On the occasion of the second edition of the event P-Art-Y, promoted from Class Exclusive Srl Sangermano the Group with the intention of combining contemporary art, music and culinary excellence, you can admire one of the most historical buildings in Bologna, some works of the master photographer Giovanni Gastel.
Until the 5 February, antique and contemporary meet and give life to a metalanguages polyphony of our times, combining styles, techniques and different poetics.
I'm 24 shots shots on display made by the artist since the nineties. A careful selection which is part of the series My Ladies and portrays actresses, fashion models and friends capturing the personality of the author, with an extraordinary aesthetic and psychological investigation at the same time. The predominant use of black and white, indeed, confirming its image and identity of the protagonists, that become timeless icons. The exhibited images have appeared over the years on some of the major fashion magazines, da Vogue a Vanity Fair.
Besides photographs of Gastel (exposed on the main floor of the building), during P-Art-Y it will be possible to see a collection of drawings of Pino Pascali (in the Chapel Bulgari) and site-specific works of Andrea Bianconi, specially made for the occasion. Three personal three very different artists who dialogue with the wonderful architecture of a historic building in Bologna in the city center and in conjunction with Art Fair: the Municipal Library of Archiginnasio of Bologna, in Piazza Galvani 1.
The exhibition, clean yes Vittoria Coen, It is spread over 1500 square meters (between the area of the chapel, the central cloister, the two landings and two corridors on the first floor of the building). Open to the public daily from 9 to 19, It will become the party scene at the invitation dedicated to art, with international stars of the music world, give her 19 until one in the morning. The opening February 1 was entrusted to Papa DJ followed by VDJ Marco Ossanna. Tonight, Friday 2 February to the console there will be DJ Pope, with the voice of Monika Kiss and the 3 February will be the turn of Alfred Azzetto. The 4 February will be the protagonists of the sax man Aaron Tesser and Wharehouse, followed by Umberto spike and it your band.
Gastel was born in Milan by Ida Pace Visconti di Modrone and Joseph Gastel, entrepreneur. He completed his first aesthetic and cultural education in theater, Also influenced by Luchino Visconti uncle, famous director of cinema and theater, starring in an experimental company. He writes poetry and just 16 age, public Kasbah. from 1972 He began photographing. Between 1975 and the 1976 begins to produce still life for the house Christie's and processes the visual identity of several Italian companies.
Since the early eighties to today Gastel collaborated with more than 50 Italian and international newspapers and published about 130 covers; produced more than 500 including campaigns and catalogs for various fashion maisons and designer of beauty, jewelry and design; It took more than 300 portraits in black and white and color. His 40 years of photography were scored privileged use of the optical bench and the sheets Polaroid 20 x 25, and then open up to digital technologies realizing the new possibilities offered by them to their creativity.
Icon of Italian and international photography, in 2002 He receives the Oscar for photography in the show La Kore Fashion Oscar. He has exhibited in solo shows in Milan, Venezia, New York, Paris and Japan. Several books published, especially poetry. Nel 2015 is output autobiography "An eternal instant" Ed. Mondadori and the following year, The monograph published by Silvana Editoriale S.p.A.. curated by Germano Celant, in which images are collected, documents, statements, testimonies and works to form an unprecedented volume of the whole story of the photographer. Gastel is a permanent member of the Chicago Museum and the Polaroid 2013 He is President of the Association of Professional Photographers (AFIP).
Vittoria Coen is a contemporary art criticism, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. Already consultant at the University of Bologna for the visual arts, He directed the Civic Gallery of Contemporary Art of Trento and the collections of art and history of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Bologna. He has published numerous theoretical essays, including "Constructivism and the Bauhaus" and "The idea and the object, Art between aesthetics and communication ", and held seminars and lectures at various universities in the world.