With “Revolution” at The Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan

The exhibition: Revolution ends on April 4th opened in Milan December 2, 2017 at the Steam Factory in Via Cesare Procaccini 4, it consents to us and to relive the period of the late 60’s up to the legendary 70. You go to revisit the stories, the characters and the objects of that short space of time that changed Italian and world culture. In fact, they are, as well, the ripercors the events that from 1966 to 1970 with testimonies of every kind changed the lives of all of us and not only of that generation. They are represented in 500 ” steps ” (between images, design, film and songs) the social and cultural climate that even with the most famous rock group the Beatles, they managed to outline a ‘time of crisis with historical songs; will continue with Martin Luther King and his battles, obvious to mind with the newsdocuments (such as photos and video material) that attester year the essential journey undertaken in a period of great “of the” revolution in social customs.

The whole environment is filled with high atmosphere which will trace the Music with the help of sophisticated technology that offer autoguiders Sennheiser (now a frontrunner in the electronics sound). The cultural encounter with this environment will take place through an itinerary that will revive the changes of those years, with signs and symbols of fashion, music, and the locals of the time; (you will not even avoid “talking” about drugs). But not only: they will be focused Human Rights and street protests, consumerism, various festivals, (certainly not forgetting: that of Woodstock) and alternative communities. You can be “reported” in the climate ofCarnaby Street in London and that of the Hippies of Haight- A s h bury , of the technological innovation of the Bay Area , of the protests of the French May, of the Isle of Wight and of the arrival of the municipalities that occupied much of America .

The exhibition is curated by Victoria Broackers and Geoffrey Marsh of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London together with Fran Tomasi , ( the first Italian promoter to lead Pink Floyd in Italy ), Clara Tosi Pamphili (fashion journalist and writer), and Alberto Tonti (music critic). This path was designed to wrap the visitor in the environments of that short decade , made to give him certainly atmospheres, objects, memorabilia, art, graphics and especially music of that era, years that perhaps were interminable thanks to those changes that went to pervade a decade of crisis, and a strong climate of rebellion towards the paradigms of the economic boom that had “opened” society, previously, to the bourgeoisie and the upper class. Recalling then that the ’70s go to clash against prejudices and icons of beauty now obsolete, who, until April 4 will want to relive the climate and want to abandon this culture can do so by going to the Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan , in particular :

the Monday : 15:00 to 20:00,

Thursday : 10am to 10pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday : 10: 00-20: 00

Please note that the full ticket is € 16 (pre-sale € 2 ),

Reduced : 14 € (always with pre-sale of € 2 ).

Children from 6 to 13 years: € 10 .

Free   minors of 6 years, one chaperon for each group, two chaperones for each school group, one accompanying person with a disability who needs them, journalists accredited by the Press Office of the Exhibition.



Question of “Words”: The Book Fair in Milan

From 8th to 12th March 2018 , “Tempo di libri “, the publishing fair in Milan will take “body”, and for this time, it will “change skin”, as it will be held on an earlier date than last year. But the organizers “aim higher” on this occasion, given that they had not aligned as well before the Turin Book Fair ; therefore, at present they would like to increase the past turnout of 73 thousand visitors in 2017.

News for the book fair

Another novelty of “Tempo di libri” 2018, (produced by the book Factory), is in the location, which this time will be in a new location: in the old Fiera di Milano , or central: Fieramilanocity , at Portello. Another change: the Fair will “host” another director: Andrea Kerbaker , famous manager, but also university professor, writer and founder of Kasa dei Libri (Largo Aldo De Benedetti 4, Milan) , who has created a large space dedicated to books, in the neighborhood that now enjoys a renewed “life”, that is: Isola.

The director will replace the previous Chiara Valerio and will inherit “Time of books”, now eagerly awaited review of the world of reading. Just Kerbaker has been made official at the assembly of the Italian Association of Publishers , and also together with the appointment of the new president of the same, namely:Ricardo Franco Levi. “We will be able to have everyone with joy a wonderful event in Turin, a beautiful in Milan and many others in Bari, Palermo, throughout Italy . One can not be seen to compete with each other,” says Levi.

Last year, the Fair had reached these “numbers”: to start with, it had involved 552 publishers , according to the characters, stories, testimonies and items were then distributed 720 events with 2 thousand guests . Thus, the House of Books, among many adventures (lasting 5 days), had seen 60 participate 796 people in Fiera- Rho , and for another 100 out of the Fuori Fiera offices , 12 others were counted 133 , and to conclude, many attendance had participated in the review that had also guaranteed 1 million views held in streaming.

For these reasons we have even chosen a date that goes away from that of the Turin Motor Show (in order to contrast it more). Meanwhile, we remind you that the Turin Book Fair will be held from 10 to 14 May 2018 . But we wanted to “oppose” this event also at the Salone del Mobile (Milan ) or the Miart . The guide of Kerbaker will hopefully interest even more public, allowing us to glimpse an alternative to the Turin Book Fair, using: authors, different proposals, including even the smallest. This is the intention of the new Book Fair currently hosted in Milan: so come on, numerous! It will really be worth it.

Tintoretto in Venice

For an exceptional setting, that is: Palazzo Ducale, Venice, from September 2018 to January 2019, will host the most famous works of the painter: Tintoretto, but the exhibition will also interest the G allerie of the Academy: most of his paintings , will include the whole artistic process of the painter , in honor of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Tintoretto (one of the most important artistic figures of all time and Italian extraction, for more ) . It will start with the works of its beginnings, to get to the beginnings of the last creative phase.

A “reimagined” city for a fairytale artist

To celebrate Jacopo Tintoretto, the city of Venice Civic Museums of the same, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the Gallerie dell’Accademia, the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, the Patriarchal Curia of Venice, the Ministry of Heritage and Activities cultural and tourism and the Superintendency for Artistic and Historical Heritage of Venice, will create, ad hoc for Tintoretto, a creative and magnificent space, able to cover the place of a real celebration in Italian style to remember one of the greatest exponents of the 16th century culture and painting. The presentation took place at the end of 2017 at Ca ‘Farsetti, under the watchful eye of the mayor, Luigi Brugnaro , of the president and director of the Civic Museums Foundation of Venice, Mariacristina Gribaudi and Gabriella Belli, of the curator Frederick Ilchman , of the exhibition manager National Gallery of Art Washington Dodge Thompson, of the director of the Gallerie dell’Accademia di Venezia Paola Marini, of the Guardian Grando of the Scuola Grande of San Rocco FrancoPosocco , and of the Superintendent of Fine Arts and Landscape for Venice and Lagoon, Emanuela Carpani .

Meanwhile, it can be said that, there will be two places affected by the works of the great painter. To begin with, the beginning of his “artistic phase” will be hosted by the Gallerie dell’Accademia, and the final part, from Palazzo Ducale, always intense and fantastic as a background. In February, the same exhibition will be held by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, also holding a special role, as it will represent the first time Tintoretto in North America. ” We are proud to realize an exhibition with extraordinary works together with the people who love Venice and with the collaboration of multiple institutions – declared the first citizen. This project is the sign that the city has changed pace. The exhibition will in fact be realized with the resources we have already saved, thanks to an economic soundness obtained with a careful efficiency . The idea of ​​collaborating with the National Gallery is a matter of particular pride. In addition to telling Tintoretto in America, this exhibition will show what Italy is “.

“Venice – added Gribaudi – continues, through its works of art, to speak to the world and to create continuous relationships because we are convinced that art is a great instrument of peace”. The exhibition, therefore, has the intent to present with due care and attention, a magnificent Venetian painter for the history of the art of Veneto and of Italy in general . In addition we must add that the (research) project was followed by numerous and famous world art historians. And some have also left interesting statements, such as that of: Belli who has supported: ” ” It was since 1937 that the city did not host a major exhibition dedicated to the painter, for this reason – said Belli – we proposed the idea to a great international museum like the National Gallery of Art in Washington, which lives on cultural promotion and has no entrance fee ” . Taking up again the “ranks” of the same exhibition of the artist at the Museo del Prado, other op erations have been added , including more than 70 paintings and a rare “nucleus” of drawings that characterize all of his creative process.

As for the exhibition at the Academy, the major works of his youth will be highlighted, called the ” funambulist experimenter “, (not to mention the classic: “Miracle of the slave”, which “will fill” our eyes) . The review of his paintings will even allow the restoration of 15 paintings that will allow us to admire the true original colors. “An occasion of extraordinary importance for conservative purposes”, underlined the Superintendent Carpani . All this will certainly not prevent us from rediscovering the more or less characteristic sides of the great painter’s art and will leave the sides of the whole artistic path uncovered, which allowed and allowed the great XVIth century to “take advantage” of his happy hand (with which embellished palaces and churches everywhere in the Veneto). Also important are the introductions of faces and “collateral” events that designed the whole 1500 (and above all Venetian). But he was also essential in architecture, history, music and textiles, because many in these fields were inspired by him. This event will also be able to: spread with its art, educational projects for children. This is what we will offer, if we want, from September, Venice to every tourist in the world.