Friday, 14 January 2011

8½ Trussardi's celebration

above: Martin Creed's neon, 2006  below: Darren Almond's video installation, 2003
Yesterday was the opening day of “8½”, the original exhibition 
conceived to celebrate the Trussardi Group's hundredth 
anniversary curated by Fondazione Nicola Trussardi's 
artistic director Massimiliano Gioni and produced 
with Fondazione Pitti Discovery.

Pawel Althamer's 'Balloon', 1999-2007
To celebrate this milestone occasion the Fondazione Trussardi 
makes its first foray outside of Milan bringing to the monumental 
spaces of Stazione Leopolda in Florence the works of 
13 international contemporary artists.

above: Urs Fischer's 'House of bread', 2004 below: Maurizio Cattelan's 'We', 2010

Fondazione Nicola Trussardi is a nomadic museum that stages 
public art exhibitions in unconventional spaces: historic buildings, 
forgotten structures or city landmarks restored or reopened. 
The Florentine setting being the old railway station 
built at the half of the eighteenth century, a protected
heritage site of historic and architectural interest.

Paul McCharty's 'Static (pink)', 2004-2009
“8½” shows the works of Darren Almond, Pawel Althamer, John Bock,
Maurizio Cattelan, Martin Creed, Tacita Dean, Elmgreen & Dragset,
Urs Fischer, Fischli & Weiss, Paul McCarthy, Paola Pivi, Anri Sala and
Tino Sehgal: artists who established themselves over the last decades
as some of the most significant figures in the global's art scene.

view from inside Urs Fischer's 'House of bread'
Once again fashion and art work together to convey and spread
culture exposing the broadest audience to intellectual 
awareness yet allowing everyone to get a taste of 
what's going on in today's world of fine arts.

in the background: Paola Pivi's 'One love' photographic print, 2007

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