KENNEDY YANKO “BECAUSE IT’S IN MY BLOOD”
Kennedy Yanko’s Abstract Metal Sculptures in Milan
“Because it’s in my blood” is on view at Galleria Poggiali in Milan from 24 September- 20 November.
Kennedy Yanko is a painter-sculptor based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She works in paint skin and metal, repurposing materials in unexpected, lyrical combinations. Her current work explores the limits of material gesture, and simultaneously reveals innate links between seemingly dissimilar objects.
Yanko tries to subvert our ideas about art. Materials have a hidden life to be discovered in these works of recycled elements, somewhere between the Renaissance with the painted copper and an attraction for the monochromatic painting typical of the avant-garde painting of the 1900s.
Foro Buonaparte, 52, 20121 Milano MI
Schedule: Tue – Sat 10.30 am – 1.30 pm / 3 pm – 7 pm
Chen Zhen’s large scale installations are currently on view at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan, Italy, in the major retrospective exhibition “Short-circuits”. The exhibition runs through 21 February 2021.
Chen Zhen developed his art from the late 1970s. Born and raised in Shanghai, he lived through the Cultural Revolution in China during his adolescence and moved to Paris in 1986. While initially oriented towards painting, he gradually moved towards the creation of installations (creating his first one in 1989). In them, he brought together everyday objects such as beds, chairs, and tables, assembling them in compositions that took the items away from their original functions and into a metaphorical dimension.
Chen Zhen’s art paradigmatically reflects his wish to find a visual synthesis that would integrate the aesthetic dimension of his homeland with that of the places he came in contact with, in a constant, fluid exchange between Eastern and Western thought.
PIRELLI HANGAR BICOCCA
Via Chiese, 2
Open from Thursday to Sunday (10.30-20.30)
Scheduled until February 21, 2021
IL MIO LETTO È UN GIARDINO – MI CAMA ES UN JARDÍN (“MY BED IS A GARDEN”)
The exhibition “My bed is a garden – Mi cama es un jardín. The textiles of the women of Argentina’s dry forest (Santiago del Estero, Argentina)”, by Carolina Orsini, senior curator of MUDEC (Museum of Cultures), offers the visitor an overview of the textile production of the Argentine monte through a selection of bed covers from the private collection of Andreina Rocca Bassetti, donated to MUDEC in 2016.
The fabrics of Santiago are the testimony of how women have been able to develop a great cultural resilience by combining traditional elements with modernity. In the fabrics, the external cultural are assimilates and shaped so to fit the local cultural needs.
Having become fashionable at the end of the 80s, the historical fabrics (XIX – XX century) of Santiago del Estero are now mostly collected in private collections without provenance documentation.
MUDEC – MUSEO DELLE CULTURE
via Tortona 56, Milano
From Tuesday to Sunday: from 9.30 to 19.30
Thursday: from 9.30 to 20.30
03.07.2020 / 08.11.2020
Free entry without reservation (last entry one hour before closing)
INCREDIBLY CLOSE, PHOTO EXHIBITION OF MADDALENA ARCELLONI
Earlier this year, when the lockdown forced the world to click ‘pause’ and isolate, Milan born photographer Maddalena Arcelloni was in Maine, USA, where she had just met a man. Confined in an apartment, the togetherness of the two brought an idea to utilize the art of photography – which Arcelloni works with since 2004 – as a tool to get to know the stranger. The photographs probe the fragments of his skin, imperfections, folds, transmitting the feeling of intimacy from a hyper-realistic perspective.
Until November 20th, Arcelloni presents the imagery showing the body of the unknown and inviting the viewer to join the journey of discovery, in a [moment of history] that forbids the novelty of unexplored places. Exhibited in a range of sizes, the format shots and close-ups present the male body, disapproving perfection and advocating the unidealized.
OTHER SIZE GALLERY
Via Andrea Maffei 1
from 24/09/2020 to 20/11/2020
On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 10:00 to 18:00
From Thursday 24 September to Friday 20 November from 10.00 to 18.00
from Monday to Friday (Saturday and Sunday closed)
Enjoy your excursions! 🙂