12 June-26 August 2012. Triennale displays this exhibition, entitled “Kitsch – Today the kitsch”, which pays homage to Italian art critic, painter and philosopher Gillo Dorfles.
On display are a series of works by international artists, who contributed at various levels and more or less intentionally to the diffusion of the culture of kitsch.
Among the artists are Adriana Bisi Fabbri, Alberto Savinio, Gianfilippo Usellini, Enrico Baj, Salvador Dalì, Luigi Ontani, Felipe Cardeña, Antonio Fomez, Leonard Streckfus, Corrado Bonomi, Limbania Fieschi, Mario Molinari and Rutger (Rudy) Van der Velde.
Dorfles was the first one to define the concept of kitsch with his book published in 1968 entitled “Kitsch: Anthology of bad taste”, which focused on the various articulations of this concept and the evolution of bad taste in modern art, music, cinema, advertisement, design and architecture. Dorfles believes that some masterpieces of the history of art such as Mos&eacut