Robert Wilson for Villa Panza

From November 4, 2016 to October 15, 2017 FAI hosts in Villa Panza works by Robert Wilson. The American film director, playwright, choreographer, painter and sculptor has designed to make a dense and complex shows that moves inside and outside the villa, across topics and chapters which correspond to works and different types ofwork, some designed especially for this occasion.
You can admire the famous Video Portraits that featuring various celebrities: Robert Downey Jr. as a corpse used for rembrandtiana anatomy lesson;actress Isabella Rossellini dressed like a Japanese manga character, RobertoBolle, Brad Pitt and pop singer-songwriter Lady Gaga disruptive for the project by Robert Wilson she had to stay silent, motionless for 11 hours. We find it inthree famous paintings of past related differently to the idea of death: the portrait of Mademoiselle Caroline Riviere made by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, 1806 in homage to a young woman died prematurely, the raw Killing, The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David, and the head of Saint John the Baptist of Leonardo Andrea Solari. These works are exhibited for the first time inItaly after the exhibition in Paris in 2013.
Robert Wilson, in addition, has produced a rich and complex view of Villa Panza staged both inside theMuseum and outside the Villa.
The exhibition is characterized by the constant contrast between objectsand ideas, both emblematic of the contemporary world.
Inside the Villa there is an installation in homage to the great milanese collector entitled "House for Giuseppe Panza".
During the survey in Villa Panza, Robert Wilson delved into the history and intellectual adventure of Giuseppe Panza. The admiration for his research became a permanent installation to House for Giuseppe Panza built in AmericanShaker-style park.
Visible through the Windows but inaccessible to the visitor, the artist was inspired by the life of count Panza where on a long table in natural wood restsa great white paper suspended in a timeless dimension and accompanied by some verses by Rainer Maria Rilke, very dear to Panza, read from the same Wilson.

Picture:, 2016 ©

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