Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

Penelope, the Brescia cathedral of conceptual fashion created by the one and only Roberta Valentini pays homage to the genius of GAC, Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, genuine innovator through  abstract art under the sign of a playful and subversive ethic. I like thinking again about the series of work he made “Self-historycization”, focused on himself to evidence the envies and insuperable closures that permeated of contemporary art. Irony and provocation features in his works and initiatives as the house-to-house shows, become a symbol for the young artists with whom he had a great exchange of mail art. In fact he created one of the great and interesting museums-archives of these works. He also produced the manifestos that museums worldwide would had to use to celebrate his centenary. Time came. This year is the centenary of GAC and Roberta reminds a legendary artist and a friend with a smashing showcase, including the famous manifestos he made along with other works that since today will be on show at Penelope, giving rise to that vibrant dialogue between art and fashion I celebrate.

MODA & ARTE: PENELOPE CELEBRA L’ ARTE DI GAC, GUGLIELMO ACHILLE CAVELLINI

Cavellini ft. in Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

GAC at Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

Penelope, la cattedrale della moda concettuale di Brescia creata dalla sola e unica Roberta Valentini rende omaggio al genio di GAC, Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, autentico innovatore attraverso l’ arte astratta che è all’ insegna di un’ etica ludica, ironica e sovversiva. Mi piace ripensare alla sua serie di opere “Autostoricizzazione”, rivolte a sé stesso per segnalare le invidie e chiusure invalicabili che permeavano l’ arte contemporanea. Ironia e provocazione sono i protagonisti dei suoi lavori e di iniziative quali le mostre a domicilio, divenute un simbolo per i giovani artisti con i quali ha effettuato un grande scambio di arte postale, conservata in un grande museo archivio da lui creato. Ha anche prodotto i manifesti che i musei in tutto il mondo avrebbero dovuto usare per celebrare il suo centenario. È giunto il momento. Questo anno ricorre il centenario della nascita di GAC e Roberta ricorda un’ artista leggendario e un amico con una formidabile rassegna comprensiva dei suoi famosi manifesti unitamente ad altre opere che a partire da oggi saranno in mostra da Penelope, dando vita a quel vibrante dialogo tra arte e moda che celebro.

Cavellini ft. in Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

GAC at Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

GAC at Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

GAC at Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

The mail art by GAC at Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

The mail art by GAC at Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

Manifesto by GAC at Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

Manifesto by GAC at Penelope, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

A work ideated by Roberta Valentini, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

A work ideated by Roberta Valentini, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

A work ideated by Roberta Valentini, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

A work ideated by Roberta Valentini, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

The one ad only Roberta Valentini, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

The one ad only Roberta Valentini, photo courtesy of Alessandro Boccingher

 

 

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