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Lucio Fontana, photo by N

Lucio Fontana, photo by N

I recently visited along with Angelo Naj Oleari the Milan Marconi Modern & Contemporary Art Foundation created by the brilliant art dealer Giorgio Marconi – who discovered and showcased in his gallery the works by artists as Valerio Adami, Lucio Del Pezzo, Mario Schifano and Emilio Tadini. It’s a vibrant story told by him and Natalia Aspesi in the book “Autobiography of a Gallery: the Marconi studio 1962-1992” (Skira Editions, 50,00 Euros) – to enjoy “Homage to Lucio Fontana”, the exhibition featuring Lucio Fontana which is held here and runs through 31st October 2015. It was an awesome afternoon interlude to enjoy the masterpieces by Lucio Fontana and get unknown remarks on the artist from Angelo who were a close friend of him (at that time he was a Fluxus artist and a poet, just later he became the fashion designer of brand Naj Oleari which refined the dress-code of men and women during the Eighties). Nice tales depicting the care for detail the artist had as the way he wanted to showcase his unique, most celebrated, work. To do that, it was created a special room in the Foundation in order to exhibits this work, following his standards. I also got other hilarious remarks from Angelo about Lucio Fontana (who has been the best man of his first marriage with the artist Maurizia Dova, the daughter of painter Gianni Dova of whose initials, impressed in the Naj Oleari cloths and accessories I had as a child along to my natural enthusiasm and overwhelming curiosity, have been the way when I was a child I discovered her, as well as Lindsay Kemp, genius artist who signed some of the cloths and prints made by the brand) that enriched my successful stay at the Foundation which followed with the coming of ironic Giorgio Marconi. He kindly invited me to visit the downstairs area of the Foundation where it is a refined selection of contemporary art featuring Mimmo Rotella, Mario Schifano, Giuseppe Uncini, Lucio Del Pezzo, Hasiao Chin, Emilio Isgrò, Sonia Delaunay, Man Ray and many others. I was really pleased to see in this area a showcase of books, the visitor has the chance of reading, staying close to the artworks that are showcased and knowing much more about them. It’s a laudable initiative to develop and increase the culture in the realm of arts, as I told to Giorgio. Unfortunately I could not visit entirely the Foundation, including also a wide library and other rooms that were work in progress, but I am sure to come back again in this wonderful place for enjoying the work by a fine mind, Giorgio Marconi.

L’ “OMAGGIO A LUCIO FONTANA” E LE ALTRE MERAVIGLIE DELLA FONDAZIONE MARCONI DI ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA DI MILANO

Giorgio Marconi, photo by N

Giorgio Marconi, photo by N

Ho recentemente visitato insieme ad Angelo Naj Oleari la Fondazione Marconi di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Milano, creata dal brillante gallerista Giorgio Marconi – che ha scoperto ed esposto nella sua galleria artisti quali Valerio Adami, Lucio Del Pezzo, Mario Schifano ed Emilio Tadini. Una storia vibrante raccontata da lui e Natalia Aspesi nel libro the book “Autobiografia di una Galleria: lo studio Marconi 1962-1992” (Edizioni Skira, 50,00 Euro) – per ammirare la mostra di cui è protagonista Lucio Fontana che ivi si tiene e prosegue fino al 31 Ottobre 2015. Un fantastico intermezzo pomeridiano per apprezzare le opere di un artista leggendario, Lucio Fontana, e avere anche informazioni di natura personale inerenti l’ artista da parte di Angelo che era un suo caro amico( a quei tempi Angelo era un artista Fluxus e un poeta, soltanto dopo, è divenuto il fashion designer del brand brand Naj Oleari che ha ingentilito il codice vestimentario di uomini e donne negli anni Ottanta). Simpatici racconti che raffigurano la cura per il dettaglio dell’ artista, come il modo in cui voleva che un’ opera singola opera, la più celebre, fosse esposta. Per far ciò, è stata appositamente creata una stanza nella Fondazione al fine di esporla, conformemente agli standard di Fontana. Ho avuto altre ilari notizie da parte di Angelo su Lucio Fontana (che era stato il testimone delle sue prime nozze con l’ artista Maurizia Dova, la figlia del pittore Gianni Dova le cui iniziali, impresse nei tessuti e negli accessori Naj Oleari che avevo da bambina unitamente al mio naturale entusiasmo e alla mia irrefrenabile curiosità, sono stati il modo in cui ho scoperto lei come anche Lindsay Kemp, geniale artista che ha firmato alcuni dei tessuti e delle stampe del marchio) che ha arricchito la mia felice permanenza alla Fondazione, la quale è proseguita con la venuta dell’ ironico Giorgio Marconi. Costui mi ha gentilmente invitata a vedere l’ area al piano superiore della Fondazione in cui si trova una raffinata selezione di arte contemporanea la quale comprende Mimmo Rotella, Mario Schifano, Giuseppe Uncini, Lucio Del Pezzo, Hasiao Chin, Emilio Isgrò, Sonia Delaunay, Man Ray e molti altri. Mi ha oltremodo rallegrato trovare in quest’ ambiente una rassegna di libri, che il visitatore ha la possibilità di consultare, rimanendo vicino alle opere che sono esposte e saperne di più. Una lodevole iniziativa per consolidare e accrescere la cultura nell’ ambito delle arti, come ho detto a Giorgio. Sfortunatamente non ho potuto vedere la Fondazione per intero, la quale comprende anche una vasta biblioteca e altre stanze che erano in corso d’ opera, però son certa di tornare nuovamente in questo luogo meraviglioso per apprezzare il lavoro di una fine mente, Giorgio Marconi.

Lucio Fontana, photo by N

Lucio Fontana, photo by N

Lucio Fontana, photo by N

Lucio Fontana, photo by N

Lucio Fontana, photo by N

Lucio Fontana, photo by N

Lucio Fontana, photo by N

Lucio Fontana, photo by N

The most celebrated work Lucio Fontana made, set up in the way relying to his standards, photo by N

The most celebrated work by Lucio Fontana, set up in the way corresponding to his standards, photo by N

Mario Schifano, photo by N

Mario Schifano, photo by N

Giuseppe Uncini, photo by N

Giuseppe Uncini, photo by N

Man Ray, Mythologie moderne II, photo by N

Man Ray, Mythologie moderne II, photo by N

Hasiao Chin, photo by N

Hasiao Chin, photo by N

Lucio Del Pezzo, photo by N

Lucio Del Pezzo, photo by N

Mimmo Rotella, photo by N

Mimmo Rotella, photo by N

Sonia Delaunay, photo by N

Sonia Delaunay, photo by N

Emilio Isgrò, The Ottoman Code of Loneliness, photo by N

Emilio Isgrò, The Ottoman Code of Loneliness, photo by N

Giorgio Marconi and Angelo Naj Oleari looking at the Ottoman Code of Loneliness by Emilio Isgrò, photo by N

Giorgio Marconi and Angelo Naj Oleari looking at the Ottoman Code of Loneliness by Emilio Isgrò, photo by N

Emilio Isgrò, The Ottoman Code of Loneliness, photo by N

Emilio Isgrò, The Ottoman Code of Loneliness, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Angelo Naj Oleari, photo by N

Me, myself & I along with Angelo Naj Oleari, photo by N

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photo by N

photo by N

It follows my tale in reverse, made by words and images featuring “Art and food”, the exhibition curated by Germano Celantrunning through 1st November 2015 – recently opened at the Milan Triennale Design Museum. A lapse of time going mostly from Fifties to Eighties is told the exhibition’s path second section. A suggestive showcase which exhibits many objects, talking about the relationship between food and art, a theme explored through the photography by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ugo Mulas, pop-art by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Mimmo Rotella, Roy Lichtenstein and other artists, enriched by the creations made by the fashion designer Ken Scott( though fashion is a delicate presence, just murmured into the exhibition, evidence of a culture eradicate in Italy which still considers fashion as a secondary discipline and gives the primacy to the visual arts), the commercials by Armando Testa (bright creative who made the commercial saga of Carmensita for the Paulista coffee by Lavazza ) and impressed also on music, embodied in the cover albums of celebrated bands as Rolling Stones.

L’ INAUGURAZIONE DELLA MOSTRA “ART & FOOD” AL MUSEO DEL DESIGN DELLA TRIENNALE DI MILANO(2)

Henri Cartier Bresson, Sunday on the sanks of the Seine river, 1938, Collection Henri Cartier- Bresson Foundation, photo by N

Henri Cartier Bresson, Sunday on the sanks of the Seine river, 1938, Collection Henri Cartier- Bresson Foundation, photo by N

Prosegue il mio racconto a ritroso, fatto di parole e immagini di cui è protagonista “Art and food”, la mostra curata Germano Celant – che prosegue fino all’ 1 novembre 2015 – recentemente inaugurata al Museo del Design della Triennale di Milano. Un lasso di tempo che va principalmente dagli anni Cinquanta agli anni Ottanta è raccontato dalla seconda sezione del percorso espositivo. Una suggestiva rassegna che espone plurimi oggetti che parlano della relazione tra cibo e arte, un tema esplorato attraverso la fotografia di Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ugo Mulas, la pop-art Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Mimmo Rotella, Roy Lichtenstein, arricchita dalle creazioni del fashion designer Ken Scott(benché la moda sia una presenza delicata, appena sussurrata all’ interno della mostra, dimostrazione di una cultura da sradicare in Italia che ancora considera la moda come una disciplina secondaria rispetto alla primazia data alle arti visive), dalle pubblicità di Armando Testa (brillante creativo che ha realizzato la saga pubblicitaria di Carmensita per il caffè Paulista di Lavazza) e impressa anche nella musica, racchiusa negli album delle copertine di celebri band quali i Rolling Stones.

Nino Migliori, Bread delivery boy, 1956, Bologna, Nino Migliori archive, photo by N

Nino Migliori, Bread delivery boy, 1956, Bologna, Nino Migliori archive, photo by N

 

Robert Indiana. the electric eat, 1964, courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska AG, photo by N

Robert Indiana. the electric eat, 1964, courtesy of Galerie Gmurzynska AG, photo by N

 

Ugo Mulas, photo by N

Ugo Mulas, photo by N

 

Ugo Mulas, The Warhol factory,  photo by N

Ugo Mulas, The Warhol factory, photo by N

 

Ugo Mulas, Andy Warhol at the Warhol factory,  photo by N

Ugo Mulas, Andy Warhol at the Warhol factory, photo by N

 

Andy Warhol, Campbell's soup| Portfolio, 1968, private collection, New York

Andy Warhol, Campbell’s soup| Portfolio, 1968, private collection, New York

 

Andy Warhol, Del Monte  peach halves, 1964, Mugrabi Collection, 1964, Kellog's corn flakes box, 1964,  courtesy of the Brant Foundation, Greenwich, photo by N

Andy Warhol, Del Monte peach halves, 1964, Mugrabi Collection, 1964, Kellog’s corn flakes box, 1964, courtesy of the Brant Foundation, Greenwich, photo by N

 

Robert Rauschenberg, Hungry weeds, 1969, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, photo by N

Robert Rauschenberg, Hungry weeds, 1969, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, photo by N

 

Commercial by Armando Testa, photo by N

Commercial by Armando Testa, photo by N

 

 

Roy Lichtenstein, Apple with black and blue blackground, 1982, the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and courtesy of the Castell Gallery, New York, photo by N

Roy Lichtenstein, Apple with black and blue blackground, 1982, the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation and courtesy of the Castell Gallery, New York, photo by N

 

Roy Lichtenstein, Ceramic sculpture, 1965, private collection, Switzerland, photo by N

Roy Lichtenstein, Ceramic sculpture, 1965, private collection, Switzerland, photo by N

 

Carmensita and Caballero, the main features of commercials by Armando Testa for Paulista coffee by Lavazza, photo by N

Carmensita and Caballero, the main features of commercials by Armando Testa for Paulista coffee by Lavazza, photo by N

 

 

Another iconic persona still existing from food commercial Susanna, brand of cheese triangles by Kraft, photo by N

Another iconic persona still existing from food commercial Susanna, brand of cheese triangles by Kraft, photo by N

 

 

The cover albums by celebrated artists, photo by N

The cover albums by celebrated artists, photo by N

 

Andy Warhol, The last supper (Camel/57), 1986, Mugrabi collection, New York, photo by N

Andy Warhol, The last supper (Camel/57), 1986, Mugrabi collection, New York, photo by N

 

Mimmo Rotella, Point and a half, 1962, private collection, courtesy of Marconi Foundation, photo by N

Mimmo Rotella, Point and a half, 1962, private collection, courtesy of Marconi Foundation, photo by N

 

 

Mimmo Rotella, photo by N

Mimmo Rotella, photo by N

 

Ken Scott, Cereghino dress and cape, "Ken Scott cooks something new" Spring/Summer 1970, Piper club, January 1970, Ken Scott Foundation, Rome, photo by N

Ken Scott, Cereghino dress and cape, “Ken Scott cooks something new” Spring/Summer 1970, Piper club, January 1970, Ken Scott Foundation, Rome, photo by N

 

Ken Scott, Ruspante dress and cape, "Ken Scott cooks something new" Spring/Summer 1970, Piper club, January 1970, Ken Scott Foundation, Rome, photo by N

Ken Scott, Ruspante dress and cape, “Ken Scott cooks something new” Spring/Summer 1970, Piper club, January 1970, Ken Scott Foundation, Rome, photo by N

 

 Dieter Roth, Schokoladenplätzchenbild, 1969, Kem collection, Germany, photo by N


Dieter Roth, Schokoladenplätzchenbild, 1969, Kem collection, Germany, photo by N

 

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Bottle, 1963, Cittadellarte-Pistoletto Foundation, Biella, photo by N

Michelangelo Pistoletto, Bottle, 1963, Cittadellarte-Pistoletto Foundation, Biella, photo by N

 

Alain Jaquet, Dèjeuner sur l' herbe, 1964, Kem collection, Germany, photo by N

Alain Jaquet, Dèjeuner sur l’ herbe, 1964, Kem collection, Germany, photo by N

 

 

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