • Russia : 1914-1921
  • Bauhaus years: 1921-1933
  • Paris: 1933-1944

TIMETABLE
Monday : 14:30 to 19:30
Tuesdays, Wednesdays , Fridays and Sundays : 9:30 to 19:30
Thursday and Saturday 9:30 to 22:30

TICKETS
Full price: € 11.00
Reduced: € 9.50
Special reduced price: € 5.50
Audio guide included in the ticket

 

Eve Arnold, exhibition in Turin – Palazzo Madama

Eve Arnold Exhibition in TurinIn Turin, until April 27th, you can visit the exhibition dedicated to the American photographer Eve Arnold.

What drove and kept me going over the decades? What was the motive force? If I had to use a single word, it would be curiosity“. Eve Arnold

Just how curious she was is evident in the timeline of the projects she undertook in her long career. It takes up one whole wall and makes for an illuminating read, not just because of the longevity of her career – from the late 1940s to the 90s – but for the range of subjects she tackled.

She’s been documentary and portrait painters, her name is linked to the portraits of high society and Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe as well as presidents and activists such as Malcolm X, who personally chose her to document his battle for civil rights.

Famous are his reporting in remote regions of the planet commissioned by “Life”, the “Sunday Times” and the most prestigious magazines of the period.

The 83 photographs in the exhibition, in black and white and color, are taken from her most important and significant works as a photographer from 1950 to 1984 and are divided in 12 sections:
“Fashion Show in Harlem,” “Malcolm X,” “Voodoo Rituals to Haiti “,” The important first 5 minutes of a newborn baby “,” Marlene Dietrich “,” Marilyn Monroe “,” Joan Crawford “,”Celebrities”, “Afghanistan”, “Behind the Veil”, “China” and “India.”

The exhibition is accompanied by a book containing the selection of photographs of the exhibition, a contribution from the journalist and photography critic Angela Madesani and from the famous writer Simonetta Agnello Hornby.

Entrance fees:
Adults: 8 € (included audio guide).
Reduced: 5 € (from 15 to 18 years old, groups and other conventions – included audio guide)
Free: kids under 14; disabled people;

Milan: Franco Grignani And His “Optical Mental Alterations”

From January 23 to March 15, it will be possible to visit the exhibition dedicated to Franco Grignani at Gruppo Credito Valtellinese Galley in Milan.

The objective of Manuela Grignani, Leo War and Cristina Quadrio Curzio, curators of the exhibition, is to return to the complexity of the artist.

Born in 1908 in Pieve Porto Morone, he attended architecture in Turin where he is influenced by the second Futurism.

He Began to experiment and create his first works combining theories of perception and psychology of form.

Thanks to the Milan printing Alfieri & Lacroix, he sought new forms of typography and creates optical systems that affected and influenced the European colleagues.

Later he became art director of “Beauty of Italy”, press organ of Dompè, the pharmaceutical company that engaged him in the packaging of products.

He continued his project of urban representation in order to overcome the physiological limits.

These works brought international recognition to the artist as the Palme d’Or for advertising in 1959 and the gold medal to the Triennale in Milan.

A beautiful exhibition curated in every detail and an unmissable opportunity to see the works of the Master Franco Grignani.

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