CROSSROADS: Photographies from "Moda & Cinema" on view at the National Automobile Museum in Turin
"Italia e America, dalla ricostruzione al boom economico (1945-1965)"
curated by Luca Beatrice
MAUTO, Museo dell'automobile di Torino
29.03.2017 - 25.06.2017
The gallery Paci contemporarary is pleased to announce that some photographs from the collection "Moda & Cinema" (Bert Stern, Douglas Kirkland, Pierluigi Praturlon, Tazio Secchiaroli, Pietro Pascuttini, Pierluigi Praturlon) will be on display at the National Automobile Museum in Turin from March 29th to June 25th, 2017 for the exhibition project "CROSSROADS. Italy and America, from the reconstruction to the economic boom (1945-1965)" aimed to investigate the Italian and American socio-cultural context between the second postwar period and the 60s, trying to discover the mutual contaminations and influences.
The first part of the exhibition is conceived as a journey into visual, musical and film influences with reference to authors and artists who have portrayed the imaginary of the most revolutionary era of the XXth history: the Beat Generation, the abstraction and the Pop Art, the Cinecittà authors and the main characters of the Hollywood myth, the photographs - from D. Hopper to Nino Migliori, through Bert Stern and Tazio Secchiamoli - and the universe of communication - Armando Testa, Pino Pascali and Carosello, the first television broadcasts, the magazines and comics that marked an era. The exhibition will be developed in three main thematic areas, that link America and Italy and their historical / cultural contexts: 1) "On the Road vs. La strada", with the story of the everyday landscape in the eyes of young Americans and the reconstruction theme in Italy, between the boom of the infrastructures and the rural and peripheral landscape. 2) "Cinecittà vs. Hollywood" or the Italy of the Dolce Vita and the American Dream: advertising and television exploding in the public and private dimensions. 3) "Dive & Latin Lover", the pin-ups and the stereotype of bodybuilder in America and a journey between the myths of Italian beauty.
In the second part of the exhibition, the one strictly dedicated to the cars, will be developed the theme of confrontation and dialogue between Italian car design and car-American design in those years. It 'a fundamental element in the design history, because in the Second postwar period, the mutual influences of the two styles - the Italian and American - have been the engine of all future evolutions of the design.
For more information, visite the website of the Museum: http://www.museoauto.it/website/it