November in Milan: it’s time to explore exhibitions, events and talks connected to the Photo Vogue Festival 2018. It’s an opportunity to learn more about the strong link between images and fashion, as it’s an unique international festival devoted to fashion photography.
On this occasion, the project Italian Panoramais the result of the partnership that involves both Giorgio Armani and Vogue Italia, according to their commitment to support new generations of talented creatives. It takes the form of a group exhibition at Armani/Silos, that aims at showcasing some of the most original young representatives of Italian fashion photography. The exhibition is on from November 15thto December 9th, 2018 and testify to the creative capacity and the dynamism of the genre.
At Armani/Silos are on display the vibrant colours of Luca Anzalone (recalling iconic representation from the Humanism), the controlled flawlessness of Dario Catellani or the ambivalent magnetism of Dario Salamone. And the soft shapes and the clean lines of Maddalena Arcelloni and Bea De Giacomo that are at odds with the quirky eroticism of the Scandebergs or the unusual angles of Alessio Boni, the plastic poses by Nicolò Bagnati and the unexpected portraits by Alessandro Furchino Capria, the delicacy of Luca Campri and the mysterious moods of Vito Fernicola, the sleek sensuality of Alexandra Von Fuerst and the lyrical realism of Paolo Zerbini. Other exposed works are by Maurizio Bavutti, Giovanni Corabi, Clara Giaminardi, Adrianna Glaviano, Arianna Lago, Francesco Nazardo and Leonardo Scotti.
The authors stand out in the photography scene through the individuality of their visions, as related to fashion, and in their varied methods of exploration of how these are presented and represented. Collectively, they express a powerful contemporary aesthetic, that includes, for instance, elements like the blurring of the boundaries between genres and categories of photography, the return of analogue phoyography, a close eye on social and political themes, a versatile narrative capacity, with a strong impact on both print and social media, and a radically different way of depicting the body and movement. And Armani / Silos seems to be the most suitable location for this exhibition and its creativity, since Giorgio Armani himself decided to call this venue “silos, because this building (a granary from the ‘50s) was used to store food, which is, of course, essential for life. For [him], just as much as food, clothes are also a part of life”.
Paola Sammartano is a journalist specialized in arts and photography based in Milan, Italy
15 November – 9 December 2018
Armani / Silos
Via Bergognone 40, Milan, Italy