Lia Rumma Gallery, Milan, the courtyard.
While in Milan I went to the opening of the internationally famous Italian artist Vanessa Beecroft, for her new exhibition and performance at the Galleria Lia Rumma, a big white cube on three levels with even space outside for installation of sculptures, a bonus for a city like Milan where space is at premium. Beecroft created a great performance with more then ten naked models, their bodies like sculptures, painted in different colors, sitting on marble slabs in various poses and moving in a very slow motion under the direction of the artist, who stays out of the scene though when the performance begins.
The live sculptures and the marble ones created a unique, very evocative sculptural group on the main level. It was a rainy day and we had to wait outside long time to allow only 150 people at a time to enter but it was worth the wait.
Vittorio Sgarbi, a famous Italian art historian and art critic, a controversial and genial personality and the curator of Padiglione Italia for the 2011 Venice Biennale. Of course the performance cannot be reproduced with a simple picture, because the two hours presented a continuous change and exchange between the public and the models. Things changed slowly and even my approach to her art as a viewer changed during the time I was there.
Lia Rumma website and click on “current”.
Photography ©by Albarosa Simonetti
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