San Donato Milanese, 13 January 2012 – This exhibition, in which the eternal allure of light and shadow, is interpreted with traditional and innovative techniques, provides an unexpected juxtaposition of 17th century art and street art. This, in a nutshell, is the relay between Georges de La Tour and six young contemporary artists: ivan, Nais, Seacreative, Tawa, Tvboy and Pao. As soon as the masterpieces by the French Caravaggio (admired by 210,000 visitors in Milan) returned to the Louvre museum, on January, 9 the work of the young artists, which painted the exhibition wall just in one night in the ”chiaroscuro’ of the Sala Alessi , as streamed live on the internet, began.
The Exchanges in Art performance was organised by Eni in collaboration with the Milan Town Council, and was curated by Jacopo Perfetti, the Creative Producer of Art Kitchen. The wall, split into six parts, one for each work of art, was moved to the Superground in Via Bussola 4, where it will be exhibited to the general public free of charge from tomorrow.
In being moved from Palazzo Marino to the Superground, the La Tour wall has become a trait d'union between the various areas and souls of the city, between its centre and the suburbs, coming together through the shared medium of art, conceived as a language of exchange between political and social ideas.
The exhibition will be unveiled on Saturday, 14th January, at 15:00, at the Superground in Via Bussola 4, in the presence of the artists. During the event, the video of the live, night-long performance will be broadcast on www.lucisullarte.it.
Exchanges in Art
Organised by Eni in collaboration with the Milan Town Council
Curated by Art Kitchen and Jacopo Perfetti
Works by Nais, Pao, Ivan, Tvboy, Tawa and Seacreative.
Opening: Saturday 14 January 2012, 15:00, in the presence of the artists
Monday-Friday, 10:00-19:00. The exhibition will close on Tuesday 31 January 2012.
Superground, Via Bussola 4, Milano
Metro: MM Romolo.