By Tiziano La Barbera
Here are 5 exhibitions located in some of the most beautiful and evocative European cities, not to be missed throughout the summer.
FRIDA KAHLO EXHIBITION at the PAN in NAPLES
At the Pan, Royal Palace of Naples, for the first time in Europe a unique selection is shown to the public, exciting and revealing of photographs and letters that refer to known and unpublished moments of life by Frida Kahlo. The exhibition is curated by Alejandra Lopez, who for 10 years coordinated the registration of the collections, the creation of temporary exhibitions and restoration activities of Frida’s legacy. The exhibition presents the life of the Mexican painter, characterized by a difficult physical condition and al at the same time with a strong capacity for reaction and resistance in the face of adversity. fridakahlonapoli.it
JULIE BENA, MILES, VILLA ARSON of NICE
The Miles exhibition, active until 19 September at Villa Arson in Nice, is strongly anchored to the life experience of the French artist Julie Béna, who spent her childhood in a traveling theater, she practicing acting until her teenage years. Her artistic language therefore mixes multiple genres and styles, ranging from sculpture to cinema, from installation to performance. Through a trilogy of films and sculptures similar to that of westerns, Béna takes us inside one a story that revolves around the theme of the body and its possession, but also the controversy of univocal formalism of the White Cube. The sculptures are also a symbol of a world in decline, the Western one. www.villa-arson.org
BREATH GHOSTS BLIND, HANGAR BICOCCA, MILAN
Starting from July 15, Maurizio Cattelan returns to his beloved Milan with a new solo exhibition: “Breath Ghosts Blind”. The Italian artist has conceived a specific exhibition project for the spaces of Pirelli Hangar Bicocca, offering a vision of collective and personal history through a symbolic representation of the cycle of life. In joining new works with the reconfiguration of a historical work, the exhibition develops into one sequence of distinct acts that address existential themes and concepts such as the fragility of life, memory and the sense of individual and non-individual loss. The unprecedented project will questio the current system of values, between symbolic references and images that belong to the collective imagination. pirellihangarbicocca.
DENMARK 1961, UGO MULAS in COPENHAGEN
Ugo Mulas presents his selection of black and white photographs at the Italian Cultural Institute in Copenhagen, created in collaboration with the Mulas archive and the IMF Foundation. The images were chosen from the reportage he made in ’61 together with the critic Giorgio Zampa. The works, exhibited for the first time in Denmark, they capture the spirit of this country in the most varied aspects, from life daily to portraits of the most famous people such as the writer Karen Blixen and the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Nieles Bohralle, up to cultural excellences including the phenomenon of design and the fascinating Lousiana Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition will be active until July 21st.iiccopenaghen.esteri.it
MARCO TIRELLI, CARDI GALLERY in LONDON.
Marco Tirelli, a Roman artist, arrives in London with a personal exhibition consisting of 150 works and in active at the Cardi Gallery until 4 September, which retrace an allegorical journey on 4 floors of the gallery: a retrospective on a museum that includes drawings, paintings, photographs, and many small sculptures of which produced specifically for the exhibition. He incorporates exhibition strategies borrowed from the late Renaissance, such as the Studiolo, to build wonderful immersive installations, inhabited by grids of drawings and bronze sculptures, which work as spatial and visual streams of consciousness. cardigallery.com