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Franco Califano, muore il celebre cantante maledetto della canzone italiana

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Franco Califano, muore il celebre cantante maledetto della canzone italiana

Muore nella sua casa ad Acilia, vicino Roma, il famoso cantante Franco Califano, deceduto all’età di 74 anni in seguito ad una lunga grave malattia, conosciuto con il nome di ‘er Califfo’, poeta, attore e personaggio rocambolesco per el sue amicizie pericolose e il suo stile di vita fuori dagli schemi, ma un grande interprete della musica italiana. Uomo di gran fascino noir nella sua giovinezza, al pari di celebrità internazionali come Jean Paul Belmondo e Alain Delon, il bello maledetto italiano per antonomasia, ma un personaggio di grande carisma lanciato ad una vita vissuta pienamente tra agi e vicende legali, ma innamorato della sua musica coinvolgente.

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“The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk”, exhibition at the Arkitekturmuseet of Stockholm

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THE FASHION WORLD OF JEAN PAUL GAULTIER
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
15 June – 22 September 2013
Arkitekturmuseet
“Prepare for wonder and laughter.”
EVA FRIEDE — The Montreal Gazette
“[…] the exhibition devoted to the iconoclastic French couturier is a triumph.”
SUZY MENKES — The New York Times
From June 15 to September 22, 2013, Arkitekturmuseet will present THE FASHION WORLD OF JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the first international exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier.
Lena Rahoult, Director of The Swedish Museum of Architecture, comments:
“A classic always has its appointed place. Jean Paul Gaultier’s popular touch, unconstrained and exuberant creativity convey a very forceful message to society. An inspiring world in which everyone can assert their own identity, unimpeded by discrimination and prejudice. We are proud to be able to invite visitors to a fashion exhibition that is a natural part of the museum’s design mission”.
Gaultier launched his first prêt-à-porter collection in 1976 and founded his own couture house in 1997. Dubbed fashion’s enfant terrible by the press from the time of his first runway shows in the 1970s, Jean Paul Gaultier is indisputably one of the most important fashion designers of recent decades. Very early, his avant-garde fashions reflected an understanding of a multicultural society’s issues and preoccupations, shaking up – with invariable good humour – established societal and aesthetic codes.
More of a contemporary installation than a fashion retrospective, this major exhibition, which features 120 ensembles and numerous documents, is particularly innovative in the theatrical mise en scène and multimedia approach provided by UBU/Compagnie de création’s animated mannequins. Most of these pieces are being exhibited for the first time in Sweden, with exceptional loans from Madonna and Pedro Almodovar to name a few. Fashion show recordings, television programmes, films, videos, sketches and photographs by leading photographers as Andy Warhol, David LaChapelle and Cindy Sherman complete the world of Gaultier.
“I think the way people dress today is a form of artistic expression. Saint Laurent, for instance, has made great art. Art lies in the way the whole outfit is put together. Take Jean Paul Gaultier. What he does is really art,” said Andy Warhol (Mondo Uomo, 1984).

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Maison Jean Paul Gaultier. JoliCoeur International is the official supplier of mannequins for the exhibition.
Nathalie Bondil, Director and Chief Curator of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts started the project with the ambition of creating an exhibition about Jean Paul Gaultier because of his great humanity, his open minded vision of society where everyone can be proud and distinctive because of his/her own identity, as much as for his technical virtuosity.
The exhibition’s curator, Thierry-Maxime Loriot, has succeeded in designing a Gaultier-esque creation in the form of an exuberant theatrical exhibition.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, exhibition at the Kunsthal Rotterdam Museumpark

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The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, exhibition at the Kunsthal Rotterdam Museumpark

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
10 February to 12 May 2013
Jean Paul Gaultier is coming to Rotterdam!
The Kunsthal Rotterdam proudly presents the exhibition ‘The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’. Gaultier has shaped the look of fashion over the last 35 years with his avant-garde fashion creations and cutting-edge designs. The first international exhibition of this celebrated and famed French couturier’s work provides a spectacular overview of his extensive oeuvre. Initiated and produced by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Maison Jean Paul Gaultier in Paris and the Kunsthal Rotterdam, the exhibition brings to life the world of Gaultier and gives a unique opportunity to visitors to have access to haute couture, stage and movie costumes.
Nathalie Bondil, Director and Chief Curator of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts started the project with the ambition of creating an exhibition about Jean Paul Gaultier because of his great humanity, his open minded vision of society where everyone can be proud and distinctive because of his/her own identity, as much as for his technical virtuosity.
Street Culture, Craftsmanship and Haute Couture
Since his first ready-to-wear collection was presented in 1976, Jean Paul Gaultier has become an integral part of the fashion and pop culture scene and an international icon. Provocative and bold, he has been designing the quirky and the offbeat almost forty years and through this work questions established conventions. Gaultier takes inspiration for his collections from world cultures, from Africa and India to Russia and Greece. He effortlessly combines Hussar and Mongol influences with those of the Hasidic Jews, the Chinese and even the Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo. By twisting, transforming, transgressing and reinterpreting existing codes, Gaultier erases not only the boundaries between cultures but also between the sexes, creating androgynous shapes and playing with hyper-sexualized conventions in the fashion industry.With his flawless awareness of the zeitgeist, he taps into existing cultures and subcultures such as the world of sailors, punks, glam rock and graffiti.
From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk
‘TheFashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier’ is more of a contemporary installation than a retrospective. Over a hundred and forty original creations from the early 1970s to the present day, and from both his haute couture collections and his ready-to-wear lines, can be seen at the Kunsthal. Most of these pieces are being exhibited for the first time in the Netherlands, with exceptional loansfrom Madonna and Pedro Almodovar to name a few. Fashion show recordings,television programmes, films, videos, sketches and photographs by leading photographers complete the world of Gaultier. In this multimedia exhibition, thirty unique mannequins wearing remarkable wigs and headdresses by Odile Gilbert, founder of the Atelier 68 in Paris, come ‘alive’ with interactive faces created by technologically ingenious audiovisual projections, surprising visitors with their life­like presence. Poetic and playful, the production, designand staging of this dynamic audiovisual element has been produced by Denis Marleau and Stéphanie Jasmin of UBU/Compagnie de création from Montreal, Canada. A dozen celebrities, including Gaultier himself, have lent their faces-projected on to the mannequins – and often their voices to this project. Jolicoeur International from Canada have designed all the mannequins and the scenography was created by Projectiles from Paris.
The exhibition’s curator, Thierry-Maxime Loriot, has succeeded in designing a Gaultier-esque creation in the form of an exuberant theatrical exhibition.”With this unique access to the world of Jean Paul Gaultier and hautecouture, visitors will discover a real artist. He initiates trends rather than following them, which explains why he is still relevant after 35years. This exhibit is not simply a reminiscent of the past but rather a link to the present as seen through the eyes of Jean Paul Gaultier”, mentioned Thierry-Maxime Loriot.
Artistic Collaboration
Jean Paul Gaultier’s unique creativity leads him to collaborate with other artistic disciplines. He has worked with film directors such as Pedro Almodovar, Peter Greenaway and Luc Besson, and in modern dance and music with Kylie Minogue,Tina Turner, Lady Gaga and Madonna. The exhibition includes designs for costumes worn in films such as ‘The Fifth Element’ and ‘Kika’ (Pedro Almodovar), and fashion worn by celebrities such as Catherine Deneuve, Bjork, Grace Jones and Carla Bruni.  Ample space has been dedicated to fashion photography including work by contemporary photographers and well-known artists like Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, David LaChapelle, Richard Avedon, Robert Doisneau, Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh andPierre et Gilles. Work by well-known Dutch photographers such as Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Anton Corbijn and Marc de Groot has also been requested for loan especially for the exhibition in Rotterdam.
The Exhibition ‘The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: from the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’ is organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with Maison Jean Paul Gaultier.

Enzo Jannacci, muore il famoso poeta in scarpe da tennis della canzone italiana

March 30, 2013 Leave a comment

Enzo Jannacci, muore il famoso poeta in scarpe da tennis della canzone italiana

Muore all’età di 77 anni il famoso cantautore, cabarettista, attore Enzo Jannacci, professionalmente cardiologo, ma denominato il poeta in scarpe da tennis, nonché uno tra i maggiori protagonisti della scena musicale italiana del dopoguerra. La morte arriva nella giornata di ieri allo ore 20,30 presso la clinica Columbus, circondato dai suoi familiari, dopo una lunga malattia. La sua arte musicale rappresenta una naturale forza dirompente grazie al contributo di stile riversano nella storia della musica italiana palesando un linguaggio vivo, diverso innovativo per la canzone nazional-popolare, identificato nella sua milanesità, nonostante fosse di origine pugliese, ma milanese di nascita.

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