THE COUNTERCURRENT STORIES OF JAGO, BANKSY, TVBOY ON SHOW
The works of Jago, Banksy and TvBoy on display in Bologna to create a ‘virtual’ dialogue between the mysterious British artist and two of Italy’s most influential artists.
What do these three artists have in common to justify an exhibition that, with 60 works on display, presents itself as one of the most important on the contemporary art scene?
What they have in common is the fact that they have subverted the rules of art, refusing to become part of a system that squeezes artists rather than enhancing them, excludes the best to make room for those who are better at fitting into an economic system.
Jago, Banksy, TvBoy
Fotografo sconosciuto, pubblicità della Recordak con etichetta “Tutti questi assegni in 30 metri di rullino. Un bel risparmio”, 1955 c. Università di Rochester, Libri Rari, Collezioni Speciali e Conservazione (RBSCP), Kodak Historical Collection / Photographer unknown, photo for a Recordak ad, labelled “All those checks in a 100-foot roll. That’s economy”, ca. 1955. University of Rochester, Rare Books.
PHOTOGRAPHY AS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
How many photographs have you taken with your smartphone in the last seven days? How many images have you received and left stored on your phone?
Photography is an integral part of our lives.
From its inception to the present day, it has had the ability to insert itself into every area of society, from science to art, from politics to information, from industry to the personal lives of each of us.
An exhibition in Bologna tells a different story of photography, one that goes beyond the fact that photography is an art, but considers this tool in its countless practical uses and communicative power.
Photography as information technology
PASSION FOR THE 20TH CENTURY. FROM PAUL KLEE TO DAMIEN HIRST
From Paul Klee to Damien Hirst, works that tell the story of collecting are on display at Palazzo Medici, in Florence, for an exhibition that tells the story of love for art and culture.
From 24 September 2022 to 8 January 2023 in the palace where modern collecting was born at the time of Cosimo the Elder and Lorenzo The Magnificent, a prestigious selection of works by 20th-century masters from Florentine and Tuscan private collections will be on public display.
From Paul Klee to Damien Hirst
MAGRITTE’S LOVERS MEANING AND DESCRIPTION
Magritte’s kisses and lovers are frequent themes in the surrealist artist’s paintings.
There is one work, however, that still fascinates today as the two lovers depicted have their faces covered by a white cloth and one cannot help but wonder why and what the meaning of the painting is
Man Ray, Lee Miller. 1930 circa © Man Ray 2015 Trust / ADAGP – SIAE – 2022 ; images : Telimage, Paris
ART, FASHION AND PHOTOGRAPHY. LIFE AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF LEE MILLER
Model, photographer, muse, war reporter and 20th century icon.
Lee Miller was all this and much more!
Her life is inextricably linked to Man Ray, who was first a teacher, then a love and finally a friend. Lee Miller’s photographs recount this bond and also her life dedicated to art and photography.
Lee Miller was a pioneer of surrealism in photography, putting her on an equal footing with Man Ray, whose personality she always overshadowed both during her life and in the years to come.
Life and photographs of Lee Miller