Gianluigi Colin’s Mytographies

14 April-17 May 2012. This exhibition, entitled Mythographies, displays 12 large scale works by the Italian artist Gianluigi Colin. Colin represents an original and autonomous voice in the Italian artistic landscape and focuses on the symbols of contemporary society. His favorite subjects are current icons and happenings, carefully selected among the ocean of information given by mass media.

Mytographies focuses on the role of the planets Venus, Mars, Saturn and Mercury in present societies. Through this series of works Colin investigates on the relationship between ancient and contemporary myths and analyses how present society has reinterpreted and re-elaborated classical mythology. For Colin mass media represent today a sort of new Olympus, where the earthly, yet unreachable divinities sent messages, which influence poor mortals, modifying their actions and forming their consciences. Colin uses distorted images from the newspapers, photographed and printed on newspaper. After some further stratification, the artist finally intervenes with new distortions.

Colin, who lives and works between Rome and Milan, displayed his works at the Arengario of Milano in 1998, at the Cultural Centre Recoleta of Buenos Aires in 2002, at the Manege Museum of S. Petersburg in 2003 and in 2011 at the Museo Madre of Naples, at the Bienal del Fin del Mundo in Ushuaia and at the Museum IVAM of Valencia. 

Tue-Sar 10.00-13.00, 15.00-19.00.

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Address Fondazione Marconi Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. Via Tadino 15, Milan, tel. 02 29 41 92 32.

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Gianluigi Colin’s Mytographies

Fondazione Marconi Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. Via Tadino 15, Milan, tel. 02 29 41 92 32.