Photography Group Show at WOP ART Fair 2016 Lugano

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29 Arts In Progress presents at WOP ART Fair 2016 a photography group show of Gian Paolo Barbieri, Ronald Martinez and Andrea Di Martino.

WOP ART - Tatiana Savialova for Valentino by Gian Paolo Barbieri at 29 Arts In Progress
Tatiana Savialova for Valentino by Gian Paolo Barbieri at 29 Arts In Progress

29 Arts In Progress gallery presents a unique selection of photographic artworks within the first edition of WOP ART Fair, the international art fair dedicated to masterpieces Works on Paper.

This refined event will gather, in the Lugano Exhibition Centre Pavilions, a selection of international galleries exhibiting works on paper and specific projects from all periods of the art history, from old master to modern prints, from artist’s books to author’s photographs, from watercolours to Japanese paper.

Jill Kellington, Vogue Francia, Port Sudan Artist Gian Paolo Barbieri Year 1974 Media Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph Size 73x65 cm Notes Ed. 15
Jill Kellington, Vogue Francia, Port Sudan Artist Gian Paolo Barbieri Year 1974 Media Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph Size 73×65 cm Notes Ed. 15

29 Arts In Progress presents the photography group show of Gian Paolo Barbieri, Ronald Martinez and Andrea Di Martino. The selection of Gian Paolo Barbieri’s photographs in exhibition is devoted to the new work of the artist, together with the iconic fashion shots that span over forty years of photography in which the theatricality of his sets has made Barbieri one of the favourite interpreters of Made in Italy.

Simonetta Gianfelici per Valentino Artist Gian Paolo Barbieri Year 1988 Media Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325 gsm Size 62x50 cm Notes Ed. 315
Simonetta Gianfelici per Valentino Artist Gian Paolo Barbieri Year 1988 Media Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325 gsm Size 62×50 cm Notes Ed. 315

The exhibition continues with Ronald Martinez’s sacred dimensions of the body, eloquent testimony to the powerful effect that Italian Luminism left on pictorial traditions that associate chiaroscuro with transcendence; the French artist implicitly evokes postures, scenes and attitudes traditionally associated with the divinity by using only a strict and subtle minimum of hints to sow within the viewer a delicate feeling of familiarity mixed with the pleasure of sensible and sensitive reinventions.

Title Jerry Hall per Vivienne Westwood Artist Gian Paolo Barbieri Year 1997 Media Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325 gsm Size 72x90 cm Notes Ed. 215
Title Jerry Hall per Vivienne Westwood Artist Gian Paolo Barbieri Year 1997 Media Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325 gsm Size 72×90 cm Notes Ed. 215

The exhibition ends with Andrea Di Martino’s acclaimed work “The Mass is Ended”, not just deconsecrated churches as a ruthless image of secularization, but a deeper link between the liturgy and everyday life: the sacralisation of the everyday? Three artists united by a sense of sacred beauty, sacred body, sacred life.

Exhibition Title | WOP ART Fair
Dates | 2 – 5 September 2016
Location | Lugano Exhibition Centre  (via Campo Marzio) – CH

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