A very intense historical period that saw the birth, growth and distinction of great artists, men and women, united by a thought of artistic life. Non-conformist and revolutionary in its own way, the Italian Pop Art becomes the protagonist of an exhibition scheduled at the Stadium of Domitian, from the 16 September to the 30 October.
SPIRIT OF ROME - The Italian Pop Art in the Piazza del Popolo School covers the years of the movement, its characters and the relationship that they had with the city. Testimony of that is living the Sergio Lombardo artist will attend the opening - the 16 September at 18: 00 with Prof. Francesco Gallo Mazzeo, curator of the exhibition - To tell the artistic value of that era and the cultural climate that lived in the city of Rome: a lounge of meetings and discussions, the Roman experience, in which thoughts, plasticity, passions, icons and forms have become history and tracks to follow for artists of subsequent generations.
On display along with the paintings of the great masters of Italian Pop Art - Mario Schifano, Tano Festa, Franco Angeli, Renato Mambor, Cesare Tacchi, Pino Pascali and Sergio Lombardo - Also documents and images coming from 'Archives in Latin State.
"With the exhibition SPIRIT OF ROME is celebrated a historical period considered among the most fertile in Italian contemporary art – It emphasizes Emanuele Lamaro who have been entrusted conception and realization of the exhibition project. The protagonists of this extraordinary adventure, considered by many as a 'pop art Italian' or 'school of Piazza del Popolo', were a group of young artists in different backgrounds and for language, who shared the cultural climate of Rome late '50 that it would in a short time led to the creation of a new expressive code, in some revolutionary ways, such as to exert a lasting influence on the art world ".
The exhibition designed for the Stadium of Domitian aims to represent some glimpses of that time, through selected works of a decade expression "mythical." The exhibition is enriched by documents and images that intend to introduce visitors is the artistic values is certain socio-cultural fragments of such an exciting time for the city of Rome as the Italian modernity. "Never as in those years Rome was the stage of the new international trends and artists of Piazza del Popolo there were the actors" Lamaro continues.
But how did you meet the characters who shaped the so-called School of Piazza del Popolo? Emanuele Lamaro he asked Sergio Lombardo in a dialogue with the artist: "There was a formal meeting, we knew each other because we frequented the places of night life and international culture, but above all because we were very different from conformist artists of the time - says Sergio Lombardo. In Italy there were only two official artistic currents: the Socialist Realism and a type of poetic traditionalism Mannerist the "moonlight". Both currents were traditionalist and especially "heteronomous", however, carriers of prepackaged dirigiste content. Each of us, despite coming from different disciplines and experiences, he wanted to be an innovator in the way of living, an "engineer of everyday life", to quote Arvatov. We were free, modern, a bit 'night, a bit' existentialists. We all found ourselves between Piazza del Popolo and Piazza di Spagna, in the tourist area, the Americans, the Roman nobility, the nightlife and we attended the only two galleries exhibiting international art: La Tartaruga of Plinio de Martiis Square the People and the Ascent of Gian Tomaso Liverani to the Spanish Steps. "
SPIRIT OF ROME - The Italian Pop Art in the Piazza del Popolo School It is the side event first edition of the international competition ART PRIZE ROME 2016, A new prestigious award every two years designed by Amedeo Demitry - art advisor and curator - And organized by Artiamo Events.
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