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When in Rome…

9 Apr

by Dora Bora//

Us Frock n’ Rollers have this thing for fashion. But when you take fashion and top it up with a bit of contemporary art (as you may have already seen here) we tend to bat our eyelashes harder and faster than ever.

And if the roads lead you in Rome, drop by the MAXXI museum and allow the artistic duo Lucy + Jorge Orta to narrate breathtaking “Roman Tales” (“Fabulae Romanae”) in the context of the ZegnArt Project.  A space-centered installation, created specifically for and presented in the MAXXI national museum of XXI Century Arts in collaboration with the museum and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion – London College of Fashion. The art project comprises of highly narrative sculptural work and a video performance that deal and try to interpret some of the most fundamental and recurring concepts of the artists’ body of work: protection, sheltering, movement, ethics and aesthetics.

The installation was made using some innovative Zegna technical fabrics that the artist chose as a means of representing the symbolic function of protection. The result is impressive and strongly represents the grand projects that can be generated when combining fashion with art …

CREDITS: Text:Dora// Photography: courtesy of Ermenegidlo Zegna Group// The Lucy + Jorge Orta Fabulae Romanae project is commissioned by Ermenegildo Zegna Group// Curated by Maria Luisa Frisa// Within MAXXI Art Collection new display – “Tridimensionable”// 22 March – 23 September 2012

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