Purple Art

[November 20 2017]

Giasco Bertoli “Blow up 93” exhibition at Mannerheim Gallery, Paris

“2017, Blow Up 93 and Maryon Park … What do they represent? There is a book published by onestarpress (2017) with photos of the park taken in 2007 and 2014.  An enlarged black-and-white contact sheet of a couple, a man and a woman. The man wears white jeans like the protagonist of Antonioni’s movie Blow Up, who ends up shirtless in his studio while wrestling with two models. Three other images: two women on a bed and two fuzzy faces of children that remind us of memories that are becoming vague and increasingly inaccurate. All this in black and white dated 1993. This exhibition is an abstract link to Michelangelo Antonioni’s cult film, that won Cannes’ golden palm in 1967, just 50 years ago.” Giasco Bertoli

On view until December 9th, 2017 at Mannerheim Gallery, 6 rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth, 75003 Paris.

Text Giasco Bertoli and photo Cosimo Fanciullacci

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