Fondazione Giuliani per l’arte contemporanea | Francesco Vezzoli. Party Politics
a new project by Francesco Vezzoli
with the special contribution of Filippo Ceccarelli
From April 16th to July 19th 2019
By exploring the power of contemporary popular culture, Francesco Vezzoli continues to deal with the fundamental ambiguity of truth, the seduction of language and the extreme vulnerability of human characters. Using multiple media, from video and performance to photography and embroidery, Vezzoli creates works full of references and quotes that challenge the distinctions between “high” art and popular culture.
Francesco Vezzoli has achieved fame with his films starring pop icons and celebrities while his most recent production reflects on the iconography of the Italian past, as well as in the exhibition at the Giuliani Foundation, Party Politics, where he analyzes the relationships between politics, entertainment and visual art. Using a selection of archival photographs taken mainly in the 1980s by photojournalists, the exhibition explores both the slow decline in political commitment and the departure from radicalism and the idea of collectivity that pervaded the decades of the 1960s and 1970s, both the progressive imposition of an era marked by hedonism and social life.