I am taking part in a group exhibition at Galleria De Magistris, Milan, 24th May to 6th July
The eroticism in art: from modern to contemporary
curated by Luca Beatrice
De Magistris Art presents a group show with strong impact, hot-as the title says – that describes the evolution of sexuality in the art world, from antiquity to more recent times.
HOT, an exhibition that arises from the book, Sex – eroticism in art from Courbet to YouPorn, the lastest essay by Luca Beatrice, takes us on an excursion in the iconography of sex through more traditional designs, such as those of Jean Cocteau and the work of Peter Klasen 70s, up to contemporary photography, not to mention the painting, also involving young emerging artists.
HOT The exhibition also addresses the concept of obscenity, which was created with the modern, when the work of art enters into a relationship with the media. The exhibition explores the theme “hot” that from Courbet to Man Ray and Schiele up to the performance of Vanessa Beecroft, Madonna shows, to burlesque and the web, addressing the issue of the border, sometimes subtle, between art, eroticism and pornography.
De Magistris Art Gallery, which will host the exhibition from 24 May to 6 July 2013, therefore continues her young business with a major exhibition that involves painting, photography and drawings, exploring the theme of eroticism in an updated key and appealing. The gallery, run by Benedetta De Magistris, has been opened a few months with a staff of Donatella Izzo, but looks back on three decades of experience from the Galleria San Carlo. De Magistris Contemporary Art is released, however, the avant-garde of the twentieth century to look contemporary, with a cut absolutely eclectic and international.
The artists included in the exhibition are: Nobuyoshi Araki, Toni Thorimbert, Richard Kern, Alva Bernadine, Antonio Guccione, Lady Tarin, FrancescoTricarico, Arash Radpour, Francesco de Molfetta, Daniele Galliano, Jean Cocteau, Christian Zucconi & Mustafa Sabbagh, Peter Klasen, Fulvia Monguzzi Mario Schifano, Plinio Martelli and Sabrina Milazzo. Among the curiosities will be shown are by Keith Haring condoms and sex toys by Keith Haring.
During the period of the exhibition will be organized talks with personalities from the worlds of art, entertainment, fashion, and journalists who will give an interesting readings of the topic. Dates will be published on the gallery website. The meetings are free.
LUCA BEATRICE was born in Turin in 1961. Art critic and professor at the Accademia Albertina in Turin, in 2009 he was co-curator of the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. And ‘author for Rizzoli Which art are you? (2010) and Pop (2012), and edited by Marco Bazzini the exhibition catalog Live! Art meets rock (2011). Collaborate with the “Journal” and writes the weekly “Torino Sette” “La Stampa” and “Art”. And ‘president of the Circle of readers of Turin.
Benedetta De Magistris law graduate, masters in London by Sotheby’s in art and business, he worked as an art dealer in London for 10 years. Back in Italy, she took over the reins of the father of the modern art gallery, Galleria San Carlo, transforming it into what is the new project: De Magistris contemporary art, not just a gallery but a new meeting place.
Catalogue published by SORRY with critical text by Luca Beatrice.
De Magistris CONTEMPORARY ART
curated by Luca Beatrice
Opening: Thursday, May 23, 2013 h.18, 30
until July 6, 2013
16 Agnes Street | Milan
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