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purtroppo già terminata alla gagosian gallery di Roma l’esposizione di “GREED, A New Fragrance by Francesco Vezzoli” progetto in cui l’artista replica le strategie e l’estetica del lancio di un nuovo profumo
La mostra prevedeva un video diretto da Roman Polanski in cui Michelle Williams e Natalie Portman lottano affannosamente per il possesso di una bottiglia della fragranza Greed, accompagnato da una galleria di testimonial del profumo che risultano essere ritratti ricamati di importanti e conosciute personalità femminili dell’arte
in mostra a Roma, fino al 26 Aprile, a Palazzo Incontro, in via dei Prefetti 22
Rotterdam-based photographer Ari Versluis and profiler Ellie Uyttenbroek have worked together since October 1994. Inspired by a shared interest in the striking dress codes of various social groups, they have systematically documented numerous identities over the last 14 years. Rotterdam’s heterogeneous, multicultural street scene remains a major source of inspiration for Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek, although since 1998 they have also worked in cities abroad.
They call their series Exactitudes: a contraction of exact and attitude. By registering their subjects in an identical framework, with similar poses and a strictly observed dress code, Versluis and Uyttenbroek provide an almost scientific, anthropological record of people’s attempts to distinguish themselves from others by assuming a group identity. The apparent contradiction between individuality and uniformity is, however, taken to such extremes in their arresting objective-looking photographic viewpoint and stylistic analysis that the artistic aspect clearly dominates the purely documentary element.
Wim van Sinderen, Senior Curator Museum of Photography, The Hague
“L’ exactitude n’est pas la vérité”