Francesco Vezzoli | The Trinity

©Musacchio/Ianniello/Napolitano Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

Francesco Vezzoli | The Trinity

MAXXI in Rome, MoMA PS1 in New York and MOCA in Los Angeles are now for the first time collaborating on a new over-ambitious project named The Trinity, an exhibition that presents the art of Francesco Vezzoli to the public. Displaying 15 years of work in three separated but related exhibitions, this first extensive international retrospective pays tribute to the most brilliant Italian artists of his generation. Each exhibition examines in depth the fundamental aspects and the artist’s work and its evolution.

©Musacchio/Ianniello/Napolitano Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

At MAXXI, Galleria Vezzoli reconstructs the timeline of the artist’s research, from the early 1995 embroidered tapestries, photographs and videos latest, up to the last marble sculptures.  The section devoted to the subject of self portraits offers to the public a broader reflection on individual and collective identity. Another reflection, this time induced by the ironic title of the exhibition and by its display, is about the role of the contemporary museum as a receiver of works of art and as a keeper of their value.

©Musacchio/Ianniello/Napolitano Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

Gallery Vezzoli presents the artistic career of Vezzoli with a collection of more than ninety works, some exhibited for the first time. The artist’s works are a compilation of references and quotations of art house cinema, Hollywood films, and the history of art, of fashion and of politics, whatever their category. All of these belonging either to the worlds of the “high” or the “low” culture. Inspired by themes from the popular imagination, Vezzoli adopts mass-media mechanisms. Then, he exposes their processes and mechanisms, and the logic behind them. The galleries of the MAXXI, created by Zaha Hadid, have been totally transformed for this exceptional exhibition with red damask, wainscoting, stucco, niches and classical sculptures, forming a new art space within the museum itself.

©Musacchio/Ianniello/Napolitano Courtesy Fondazione MAXXI

In New-York, a real giant and charming XIX century church, originally built in the south of Italy, will be deconstructed and re-located in the yard of MoMAPS1. Lastly, MOCA, in Los Angeles, will open Cinema Vezzoli. This exhibition will present the artist’s satire about the world of classic European cinema and contemporary Hollywood stardom, emphasising his position on today’s obsession with fame, politics and the public exposure of private issues. The works of Vezzoli will be unveiled little by little as each exhibition will open one after the other, creating a progressive discover and a gradual wonder for the public, until they will be finally open at the same time.

Francesco Vezzoli | The Trinity
Galleria Vezzoli, MAXXI, Roma
29 May – 24 November 2013

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