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New York New York: Italian art in the Big Apple

New York New York is the name given to a new art exhibit which is currently taking place at the Museo del Novecento and at the Gallerie d’Italia museum. The exhibit, that officially opened on the 13th of April and it is going to last up to the 17th of September, aims at bringing to the visitor’s attention the particular relationships between the Italian artists of the 20th century and city of New York. The artists who travelled to the United States, who worked in New York, who have imagined through their paintings the urban life of the city of lights were…

Kishio Suga: here is what you missed!

Kishio Suga‘s exhibition in Milan is almost over. You only have a couple of days to enjoy the installation that are now on dispaly at the Pirelli Hangar Bicocca. The exhibtion called “Situations” ran from the 30th of September 2016 and is going to end on Sunday the 5th of February. The artworks that compose the contemporary art exhibit by Kishio Suga have been put together by curators Yuko Hasegawa and Vincente Todolì. The two art reviewers and researchers have collected installations from 1969 up to now. Here below the gallery that highlights the most stunning pieces that are currently…

The Tattoo Convention. Check who is in Milan

The Tattoo Convention will take place in Milan at the MICO Milan Convention Centre from the 3rd to the 5th of February 2017. It is the 22nd edition of this international event which will see the participation of more than four hundreds tattoo artists. The full program, available on the Tattoo Convetion‘s website, starts at 2.00 pm on Friday the 3d and includes body painting sessions, hip hop shows and a brasilian jiu jitsu demonstration. The Tattoo convention is also launching an international contest which will acknowledge the achievements in several categories: best traditional, best realistic, best oriental, best blackwork and…

Hangar Bicocca: the permanent collection

The Hangar Bicocca is a stunning example of redevelopment of an old industrial complex that dates back to the beginning of the 20th century. The current building of the Hangar Bicocca used to be the main factory where were manufactured “…railway carriages, electric and steam locomotives, boilers, farm machinery and equipment and, during the First World War, aeroplanes, projectiles and other products for the war effort.” From the Hangar Bicocca website Nowadays the Hangar Bicocca is the permanent location of contemporary art’s masterpieces and the home to the The Seven Heavenly Palaces by the German artist Anselm Kiefer. This is a site…

When modern meets contemporary art. Visit the GAM museum in Milan.

From the 23rd of November to the 26th of February 2017 the GAM, the modern art gallery in Milan hosts the exhibition “La finestra sul cortile” (The rear window).  In partnership with UBS the exhibit takes inspiration from the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece and features a collection of contemporary artworks put together by Luca Massimo Barbero, one of the most iconic art reviewer and researcher of our times. The permanent collection of the GAM Modern Art Gallery of Milano features an impressive selection of the 19th and 20th centuries masterpieces that meets through an accurate combination the artworks selected by…

The Prada Foundation has a new venue in Milan

The Prada Foundation has just opened a new venue in the city of Milan. The osservatorio, this is the name of the new exhibition facility, is right in the heart of the city above the Prada store in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. While the main venue of the Prada Foundation in Largo Isarco, on the outskirts of the city, will be mainly focused on contemporary art the osservatorio aims at nurturing the many talents of young and new international photographers. The program of the osservatorio has recently been inugurated with an exhibit called “Give me yesterday” which includes the…

The Fondazione Prada in Milan

The Fondazione Prada has recently opened its doors in Milan. The location chosen to display the large collection of works of art is an old distillery dated 1910 in the outskirts of the city. The renovation of the existing buildings has been committed to the architecture firm OMA lead by the worldwide know architect Rem Koolhaas. The aim of the project was nor a restyling of existing building neither a new architecture project. Regarding the vision of this new space Rem Koolhaas says “The Fondazione is not a preservation project and not a new architecture. Two conditions that are usually…