The Italian museums attract foreign tourists sometimes even more of the beaches, landscapes and monuments that Italy can offer. Many are those prefer to visit a museum in the evening, in the silence and stillness of a night tour. We talked in the post Unmissable exhibitions in Milan this summer about the exhibition at Mudec, the Palazzo della Ragione and the Palazzo Reale, which they are open for two days a week in the evening. In Milan there are also other museums that prolong the opening hours after dinner and definitely worth a visit. This is now a routine for the Italian museums and offers the public an opportunity to discover new venues, following the standards of the most important places in the international culture.
Among the evening shows we point out that the Hangar Bicocca exhibition dedicated to the German artist Carsten Holler “Doubt”. The exhibition alternates historical works including “Upside-Down Goggles” to the more recent ones like “Two Flying Machines” or “Double Carousel”, a carousel for adults which causes feelings of euphoria and amazement.
An excellent opportunity to discover this artist who as a former scientist then tacked on art, becoming one of the most visionary artists and most quoted which has already exhibited works at the Hayward Gallery in London, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, at the Contemporary Art Center, New York, at the ICA in Boston. And if you have never been to Hangar it is highly recommended a visit to “The Seven Heavenly Palaces” by Anselm Kiefer. Work of extraordinary beauty and charm, has become the symbol of the Hangar Bicocca and is the permanent exhibition since 2004.
Seven of tall concrete towers between 14 and 18 meters in an area of 7000 square meters space dedicated entirely to the work by the artist German, which also you can see some of his paintings.
The museum of Italian Galleries celebrates the work of Emilio Isgrò and continues its retrospective promoted by Palazzo Reale, which showcases 200 works including paintings, installation and course books with ‘cancellation’ artistic language of which he was the Sicilian artist ‘inventor. Here you can admire the famous “Portrait of Alessandro Manzoni”, painted by Hayez and deleted from Isgrò and the “House of Alessandro Manzoni”, work Isgrò inspired from the Alessandro Manzoni’s masterpiece “I Promessi Sposi”.
The Museo del Novecento presents a retrospective of Mimmo Paladino; the artist, one of founders of “Transavanguardia” an Italian art movement. By a graphic production and illustrations he gives an interpretation of some literature masterpiece. From Dante’s Divine Comedy Joyce’s “Ulysses”, to Pavese’s “La Luna e i Falò” and Cervantes’ “Don Quixote”, declares his love for literature, which always inspired him. Website: www.museodelnovecento.org/it/
Carla Sozzani Gallery instead offers an interesting retrospective dedicated to punk -rock called “Punk in Britain”. Over 90 photographs documenting the British punk protagonists which, since the mid- 70s, has changed the fate of the rock. The punk-rock was also a creative movement that shocked especially the aesthetics of several generations and would have given, not only about music, profound impact on fashion and the aesthetics of the future. The exhibition includes photographs by Simon Barker, Dennis Morris, Sheila Rock, Ray Stevenson, Karen Knorr, Olivier Richon; and then drawings, collage and graphic Jamie Reid and a special section dedicated to videos. The exhibition aims to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the birth of the Sex Pistols in 1976 which they shouted the tune of Anarchy in the UK by wearing the studs and tattered clothes by SEX, the shop Malcom McLaren and Vivienne Westwood.