Guy Bourdin, an ardent admirer of Alfred Hitchcock and Edward Hopper, was able to condense a whole novel, preferably a noir one, into a single image. At the Armani/Silos, we will discover his storytelling prowess through 100 images selected by Giorgio Armani and the Guy Bourdin Estate's management. Entire rooms with red, green, and pink themes reveal Bourdin’s background as a painter and years of experimentation with saturated colours. In other rooms, his camera plays with mannequins and deconstructed images, proving his surrealist origins. The section devoted to film is a must-see. The images of advertising campaigns, designed to look like crime scenes and inspired by Hitchcock, prove the influence of film in the artist’s work. "At first glance, Guy Bourdin and I don't have much in common," says Giorgio Armani. “His language was incisive, graphic, and resolute. His provocativeness is evident in his work, but what really stands out to me and what I really wanted to emphasise are his creative freedom, his aptitude for storytelling, and his love for film. I share with him an unwillingness to compromise and a refusal to go with the flow. I believe there is no other way to etch your name into the collective imagery.”
Ten years after his death, Milan celebrates the great photographer Gabriele Basilico with an exhibition, created with the scientific collaboration of the Basilico Archive, which includes the display of the master's most important projects where the theme of the city as a complex and refined product of economy and history occupies a central place.
The exhibition welcomes some of the most significant works of the artist's poetics, an internationally known master of drawing. The itinerary follows the evolution of research over time, hence the title of the exhibition.
Like a Short-Circuit. The Media Art of Dara Birnbaum at the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
Art meets Pop culture and mercilessly questions it in the installations of this great experimenter. It’s happening at the Osservatorio, the workshop of ideas of the Fondazione Prada in the heart of Milan.