Encounter with Jeff Koons at Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Encounter with Jeff Koons at Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Admission free, reservations compulsory


The Palazzo delle Esposizioni will be hosting an encounter with American artist Jeff Koons at 6 pm on Tuesday 2 July. Koons, whom many consider to be a fully-fledged icon of neo-pop, has three works from his recent Antiquity series on display in the "Empire State" exhibition.  The Antiquity series comprises pictures showing Classical Greek statues representing Aphrodite, the goddess of love, and Dionysus, the god of wine, juxtaposed with images and citations taken from Koons' own artistic output.
Antiquity 1 depicts the marble group of Delos, a prosperous trading island, in which Pan, a god with goat's feet, harasses Aphrodite, who reacts by playfully threatening him with a sandal.  Given that Greek statues were painted with bright colours in their own day, in order to achieve a hyper-realistic effect Koons clads his own sculptures in a lively polychromy. The surface of his works is perfectly smooth because he assigns the utmost importance to every square inch of them, and this somehow puts him on the same wavelength as the artists of ancient Greece who devoted every effort to achieving mimesis, or the perfection of imitation.  It is precisely this promise of perfection, concealed in modernity but enacted in New York, that Koons explores and exploits.

Jeff Koons will be meeting with visitors in the Sala Cinema at 6 pm on Tuesday 2 July.
Admission free, reservations compulsory.
For reservations: info@palaexpo.it

Sala Cinema
Staircase of via Milano, 9A
Admission free, reservations compulsory: : info@palaexpo.it

data 02/07/2013 orario: 18:00
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