The Italian Cultural Institute of Bratislava presents an exhibition by Lucia Marcucci, a contemporary artist and one of the main exponents of visual poetry in Italy, whose works have been presented at four Venice Biennales and which were recently honoured in Paris as part of a major Dior Prêt-à-porter show.
The exhibition will be held from 26 May 26 to 2 July and is one of the most important initiatives of the 15th edition of the Dolce Vitaj Festival, the Italian festival in Slovakia that has been presenting cultural excellence, Made in Italy and the Italian lifestyle every year since 2007.
Lucia Marcucci (Florence, 1933) is one of the main exponents of Gruppo 70, a movement that emerged in the 1960s. The aim of Gruppo 70 was to re-evaluate the word at a time when we were experiencing a vast expansion in mass media. His works mix slogans taken from the media with images that have a powerful, evocative effect .
For the Dior fashion house, Lucia Marcucci created the piece ‘Vetrata di poesia visiva’ (Visual Poetry Window), a large installation that transformed the environment of the prêt-à-porter show into a majestic stage with coloured images and lights, recalling the sacred dimension of the polychrome stained glass windows of Gothic cathedrals. The contemporary windows, designed by Lucia Marcucci, were made up of modern pop images that were put into dialogue with masterpieces of art history , from Giotto to Piero della Francesca, from Georges de La Tour to Claude Monet, creating associations that put the artist at the centre of the debate on the new feminism and communication in the context of the digital revolution.
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