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João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva: Papagaio
MILAN, ITALY • HangarBicocca • 12 June - 26 October 2014
|The exhibition is devoted to the artistic duo whose presence at the latest Venice Biennale revealed their ability to use the language of cinema and installations in a unique, original manner. The exhibition winds its way through different settings and includes a large number of works made between 2004 and 2014, with many movies on film, three Camera Obscura installations (environments that recall the origins of cinema and photography) and a small cinema. The artists have produced ten new works for the exhibition, including a film shot on the archipelago of São Tomé and Príncipe, a former Portuguese colony in the Gulf of Guinea. |
João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva are an artistic duo who have been working together since 2001, producing films, sculptures, photographs, installations and anthologies of texts that they themselves describe as “poetic-philosophical fiction”. Together with their work as visual artists, they also published a philosophical journal called Efluvio Magnetico.
Via Privata Chiese 2
Tel: (39) 02 66 11 15 73
The Garden of Paradise
MILAN, ITALY • Poldi Pezzoli Museum • 23 May - 1 September 2014
|The Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan presents a special exhibition, curated by Michael Franses, to celebrate the restoration of one of its greatest works of art: the Imperial Paradise Park Carpet of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli. Made 450 years ago in Central Iran, this is one of the few complete carpets that survive today in almost pristine condition. Its colours are as fresh as the day it was made in the royal workshops by order of Shah Tahmasp (reigned 1524–1576) as an imperial gift. To complement this carpet the museum exhibits seven fragments from other superb 16th-century Persian carpets from Italian collections. Also included, from its own collection, is the famous Hunting carpet from the first half of the 16th century.|
Museo Poldi Pezzoli Website
||Museo Poldi Pezzoli|
Via Manzoni 12
Tel: (39) 027 94 889
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