Art and fabric: Kimsooja

With her fifth presece to the Venice Art Biennial, Kimsooja, internationally acclaimed artist known for her video art, transforms the Corean Pavillion in a coloured box able to move and upset.

With “To Breath: Bottari” collective and intimate are mixed transforming the exhibition space in a very special place. Fabrics, sounds, strong colours, shadows effects tell about the Eastern culture and the personal memory. Fabrics are lying on the floor, coloured corean quilts become existential sculptures in which there’s all the Eastern feminine culture and the nostalgia of an exiled artist at the same time.

Are you in Italy on holiday? Exhibitions you can’t miss!

The Italian cultural scene offers, for this summer, a rich event’s agenda. Photography, painting, video and design: here a short list of exhibitions you can’t miss.

In Venice Antoni Tàpies’ “eye”, his way of perceiving things, of looking around himself without limits of time and space. One of the key exponent of the 20th century is exhibited till 24th of November in the wonderful Fortuny Palace.

After Eindhoven, London and Boston Disobedience Archive is presented at Castello di Rivoli Contemporary Art Museum. It is an exhibition that explores the links between contemporary art practices, cinema, tactical media and political activism: an occasion to see an important archive of images constantly evolving (till 1st of September).

Fascinating as usual Luigi Ghirri’s photography is exposed at Maxxi in Rome (till 27th of October), with the project “Thinking Images” that includes 300 pictures.

For the design lovers, the Milan Triennale offers (till 8th of September) a great exhibition dedicated to the Italian jewelry design, from the Fifties to the present, from the Rationalism to the Post Modern and the Minimalism.

NEW FACES FROM THE DESIGN SCENE: JON STAM

Together with Lauren Bethan Wood and Seung-Yong Song, Jon Stam is the young designer who has won the 2013 edition of the prestigious Designer of the Future Award launched in 2006 by Design Miami/ Basel. The prize that every year rewards the originality and the coolness of young studios or designers, this time is dedicated to the young Canadian boy graduated in Eindhoven, the European design capital.

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